Professional Partnerships


PGCE Secondary Partnerships


University of Worcester


At the heart of the University’s PGCE core and school direct courses is the desire to promote learning and love of learning. Nothing is taught until it is learnt. To achieve this, the course programme aims to develop teachers who are:


  • skilled and inspirational subject specialists;
  • confident and reflective practitioners;
  • effective communicators who can work in partnership;
  • informed intellectuals who promote a love of learning;
  • resilient professionals able to demonstrate high standards of personal conduct.


Taster evenings

UW PGCE taster evenings give you the opportunity to explore facilities, take part in teaching taster activities, and find out about student life. To request a place email:


University of Gloucester


The PGCE Secondary award, with QTS, is available in the following core subjects: Art & Design, Mathematics, Physical Education, Computing, Biology, English, History, Geography and Religious Education.


This one year, full time programme aims to help you become a competent and effective teacher of your subject within the secondary age range. You will spend 26 weeks in at least two schools where you will receive invaluable support from experienced teachers. You will return to central provision at regular intervals throughout the year for professional studies development and subject pathway seminars. The university works together with our local and regional partners to provide a well-established and successful school based programme with academic rigour.


Employment rates have been consistently high for graduates and we offer you the opportunity to gain Masters credits which count towards a full Masters degree. This can be used to take your career to the next level at a subsequent time. All students undertake Masters level modules in addition to other compulsory modules. If you pass all elements of the course at Masters level, the award title will carry Masters credits and QTS.


Entry requirements


  • A degree or equivalent in a relevant subject – this should normally be with Second Class Honours (2:2) or above.
  • Minimum grade C (Level 4 from summer 2017) in GCSE English Language and Mathematics or an accepted equivalent
  • Successful completion of the NCTL literacy and numeracy professional skills tests
  • Satisfactory clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • Satisfactory medical self-declaration.

It is recommended that all applicants gain some recent experience in a secondary classroom setting. If this has not been achieved prior to interview, please note guidance will be provided.

Applicants wishing to teach a subject in which they do not hold a degree should investigate the availability of Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses (SKE) and seek advice from our admissions staff. Please note that all applications for PGCE programmes are submitted through UCAS.


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