Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Secondary Education (Psychology, 14-19)

The course is an innovative and intensive programme preparing graduates for the demands of teaching the 14-19 age range in the secondary and further education sectors; candidates are awarded a PGCE and recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, enabling them to teach in schools; the programme is also designed to provide a strong foundation for working in the lifelong learning sector, especially further education; the course is organised in partnership with schools and further education colleges where student teachers spend 24 out of the 36 weeks teaching.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree with a minimum of 50 per cent of the degree in a subject related to psychology or in some exceptional cases an unrelated degree if applicant has worked in employment related to psychology; experience in business and industry, particularly where this work has enhanced knowledge, skills and understanding in psychology; GCSEs (grade C or above) in English language and mathematics (or equivalents acceptable to the University); a minimum of 10 days recent and relevant state school and further education experience on application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have passed skills tests in literacy and numeracy prior to an interview.

Course modules

Modules: Professional placement � module 1; professional studies � module 2; curriculum studies in psychology � module 3.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of professional placements and course work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

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PGCE Admissions
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