PGDip Secondary Education (QTS) – History
The Secondary Education (QTS) – History programme from University of Birmingham leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and offers offering 120 credits towards our MA Teaching Studies. Our specialist programme, which offers high quality training and support, will prepare you to teach in the 11-18 age range and is run in close partnership with schools
|Full-Time Duration:||36 weeks|
|Tuition Fee:||£21,150 per full|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
On the Secondary Education (QTS) – History programme from University of Birmingham, you will be challenged to develop informed and justified decisions about how you approach your teaching, in order to enable you to continue to develop over your career.
You will also benefit from our unique collaboration with the University of Birmingham School as well as a wide range of partner schools, including mixed comprehensive, single sex, religious and selective schools and sixth form colleges. The diverse communities we serve will enrich your experience on the PGDipEd History programme.
The PGDipEd (QTS) Secondary History is also offered as a School Direct programme with Lordswood Girls’ School, St Paul’s Caritas Christi, Windsor Academy Trust and Wood Green ITT Alliance.
We are committed to the idea that teaching is more than simple craft knowledge; it is the synthesis of theories about learning and hands on experience in the classroom. Teachers equipped with this will be able to reflect on their experiences and develop as teachers throughout their careers. On successful completion of your PGDipEd, you may return to study with us on a part-time basis to complete your Masters in Teaching Studies.
- The programme will include the study of subject-based teaching methods as well as the study of broader whole school issues.
- A variety of teaching styles and approaches to learning will be used in the presentation of the themes.
- These include University-based lectures, small group seminars and workshops, school-based work with pupils and teachers, and work undertaken individually or with other groups of students.
- On the PGDipEd History course, you will teach classes in Key Stage 3 and 4 as well as post-16, and learn to select the most effective teaching methods. Our sessions model different teaching methods so you will experience the methods you can use.
- Our close links with history departments in schools means we are not only able to use the 30 years of teaching experience of the tutors but get teachers in to talk about their experience of teaching too.
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Many local schools have a high regard for History Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education students from the University of Birmingham. Consequently we have former students in departments throughout the area. Many local schools contact us directly when they are seeking an early career teacher to employ. Many of our ex-students are now becoming Heads of History and many of the mentors in our partnership schools are ex students.
- All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd(QTS) History course must hold a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution or an equivalent qualification. This will normally be a minimum 2:2 classification and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded.
- To apply for our course you normally need 50% of your degree to be history or a closely related subject. For example; Politics, International Relations, Archaeology, Economics, American and Canadian Studies and Art History are acceptable subjects.
- Additionally, you must have a GCSE in Mathematics and English (Grade 4 or above) or an equivalent qualification which must be obtained before making the application.