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Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - Music PGCE

This course aims to develop students as reflective and highly skilled music teachers. As well as developing subject expertise, students will understand why music is taught in schools, how pupils learn and how to teach music in a way that develops, challenges and inspires young people.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) -Social Science PGCE

This course aim is to develop students as reflective and highly skilled teachers. As a 14-19 programme, there is an explicit focus on teaching examination classes in an interactive way.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - English with Drama PGCE

This program will develop an understanding of classroom practice and the theories underpinning teaching and learning in English, media and drama. You will work with others to produce assessed theatre in education (TiE) presentations for children in partnership schools.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - Business Studies PGCE

In this course, students will understand how business is taught in schools, how pupils learn and make sense of the evolving nature of business. This is reflected in the range of business related courses that are now offered by schools, sixth forms and colleges, with the focus in some instances on entrepreneurship, work skills and new business technologies.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-Ordination PGCert

The programme aims to develop participants’ professional knowledge and critical understanding of key concepts and debates addressed in the academic and professional literature in order to lead and co-ordinate special educational needs and disability (SEN and D) provision across an educational setting. By the end of the programme students should be able to: contribute to contemporary debate in the fields of both special education as well as inclusion and disability studies; produce and communicate reasoned and informed reflective argument, both in writing and orally; carry out a focused practitioner inquiry relating to the role of the SENCO, supported by relevant literature sources; improve professional practice through greater knowledge, skills, understanding and awareness.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - Modern Foreign Languages PGCE

This programme enables students to engage critically with a number of approaches and issues relating to languages education, such as the teaching of grammar, the incorporation of literature into lessons, target language use and the monitoring and assessment of pupils' learning. It incorporates a range of approaches to effective, inclusive learning, and develops a student’s professionalism and critical awareness to a high level.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - Geography PGCE

The School Direct Tuition Fee route is a new path into teaching at both primary and secondary levels. Participating schools, or clusters of schools that join together, are allocated a set number of student-teacher places.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - Religious Education PGCE

This programme provides an understanding of why religious education is taught in schools and allows student teachers the chance to research how the subject has evolved and thus is just as relevant as part of the English curriculum today as it always has been. The Religious Education PGCE / School Direct (non-salaried) course also enables students to reflect upon the aims of religious education and how different pedagogies can support learners to develop key religious education skills and be challenged and excited by the world today.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - Biology PGCE

In this course, students on the Biology PGCE will acquire a critical understanding of current debates and issues relating to Science education, and will be guided and supported in developing their subject knowledge. We expect students to engage with reading and research into Science education and to regularly reflect upon their own progress, towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards across the 11–16 age range.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - History PGCE

In this course, students will understand why history is taught in schools, how pupils learn and make sense of the past, and how to teach history in an exciting way that develops learners. There are five key themes underpinning the programme: “diverse histories”, “history for all”, “historical thinking”, “engaging with history” and “becoming a professional history teacher”.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - Mathematics PGCE

The Mathematics PGCE provides an understanding of the nature of mathematics and why it is taught in schools, how pupils learn to think and reason mathematically and how to teach mathematics in such a way that learners enjoy it and choose to study it. Students will learn how to implement research and evidence informed teaching and how to conduct small scale research of your own.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - English PGCE

In this course, students will develop an understanding of classroom practice and the theories underpinning teaching and learning English, media and drama. Tasks set throughout the year will help students to reflect on their own as well as children’s learning and development.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - Economics PGCE

This course draws on current research at the UCL Institute of Education and elsewhere to inform our economics teaching and encourage students to engage with recent debates and literature in the field. Our underlying aim is for students to develop as reflective and highly skilled teachers.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Post-Compulsory PGCE

This programme will help students develop the generic skills needed to teach their own subject, or develop generic and specialist subject skills in either Mathematics (including Numeracy) or English (including Literacy and/or English for Speakers of Other Languages). Through taught sessions and mentored teaching practice in the workplace you will learn about employment in the sector, how to plan lessons in your subject, how to teach, engage and assess learners, how to manage the learning environment, and how to understand and use theory and research to broaden and improve your professional knowledge and expertise in teaching.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Salaried Route) - Drama PGCE

In this course, students will be part of a school team from the start and will receive intensive support from experienced teachers in the classroom. Opportunities will exist to build networks with fellow trainees.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Salaried Route) - Physical Education PGCE

In this course, students will be part of a school team from the start and will receive intensive support from experienced teachers in the classroom. Opportunities will exist to build networks with fellow trainees.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - Computing with IT PGCE

The programme consists of university-based sessions, school-based sessions and teaching placements. The university-based sessions will include the study of the Computing curriculum, lesson planning, effective teaching, classroom management and approaches to assessment.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Salaried Route) - Music PGCE

In this course, students will be part of a school team from the start and will receive intensive support from experienced teachers in the classroom. Opportunities will exist to build networks with fellow trainees.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education: School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) - Chemistry PGCE

This programme has been designed to enable all candidates to demonstrate that they have met the standards across Key Stages 3 and 4 (11–16 age range). Students will acquire a critical understanding of current debates and issues relating to science education, and we will guide and support them in developing their subject knowledge.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Early Years Initial Teacher Training (employment pathway) PGCE

The employment-based route on the Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programme is designed for those already working with babies and children from birth to five years old. Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) will be awarded to graduates who have been judged to have met all of the Teachers' Standards Early Years).

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time
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