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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. By placing the practice of music at the heart of the course in Faculty and in school trainees have every opportunity to develop as musicians as well as music teachers.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Primary Education (Early Primary, 3-7) English PGCE

The Early Primary PGCE course prepares trainees to teach within this important and exciting phase of a child's education. Trainees participate in professional studies lectures, conferences and visits, some of which are shared with the General Primary trainees.

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

This course is aimed at academic studio practitioners, the 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

This is a 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: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part 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 (Design and Technology) PGCE

This course provides young people with an ideal opportunity to develop their learning and understanding of the world around them through problem identification; problem solving; abstract thinking; and the application of diverse knowledge domains and intellectual abilities. Cambridge offers trainee teachers an excellent opportunity to explore the creative abilities of young people and challenge established practices in Design & Technology education.

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

The Geography PGCE course is 'high challenge: high support' and aims not only to help trainees to develop teaching strategies and skills so that they can use their enthusiasm about Geography to interest and motivate pupils, but also develop them as geographers. We run a series of subject knowledge workshops, including meteorology training run by the Royal Meteorological Society and a workshop on geology run by colleagues in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University.

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

The Faculty-based work is taught by subject lecturers, a seconded subject mentor and other languages professionals. There is a close, interdependent relationship between faculty-based and school-based learning, with trainees working alongside an experienced mentor, who provides key training opportunities and regular systematic support and feedback on classroom teaching.

  • 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 (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 (Latin with Classics) PGCE

The course is built upon principles of inclusion and equality of opportunity in teaching and learning for all students whatever their potential and achievements. Trainees are encouraged to foster their own and their students' creativity through an enthusiastic commitment to adventurousness, exploration and systematic hard work within and beyond the classroom.

  • 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
Legal Studies PGDip

This is a 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: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part 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 (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
Sustainable Value Chains PGCert

The course aims to equip senior and mid-career professionals and managers with the relevant skillsets required to build resilient supply chains that are fit for the future. In particular the programme aims to: teach students the key social and environmental risk and opportunities within their sector’s value chains; develop their ability to make a compelling ‘business case’ for resilient and sustainable value chains; develop students’ knowledge of best practice responses, including policy development, codes and standards, management and reporting systems, and stakeholder engagement.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time
Educational Studies: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling PgDip

This diploma is designed for those who work with young people in educational or other settings who have either satisfactorily completed the Introduction to Child and Adolescent Counselling Skills (60-hour PAES course) or have an equivalent qualification in counselling and psychotherapy. The programme is designed to enable participants to: Work therapeutically with children and young people especially through communication using the arts and play; Develop the skills of counselling in one-to-one and group settings through the use of practicums, experiential, active learning methods and practical work with other students; Gain a grounding in the theoretical base of counselling and group work; Increase their understanding of the development of young people personally, socially and emotionally and Explore the ethical and professional aspects of working with children and adolescents in schools and other settings.

  • Duration of training: 12 months
  • Study mode: Part time
Primary Education (Early Primary, 3-7) Science PGCE

The Early Primary PGCE course prepares trainees to teach within this important and exciting phase of a child's education. Trainees participate in professional studies lectures, conferences and visits, some of which are shared with the General Primary trainees.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Primary Education (Early Primary, 3-7) Mathematics PGCE

The Early Primary PGCE course prepares trainees to teach within this important and exciting phase of a child's education. Trainees participate in professional studies lectures, conferences and visits, some of which are shared with the General Primary trainees.

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