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Secondary teaching at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

This teaching degree provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to teach Physics at secondary level. Time is spent in the University and in classroom placements, ensuring that by the end of the course, trainees are confident professionals ready to begin teaching in secondary schools.

The award is offered at two levels. Both are recognised teaching qualifications, but the postgraduate award will allow fast-track entry to Masters courses:

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

The choice of which qualification to take will be made while on the course, successful completion of which will lead to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)*.

The course aims to develop an understanding of the specialist subject in the context of the National Curriculum, the principles involved in the teaching and learning of the subject across the full age and ability range and the professional values and practice, subject knowledge and understanding commensurate with the particular subject specialism. This includes how children learn and how they develop cognitively, socially and physically and the understanding, skills and personal qualities necessary for managing the learning environment.

Study Details:

PGCE 1 year full time

Module Details:

  • Secondary Professional Practice (0 credits)
  • Learning and Teaching in the Subject (20 credits)
  • Secondary Skills of Enquiry (20 credits)
  • Learning and Teaching in the Wider Context (20 credits)
  • Secondary Education Independent Study (60 credits)

Student Destinations

The vocational nature of the PGCE Secondary and the fact that successful completion of the course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) means that graduates are ideally placed to pursue a career as a teacher in a secondary school or college.

Fees

UK/EU: £9,250 International: £13,900

Entry Requirements

What are we looking for?

You will need:

  • a good UK honours degree or equivalent, at a minimum 2:2 with at least 50% focused on subject areas that are very closely related to the subject that you wish to teach; and
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at minimum grade 4 or equivalent. We accept the GCSE equivalency taken via equivalencytesting.com. Applicants with pending qualifications will be considered.

Other requirements:

  • an interview; and
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check; and
  • a Prohibition Order check; and
  • a satisfactory health check; and
  • Professional ITT Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy (pass); and
  • two references – one academic and one vocational; and
  • It may strengthen your application to have had some experience in a classroom in a UK mainstream school, setting or college, although this is not an entry requirement. If you wish to gain some experience prior to your application you can arrange this online.

In exceptional circumstances applicants may be considered who do not have a strong degree match, but who have other relevant qualifications, including an A-level in the subject and extensive professional experience. We do not accept Ordinary degrees. The key consideration is if you are able to demonstrate knowledge of the subject that is commensurate with graduate level understanding.

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