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Southampton Education SchoolPostgraduate study


Turn your degree into a noble and fulfilling career that will see you jump out of higher education into employment as a teacher. The PGCE FE Learning and Skills Sector course, qualifies you to teach or train those in sixth form, college or any form of higher education and is compatible with any subject that you wish to teach. This year long course puts emphasis on practical teaching and lesson planning modules and prepares you for everything you need to educate, encourage and inspire the next generation.

Learning in schools
Learning in schools

Our PGCE and SKE courses are designed and delivered by the Southampton Education School in partnership with over 200 schools across the region.

We have a range of teacher training programmes including PGCE, School Direct and Assessment Only courses, providing routes into teaching. We also offer courses for those needing to improve their subject knowledge in computer science, mathematics or physics teaching. These are Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses.

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University Led PGCE

Overview of the University Led Primary and Secondary PGCE courses

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Science SKE

Science Subject Knowledge enhancement: overview of the pre-PGCE course

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Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement: perspective from School Direct teacher trainees

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Key facts

In May 2012, Ofsted judged all areas of teacher training provision at the University of Southampton to be either Outstanding or Good. Southampton Education School continues to build on these strong foundations going forward as it adapts to changes in teacher training nationally.

The University of Southampton's PGCE programmes include M-level credits, giving you an immediate head start in your teaching career. Our system allows you to build, over a period of time, enough credits to proceed to a dissertation gaining a full Master's degree at your own pace.

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