University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Secondary Education (English)

This course provides training and experience that prepares students to become confident and effective subject teachers; 70 per cent of the training is practical, school-based experience; there is continuous assessment of teaching ability in schools and students learn how to use research to improve their teaching skills; varied content includes lectures, seminars, presentations, group tasks, mini-research projects and written assignments; students gain valuable support from experienced mentor teachers and university tutors; students develop a range of communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills; successful completion of this course leads to qualified teacher status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

1st degree (2.2 or above) with at least 50 per cent subject content relevant to the subject specialism and GCSE (A�C) including English language and mathematics; students need to demonstrate professional understanding, an awareness of current educational issues and talk about recent relevant classroom experience in a UK (state) secondary school (a minimum of 2 weeks in the last 2 years); enhanced clearing from the disclosure and barring service (DBS) and complete a satisfactory medical declaration; all suitable applicants are interviewed; students may be required to undertake a task in the subject specialism; and literacy and information communication technology audits.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through observation during teaching placements and written assignments; to gain a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) students need to complete 3 4,000-word assignments at Level M (Postgraduate), 2 blocks of school experience and skills tests in literacy, numeracy and information and communications technology.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus Chichester PO19 6PE South East

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01243 816002