University of Southampton

University of Southampton

PGCE Secondary Education

Secondary education courses are available in most subject areas. Please see our website for an up-to-date list: This programme provides training for those wishing to teach the 11 to 18 age range. Training for the QTS award is for 11 to 16 in accordance with organisation of education locally. You will learn how to plan, teach and assess and how to organise and manage a classroom. Extensive supervised school experience will be provided during your study.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: A degree awarded by a British university or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, plus O level or GCSE at grades A*-C (or equivalent) in English language, and mathematics (for both Primary and Secondary) and in science, preferably a double or triple award, for Primary only. Experience of working with children in a paid or voluntary role and experience in primary or secondary classrooms required. For both Primary and Secondary pathways, you must have passed the government's Professional Skills Tests before commencing the course: An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check required.

Assessment methods

School placement observation & assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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