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Primary Education (Early Primary, 3-7) PGCE

The Early Primary PGCE course at the Faculty of Education aims to prepare trainees to engage with this particularly important and exciting phase of education. The development of provision for young children has been a major focus of recent national educational priorities.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Music) PGCE

The Faculty of Education, in partnership with East Anglian Schools is working to improve the quality of music teaching in secondary schools. The course is based on a close and interdependent relationship between Faculty-based and school-based learning working with principles of inclusion and equality of opportunity in teaching and learning for all students whatever their potential and achievements.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Entrepreneurship PGDip

The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship is a highly practical programme designed specifically for entrepreneurs to nurture their entrepreneurial ambitions and enable new ventures through an academically rigorous, directly relevant and highly practical learning experience. The programme is delivered largely online through a dedicated interactive Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

  • Duration of training: 12 months
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Secondary Education (Art and Design) PGCE

This course is aimed at academic studio practitioners, the Cambridge PGCE art and design course is ideally suited to those who have a degree in any art, craft or design subject, including history of art. We occasionally take people whose degree is in another area altogether as long as their portfolio and performance at interview demonstrates that their subject knowledge and skills are at least degree level.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
International Law PGDip

The Postgraduate Diploma in International Law is a one-year full-time (or two-year part-time) research course and is awarded on the basis of a dissertation not exceeding 30,000 words, inclusive of footnotes but exclusive of appendices and bibliography. Students are assigned a supervisor by the Faculty's Degree Committee.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Geography) PGCE

The course is 'high challenge: high support' and will help you to develop teaching strategies and skills so that you can use your enthusiasm about Geography to interest and motivate pupils. Although the majority of our trainees have a degree (or higher degree) in Geography, we accept trainees with a diverse range of subject expertise; for example Environmental Sustainability, Geology or International Development.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (History) PGCE

The Cambridge History PGCE aims to develop leaders in history education, whether as curriculum leaders in a school or leaders nationally and internationally through research, writing and training. Central to this mission is the enormous challenge of bringing rigorous, demanding history to the full ability range, especially those students from disadvantaged backgrounds who find the subject very hard.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Science Biology) PGCE

The Biology course puts a strong emphasis on trainees collaborating together. It has a strong practical and fieldwork focus.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Design and Technology) PGCE

The Design and Technology PGCE at the University of Cambridge was established in 2000 and has adopted a philosophy that is both progressive and focused on the development of young people's thinking, learning and development. The course has consistently been awarded top grades (1) following inspections by OFSTED from 2000 to 2008 with many aspects regarded as 'very good with many outstanding features'.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Modern Languages) PGCE

The course is for people wishing to train as secondary teachers of Modern Foreign Languages 11 - 18. We welcome enthusiastic and well-qualified linguists, who can convince us that they would enjoy passing on their love of languages to young learners.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (English) PGCE

The English course is for people wishing to train as secondary teachers of English 11-18 who have a strong interest in learning to teach all aspects of the subject including literature, language, literacy, media and drama. The course is built upon principles of inclusion and equality of opportunity in teaching and learning for all students whatever their potential and achievements.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Modern Foreign Languages) PGCE

The course is for people wishing to train as secondary teachers of Modern Foreign Languages 11 - 18. We welcome enthusiastic and well-qualified linguists, who can convince us that they would enjoy passing on their love of languages to young learners.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Art) PGCE

This course is rigorous and stimulating with specialist tutors working in partnership with experienced mentors in schools. We have connections with local museums, such as the Fitzwilliam and Kettle's Yard with their internationally acclaimed collections, and a purpose-built specialist studio in the Faculty.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Legal Studies PGDip

The Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies is a one-year full-time (or two-year part-time) research course and is awarded on the basis of a dissertation not exceeding 30,000 words, inclusive of footnotes but exclusive of appendices and bibliography. Students are assigned a supervisor by the Faculty's Degree Committee.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Science Physics) PGCE

The physics course aims to show current developments in school physics teaching both as it is today and how it might be in the early years of a teacher's career. The teaching is based in the laboratory and built on a combination of practical work, seminars and workshops that explore both what students need to learn as well as the strategies and approaches teachers can take to support this.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Mathematics) PGCE

The Secondary Mathematics PGCE is a one-year course for graduates whose degree has entailed a substantial study of mathematics. Suitable degrees include those in mathematics, mathematics with statistics, computer science, engineering, physics, and some combinations within natural sciences.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Religious Studies) PGCE

This highly practical course explores ways of making Religious Studies interesting and relevant to pupils within the 11-18 age range. World religions, from Christianity to Buddhism are explored in the course as living faiths.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Science Chemistry) PGCE

The chemistry course puts an emphasis on participation, planning and practical work. The course includes the management of laboratory-based lessons, techniques of assessment, work with new technology and how to organise extracurricular chemistry sessions.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Biology) PGCE

The science/biology course draws graduates from a wide range of life science degree courses, including psychology. The course seeks to promote biology specialism at 16+ but recognises the need for all science teachers to be able to teach outside their specialism to at least Key Stage 3.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Physics) PGCE

This course is central to the planning of the specialist courses. The physics course aims to introduce students to the exciting world of physics teaching throughout the 11-18 age range.

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