Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Secondary Education (Health and Social Care, 14-19)

Learning takes place for 12 weeks in the University, where you students experience a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops; these prepare students for professional placement and help them to reflect on professional issues and their own development; during the 24 weeks on placement, students learn through a combination of observation, individual, group and whole class teaching, discussions with mentors, attendance at school/college training events and professional meetings.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree with a minimum of 50 per cent of the degree in a subject related to health and social care or in some exceptional cases an unrelated degree if applicant has experience in a health and/or social care setting, particularly where this work has enhanced knowledge, skills and understanding in the subject; 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 also strongly encouraged to have passed skills tests in literacy and numeracy prior to an interview.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional placement � module 1; professional studies � module 2; curriculum studies in health and social care � module 3.

Assessment methods

This programme is assessed through a combination of professional placement 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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