School of Education

PGCE Secondary

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Qualification: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: September
Subjects: See available subjects
Campus: Jubilee Campus

Course overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the University of Nottingham prepares you to teach in secondary schools (ages 11-18). 

The PGCE course awards the prestigious University of Nottingham PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status and up to 60 masters credits (towards an MA Education).

This route gives you extended placements in at least two schools, enabling you to gain a broad experience of different educational settings. The course starts in early September and finishes at the end of June. In week one of the course you will begin your first school placement, where you will be based for the autumn term. From January to June your main teaching practice will be in a different, contrasting setting.

There are 40 days spread over the year based at the University where you will be part of a vibrant cohort of beginning teachers of your subject. You will also have opportunities to work with peers from other subjects, exploring wider educational issues.

We have a very strong, collaborative partnership which supports your development as a beginning teacher. University tutors, school coordinators and mentors all work closely with you, and each other, throughout the year to support and challenge you to develop into the best teacher you can be.



School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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