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University of Gloucestershire Teachers College (Graduate Entry, Secondary)



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University of Gloucestershire’s School of Education in England (UK)

Education can offer exciting and rewarding opportunities and the University of Gloucestershire in England is a great place to take your first steps. The University of Gloucestershire has been making a significant contribution to the field of teacher education for over 150 years and thrives on the opportunity to further enhance our longstanding international reputation for high quality teaching and research.

Gloucestershire’s links to schools of all types mean you’ll be challenged in a variety of placements. You’ll have a chance to specialize so if you’ve got a passion such as a hobby or subject, you can bring an extra dimension to the classroom.

The University of Gloucestershire are ranked in the top 10 for student experience (Times University Guide 2016) and the School of Education lead the way in high quality research, teaching and professional education.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

About the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Primary

If you’re looking for a lifelong challenging and exciting career using your degree subject knowledge or experience then teaching may be for you.

The University of Gloucestershire in England is a teacher training provider for the award Postgraduate Certificate in Education PGCE Secondary with QTS in nine core subjects: Art & Design, Computer Science with ICT, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Religious Education, Physical Education, Science (Biology), Science (Chemistry) and Science (Physics).

Ofsted says about the course:

‘The outcomes for trainees are outstanding’

We have an ‘Outstanding reputation for providing the quality and type of teachers that schools in the area need and want’

‘Employment rates have been consistently high’ for graduates

‘All trainees are supported, and their individual needs catered for, exceptionally well’

‘Schools are fully involved in all aspects of the provision and have an absolute determination to sustain its continuing success’

In addition, there are PGCE with QTS School Direct opportunities at the University of Gloucestershire in Design and Technology, (Food, Resistant Materials, Systems and Control, Textiles) English, Geography, History and Music, offered through our local collaborative partner, the Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership (GITEP). They also offer Geography, History and English PGCE with our regional partners.

There are several Lead School Direct schools in Gloucestershire including Pate’s Grammar School, Balcarras School, Marling Grammar School and The Cotswold School.

The one year secondary program at Gloucestershire aims to help you become a competent and effective teacher of your subject within the 11-18 year age range. You will spend 26 weeks in at least two schools where you will receive invaluable support from experienced teachers. You will return to central provision at regular intervals throughout the year for professional studies development and subject pathway seminars. The University of Gloucestershire works together with their local and regional partners to provide a well-established and successful school based program with academic rigour.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Applicants applying to UK schools must include both High School and University transcripts.
  • Interview required.
  • A  degree or equivalent  in a relevant subject – this should normally be with Second Class Honours (2:2) or above.
  • Minimum grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics or an accepted equivalent
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.
  • You will need some recent experience in a secondary classroom setting. If that has not been achieved prior to interview, you will need to arrange and successfully complete three to five days in a secondary classroom setting
  • Successful completion of the NCTL literacy and numeracy professional skills tests
  • Satisfactory clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please note that all applications for PGCE program are submitted through UCAS. Contact KOM Consultants for more information on application process to this school.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

The PGDE Secondary course at the University of Gloucestershire leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England.

Graduates of the University of Gloucestershire’s PGCE Secondary teacher training program are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada, however, it is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted. KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the teaching profession in Canada. Contact KOM for more information.

All students applying directly through KOM will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

Award Title:Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Secondary Education PGCE
Length of Program:1 year
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Application Fee:Applications must be submitted through UCAS. Contact KOM for info on fees and UCAS procedures
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Campus Location:Cheltenham
Country:England (UK)