University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Education (Secondary)

The Exeter Secondary PGCE is an 11-16 QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) course with post-16 enhancement. In effect, this means that whilst you must meet the standards for QTS within the 11-16 age range, you will also have additional experience of post-16.

All coursework is designed to provide engaging and varied opportunities for you to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to achieve QTS.

Dependent upon your degree subject, you can choose to teach:

Your course begins with two weeks of observation (preliminary school experience). This leads into the University-based course which focuses on professional development, specialist subject knowledge, pedagogy and teaching skills. Two weeks of this term will be spent in your first placement school as part of the Beginning Practice phase of your training.

Term 2 is spent in your first school placement with three seminar days held at the University. At the end of the term you visit your second school placement for an induction period.

Term 3 is spent in your second school placement with two seminar days held at the University.

Throughout all school-based learning, you work closely with experienced teachers and a University tutor. This involves developing your observation, planning and evaluation skills in order to meet the requirements for QTS.

Entry requirements

Please visit the relevant subject programme page for information on the entry requirements for your subject.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time September 2019 £ 9,250 per Academic year (Home) 1 Years
PGCE Full-time September 2019 £ 16,900 per Academic year (International) 1 Years
PGCE Full-time September 2019 £ 9,250 per Academic year (EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St Luke's Campus Exeter EX1 2LU South West

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Key information

PGCE Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0300 555 6060