Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Learn everything the qualified teacher needs to know about planning, teaching, learning, assessing, policies and processes. Our PGDE includes masters credits, which you could put towards study for an MA Applied Professional Studies in Education. Our PGDE includes masters credits, which you could put towards study for an MA Applied Professional Studies in Education. Course description Our graduates make great teachers. It’s that simple. The Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course helps you develop an understanding of research, policies and practice relating to education in general and secondary education in particular. You’ll analyse and reflect on what you learn to connect research with the classroom. We teach an approach to your work that will stay with you throughout your career. Our graduates are dedicated to lifelong learning, developing their professional practice, and using classroom-based research. You’ll learn everything the qualified teacher needs to know about planning, teaching, learning, assessing, policies and processes. Routes Offered We offer a provider-led route plus two routes in partnership with local schools (The University of Sheffield in partnership with Sheffield Teacher Training Alliance and The University of Sheffield in partnership with Ashfield School). The main differences for the two additional routes are: You’ll have your two school placements in the schools within the cluster that you are attached to, rather than in any school across the partnership. The schools in your cluster will have a greater input into the PGDE programme throughout the year. There will be a strong possibility of securing employment within the cluster of schools that you are attached to, subject to availability and suitability. These two routes run alongside the provider-led PGDE and lead to the same qualification. The University of Sheffield oversees these routes. Sheffield Teacher Training Alliance (STTA) Lead school: Silverdale School Located in Sheffield. Subjects offered are English and mathematics. STTA Ashfield School ITT Lead school: Ashfield School Located in Nottingham. Subjects offered are English, geography, mathematics, physics, chemistry, history, biology, physics with maths and languages. Age range Secondary (11–19). Masters credits As well as a PGDE qualification and Qualified Teacher Status, you will have gained 60 masters credits which you may wish to put towards study for an MA Applied Professional Studies in Education. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

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

How to apply

International applicants

IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or an equivalent qualification. If you are considering applying to study to be a teacher as an international student, you may find these frequently asked questions helpful. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/education/pgde/pgde-faqs-0

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in one of our teaching subjects or with a strong element of a teaching subject. For maths, physics and physics with maths applicants, a minimum third class undergraduate honours degree is required, with at least a grade B in the relevant A Level. GCSE grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics, or an equivalent qualification. Candidates without these qualifications may either take the necessary examinations in the year before the course starts or take our Entrance Test in English and/or Mathematics. Completing a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course may also be a condition of an offer of a place on the course. Disclosure and Barring Service, Work Health Assessment & Safeguarding Training As this course leads to a professional qualification, student teachers are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure and Work Health Assessment. You'll also need to complete Safeguarding Training. Entry requirements for international students: IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0.


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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at University of Sheffield - UCAS