University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Secondary Education (English)

The course comprises of school placement, subject specialist and professional learning modules. Trainees who achieve a Master's level are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate of Education, those who achieve at level 6 are awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 (Hons) degree required awarded by a UK university (or equivalent) with at least 50 per cent in English. GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent). Recent (last 2 years) work experience in a state secondary school of at least 10 days. Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy and an interview to assess personal suitability for teaching. Applicants with a 3rd in their 1st degrees are considered if they hold a postgraduate degree in English. Applicants with overseas qualifications must have them validated by NARIC before applying.

Assessment methods

To pass the course, trainees need to achieve all the Teachers� Standards on placement to the level required to be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and pass 2 written assignments.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
De Havilland Campus Hatfield AL10 9EU South East

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