Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Economics and Business Education

You will leave this teacher training course with a PGCE qualification. This can be awarded at 3 levels dependent upon performance during the training year, either 30 (professional), 60 or 90 (postgraduate) M level credits, in addition to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), the required qualification to teach in England. The course aims to develop your professional competencies in the creation and delivery of programmes in secondary education, and to develop the wider professional knowledge and skills expected of a qualified teacher. This is a 36 week course. The equivalent of 24 weeks (120 days) is spent in 2 carefully selected placement schools and 12 weeks in the university.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree, at least 50% in an appropriate subject. GCSE mathematics and English grade C qualifications. You will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the education system gained from work or placement in schools or experience of working with secondary school aged pupils. You will be required to successfully complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application and be certified fit to teach. You must be ICT literate. We recommend you submit a well considered personal statement on the UCAS application form as this is a key part of the short listing process.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 36 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stafford Campus) Stafford ST18 0AD West Midlands

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