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School Direct (PGCE)

Award
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
In school and Highfield
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Become a primary or secondary teacher while training in a school from the start of your course on one of our School Direct PGCE programmes. School Direct is a school-based training model with substantial links to the University. You'll spend most of your time in school placements: a major school placement in your ‘home’ school, and a shorter, contrasting placement to develop your skills. You'll also attend training days at the University.

For secondary training, we offer our own School Direct PGCE which is run through Southampton University Partnership Alliance (SUPA). This brings together the expertise of teachers in secondary schools across Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire and the academic support of the University.

As a SUPA trainee you'll gain classroom experience by attending a school placement from Monday to Thursday. You’ll spend Fridays at the University, learning from teaching experts.

We also work with other school alliances to offer both training and salaried School Direct PGCEs in primary and secondary education.

All our School Direct lead schools are experienced in initial teacher training (ITT).

The format of placement and University input varies, so please discuss your options with the school alliances.

With all School Direct routes, you'll gain qualified teacher status (QTS), a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and credits towards a master’s degree.

For primary training we partner with the Island Teaching Alliance (ITA), offering a School Direct route on the Isle of Wight.

Course lead

Your course leaders are:

Rachele Morse (secondary)
Ian Campton (primary)
Jan Lewis (SUPA)

 

Course locations

This course is based at In school and Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.

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