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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE): PGCE with QTS (Salaried)

Explore the fundamentals of great teaching, with opportunity to develop your own best practice on the job. Receive ongoing support from skilled school-based mentors and experienced online tutors. There are both primary and secondary study routes.

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  • Duration

    Full-time – 1 year; Part-time – 2 years
  • Format

    Fully Online
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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE): PGCE with QTS (Salaried)

  • PGCE (Postgraduate)

  • Full-time – 1 year; Part-time – 2 years

  • Fully Online

  • Total tuition fee


    Gain formal teacher training whilst in employment in a school

    The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) provides the opportunity to develop your craft in the classroom.

    On this school-based teacher training course, you can enjoy the flexibility of online learning alongside practical in-school experience, as you study and train while working in a school.

    You’ll be encouraged to apply a variety of teaching theories and methods to help develop your own teaching approach.

    You’ll have the opportunity to build confidence and harness your ability to transfer knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to your pupils.

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    Prior experience of teaching in schools is not a prerequisite for this course.

    To gain entry to the course, you must:

    • Have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade-4 (C grade) GCSE in English and Mathematics. For those training to teach pupils aged 3-11, a Grade-4 (C grade) in a Science subject is also required
    • Hold an undergraduate degree, or equivalent as assessed by NARIC
    • Have taken part in a rigorous selection process to assess your suitability to train to teach, and undergone suitable background checks with regard to the Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance, including enhanced DBS check

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall.

    ##How much will it cost?

    12 April 2021 - £6,500

    06 September 2021 - £6,500

    03 January 2022 - £6,500

    * This course is accredited by the Department for Education for Qualified Teacher Status for the April 2021, September 2021, January 2022 and April 2022 intakes. Whilst the University hopes and anticipates the accreditation will continue, if the course would no longer be accredited we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

    ** Hotel accommodation and sustenance at the face-to-face sessions are organised by the university and included in the course fee

    On successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

    • Teach effectively and skilfully so that all pupils in your lessons progress and learn well

    • Develop a reflective and self-critical approach to analyse and foster skills in teaching that promote your self-efficacy and confidence

    • Critically evaluate pedagogy to adopt relevant strategies and teaching methods that promote high-quality behaviour and learning within your individual context

    • Adapt to new environments according to the needs of children

    • Critically reflect on what impacts pupil learning, and exercise independent judgement, using evidence from your own teaching as well as relevant educational research, to inform and improve your own teaching

    • Analyse your own teaching, and research both teaching theory and practice to identify opportunities for future development, and put improvements into practice

    • Develop critical self-awareness from mentoring and respond positively to feedback to develop greater resilience that will help you to enjoy longevity in a teaching career

    • Demonstrate that you understand the relationship between theory and your own practice, and meet the minimum level when assessed against the Teachers’ Standards

    • Synthesise and critically evaluate pedagogical theory and literature in support of an argument and present evidence of effectiveness in relation to your own teaching

    Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE): PGCE with QTS (Salaried)

  • PGCE (Postgraduate)

  • Full-time – 1 year; Part-time – 2 years

  • Fully Online

  • Total tuition fee


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    What you’ll get as a degree student

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online

  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group

  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators

  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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    Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.