The University of Brighton is one of the UK's largest teacher training universities, rated Outstanding by Ofsted in our most recent inspection. This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 11–16 age range which enables you to be employed as a qualified teacher in secondary schools in England, it is also recognised in Wales once registered with The Education Workforce Council (EWC). The course also offers enrichment opportunities to teach the 16–18 age phase. Studying with us, you will have access to excellent resources and gain practical experience in two contrasting schools. We have partnerships with over 600 schools and colleges in the south east offering opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings. You will be mentored by a successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs course content. Students on this course can choose to progress to our Education MA after completing the PGCE.
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:
- Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant. GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) - At least English language and maths. Equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates. Other - All offers of places are subject to a satisfactory health check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check. - Applicants from minority ethnic and other groups under-represented in the profession are particularly welcome. English language requirements IELTS 7.0 in all elements.
Fees and funding
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