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School Direct (PGCE)

Award
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Typical Offer
2:2 degree View full entry requirements
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
In school
Next course starts
September 2020

About this course

Become a primary or secondary teacher whilst training directly in a school, and have the option to earn whilst you train. After training it’s likely you’ll get the chance to work in your placement school or within its school group.

All our PGCE courses are open for 2020/21 and you can still apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

Work with children and young people in education, either with primary school ages 4 to 11 or secondary school ages 12 to 16.

Our School Direct PGCE, training or salaried, allows you to train and work in a school setting from the start of your course. All of our School Direct Lead Schools 2020/21 are experienced in initial teacher training (ITT).

You’ll also gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and credits towards a master’s degree.

We’ve designed this course with our schools to suit their School Alliances and is based on the skills they are looking for in a newly qualified teacher (NQT). Therefore, the training and course material may differ between schools.

The schools recruit the trainees they want, with the expectation that you’ll go on to work within the school or group of schools where you are trained.

Course lead

Your course leader is Ms Kate Freeth. She is Director of Initial Teacher Education and Lead Tutor for English in the Southampton Education School. Kate strongly believes in ‘education for all’ and has spent all her working life exploring ways to include children in their own education.

Kate's research interests include:

  • personalised/Individualised Learning
  • assessment for Learning
  • drama in English
  • literacy for learning
  • special educational needs

For more information view Kate’s staff profile

Course location

This course is based at In school.

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.