PGCE Secondary History at University of Reading - UCAS

Course summary

Our PGCE Secondary Education with History addresses all aspects of secondary history education, and enables you to benefit from tutors whose research directly informs course content. This Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary History course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach the 11-18 age group in secondary schools in England and Wales. Our history programme is designed to develop practitioners so that they can excel in any teaching context. A love of history is at the heart of what we do and is evident in all aspects of the training year. We ensure that the right space and guidance is there for trainees who arrive with differing experiences of history and education so that everyone can develop the right subject knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge. For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules may include:

  • Shared Implementation Secondary
  • Guided Implementation Secondary
  • Independent Implementation Secondary
Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 undergraduate degree or equivalent in any subject. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 You will need to have achieved Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE Mathematics and English Language or equivalent qualifications. As part of the application process for this programme, you will be required to attend an interview. You will also need to demonstrate competence in Fundamental English and mathematics by the end of the course. This is a new DfE requirement which replaces the QTS skills tests in literacy and numeracy. If you accept an offer with us you will also be required to successfully complete Occupational Health and Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure checks.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £10800 Whole course
EU £22350 Whole course
England £10800 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10800 Whole course
Scotland £10800 Whole course
Wales £10800 Whole course
Channel Islands £10800 Whole course
International £22350 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
PGCE Secondary History at University of Reading - UCAS