University of Gloucestershire Pgce

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University of Gloucestershire Pgce

University of Gloucestershire Pgce

Teacher Training PGCE (Secondary) (PGCE)

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If you’re looking for a lifelong challenging and exciting career using your degree subject knowledge or experience then teaching may be for you.

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2015

The University of Gloucestershire is a teacher training provider for the award PGCE with QTS in nine core subjects: Art & Design, Computer Science with ICT, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Religious Education, Physical Education, Science (Biology), Science (Chemistry) and Science (Physics).

Ofsted says about the course:

‘The outcomes for trainees are outstanding’

We have an ‘Outstanding reputation for providing the quality and type of teachers that schools in the area need and want’

‘Employment rates have been consistently high’ for graduates

‘All trainees are supported, and their individual needs catered for, exceptionally well’

‘Schools are fully involved in all aspects of the provision and have an absolute determination to sustain its continuing success’

In addition, there are PGCE with QTS School Direct opportunities in Design and Technology, (Food, Resistant Materials, Systems and Control, Textiles) English, Geography, History and Music, offered through our local collaborative partner, the Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership (GITEP). We also offer Geography, History and English PGCE with our regional partners.

There are several Lead School Direct schools in Gloucestershire including Pate’s Grammar School, Balcarras School, Marling Grammar School and The Cotswold School.

The one year programme aims to help you become a competent and effective teacher of your subject within the 11-18 year age range. You will spend 26 weeks in at least two schools where you will receive invaluable support from experienced teachers. You will return to central provision at regular intervals throughout the year for professional studies development and subject pathway seminars. The university works together with our local and regional partners to provide a well-established and successful school based programme with academic rigour.

Study style

All elements must be completed satisfactorily. School placements are jointly assessed by staff within schools and the university. There are two written assignments to support your teaching.