Masters | Postgraduate Course - Secondary Education with QTS: English PGCE Course Details within University of Cumbria

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Secondary Education with QTS: English PGCE

Study Details

PGCE: 1 year full-time

Accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted).

Why not put your passion for English towards earning an exciting career as a secondary school teacher? You'll learn everything you need on our specialist course, gaining the essential knowledge and skills to show why English is such a wide-ranging and fascinating subject. We offer a blend of theory and practical work through placements to give you a well-rounded experience in being an effective English teacher.

You'll learn from expert tutors who will support you throughout the year, helping you plan, resource and deliver lessons to pupils across the age and ability range. We are enthusiastic about all aspects of the English curriculum, including language, literature, drama and media, inspiring you to develop your own subject knowledge to promote outstanding teaching and learning in the secondary classroom. Get the right start to your future as a successful English teacher and share your passion with the classroom.

Entry Requirements

A minimum UK 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification in English Language or Literature is required, however strong preference will be given to applicants with 2:1 honours degrees. We also consider applicants with degrees in related subjects such as Media, Film Studies and Drama if supported by strong A-levels in English and/or Literature. Your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge.

Student Destinations

We have a strong tradition of graduates becoming full time, fully-qualified English teachers throughout the UK. You'll be able to go straight into secondary school teaching, and depending on prior experience and skills, you may be able to apply for jobs contributing to drama and media courses.