PGCE Secondary

Postgraduate degree

PGCE Secondary

Qualify to teach in secondary schools and be trained by a passionate and supportive team of academic staff who will give you the tools to build a successful teaching career.

Start Date:

September 2022

Duration:

1 year full time

Degree Type:

PGCE

Number of credits:

60 credits

School:

Education

Please read the entry requirements for this course carefully before applying.

Postgraduate and Doctoral open evening

Wednesday 9 February 2022, 5–7.30pm

Course and Module Details

Overview:

Do you want to inspire young people and help change lives?
Would you like a great starting salary and a rewarding career?
Teaching offers all of this. Being able to educate and inspire future generations, seeing young people grow and develop with your help is unlike any other job.

Watch one of our former students talking about her PGCE Secondary year at Roehampton.

As one of the UK’s leading and longest-running providers of teacher education, we can offer you the best foundation for a successful career in the profession. Completion of this Postgraduate Certificate in Education will provide you with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from one of the highest rated providers in the country.

If you study PGCE Secondary at Roehampton you will be taught by a supportive, passionate and driven team of academic staff. Our experienced team strive to ensure you receive the best training and will encourage you to become a confident and successful teacher. Your placement will be confirmed before the start of term, and your mentors in schools are also trained to ensure you achieve your full potential. In addition to our academic staff, we also have a range of support departments to help you with everything from dealing with money matters, to support with your studies. Your course will provide you with a holistic view of the profession; you will look at the child, the curriculum and teacher.

You will undertake two blocks of school experience. The foundation placement for 6 weeks in one school in the autumn term, then in the summer term a 12-week development and consolidation placement in a contrasting school.

Roehampton offers a wide range of curriculum subject specialisms:

In addition to your subject modules, you will also take Professional Studies modules, which will hone your expertise and effectiveness as a teacher. You will learn how to manage a classroom, how planning and preparation contribute to the effectiveness of your teaching, how best to work with parents and other adults, and gain an understanding of children’s behaviour.

Many of our subject rooms are set up to resemble classrooms, ensuring that from your first day at university you will be in a school environment. This is important for your full immersion into the school environment and familiarity with the way classrooms are structured, and the type of resources teachers need on a daily basis.

All our academic staff have extensive teaching experience in schools, and many have served in local authorities or subject associations as advisory teachers, as Ofsted inspectors or as consultants. This means that our programmes are based on the reality of the classroom and the education system. Many work at the cutting edge of research in teacher education, which has a positive impact on the quality of provision for all of our students.

Modules

 


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.

Indicative Timetable

Please be aware that a PGCE is a demanding full time commitment, starting in the first week of September and finishing mid-July. Days spent on campus tend to be from 9am - 5pm, and days on school placement can be considerably longer.  It is not possible to study for a PGCE alongside other work commitments, or without childcare if you have young children.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2022 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
£9,250 £14,950

How to Apply

If you wish to start your PGCE in September 2022 you will be able to browse all available courses from 9am on Tuesday 5 October 2021, and you can submit your application from 9am on Tuesday 12 October 2021, on this page.  Please note that UCAS no longer handles applications for teacher training.  Prior to 5 October you can access a lot of useful information on the Get Into Teaching website.

More Information

Contact the Programme Convenor Ruth Seabrook
ruth.seabrook@roehampton.ac.uk

Need help before you apply?

Our Research

 

To read about the research carried out by academic staff in Roehampton's School of Education please visit the departmental research pages.

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Doing all we can to support our student's lives at Roehampton 

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options. 

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.