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About this course

What is a PGCE? 
The PGCE is the Postgraduate or Professional Certificate in Education, which you can take at any time after completing your first degree. It is a one-year full-time course after which you become a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) and are recommended for Qualified Teacher Status. 

The Postgraduate Certificate includes modules at Master’s level which may count towards a further Master’s award. We agree your award whilst you train with us. 

Our PGCE programmes are designed to develop your subject specialist knowledge alongside your hands-on classroom experience. 

Subject knowledge is only a part of teaching; finding creative ways to interpret your knowledge into a language a child can understand is the key. We prepare you for the classroom, allowing you to develop your own thinking, teaching and knowledge base to a level which can be trialled in your placement. All our secondary PGCE courses meet the requirements for the professional standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which you need to teach in a school. 

Business Education 
Business Education is a popular curriculum subject which includes economics, accounting, business law and communications. It concerns the business aspects of organisations within their economic, political and social contexts including legal and human rights and the significance of the media along with the wider issues of global responsibility and interdependence. 

You also have the option of Citizenship enhancement (11-16). Citizenship is a National Curriculum subject, helping young people understand the rights and responsibilities they have as members of society. It considers themes such as legal and human rights and the responsibilities and significance of the media. 

This practical course offers a deeper understanding of a variety of business related subjects allowing you to develop your subject knowledge inline with the national curriculum. 

For information on early years, education and youth work related courses and to help you decide which is right for you, seewww2.hud.ac.uk/edu/docs/School_brochure_2010.pdf

To help you decide which teaching course if right for you, seewww2.hud.ac.uk/edu/flowcharts/teaching_flowchart.pdf

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements
*An Honours degree of 2:2 or above with at least 50% content in economics or business studies. 
*A GCSE grade C pass or equivalent in Mathematics and English (we may be able to offer you an equivalency test in Mathematics and English if you do not meet this requirement. Details available at interview.) 
* The ability to speak, read and write well in English. 
*Criminal Records Bureau, General Teaching Council and medical checks. There is a charge (currently £44) as of April 2011 - subject to change for the criminal records bureau clearance check. You don't need to do anything before you apply; we will let you know what you need to do during the application process. 
*These are the usual entry requirements; however those with different or older qualifications should not be deterred from applying as we welcome people from different backgrounds. 
*Trainees with appropriate industrial and/or commercial experience are encouraged to apply. 
*If you acquired a degree overseas, we will need to see a full transcript of your award, along with details of the marking scheme used by the awarding institution.