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School of Education

Secondary PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status

  • Please see the entry requirements tab below
  • Sep 2022
  • Full-time
  • 37 Weeks
  • Postgraduate
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Buckingham
  • You must be employed as a teacher in a secondary independent or state school and be teaching your subject for a minimum of 50% of a full timetable across two consecutive key stages.
    Every year some of our applicants have arranged to work in a school for the specific purpose of gaining this training, others have worked in the school for a year or two, some for longer than that.

    You will be expected to have the following qualifications:

    • A degree from a UK university or equivalent.
    • GCSE in English Language, Maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent.

    In addition, you must:

    • Demonstrate competence in literacy and numeracy.
    • Attend an interview.
    • Provide a reference from your headteacher supporting your application to undertake a PGCE.
    • Obtain the commitment from your school to release you for the second school placement and to provide a suitable mentor.
    • Provide a satisfactory criminal record check and show the physical and mental fitness to teach.

    How to apply

    Please use the ‘Apply Now’ button or contact The School of Education on +44 (0)1280 820222 or email. To apply you will need to supply:

    • copy of degree certificate
    • copy of English and Maths GCSE certificates
    • copy of passport photo page (and visa/work permit where necessary)
    • head and shoulder style photo for your University identity card

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