PGDip Secondary Education (QTS)
The one year Secondary Education (QTS) from University of Birmingham leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and offers 120 credits towards our MA Teaching Studies. Our specialist programmes, which offer high quality training and support, will prepare you to teach in the 11-18 age range and are run in close partnership with schools.
|Full-Time Duration:||36 weeks|
|Tuition Fee:||£21,150 per full|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
The School of Education benefits from our unique collaboration with 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 enrich the experience of students on all our teaching the programmes.
On all our Secondary PGDipEd programmes 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. 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 Secondary Education (QTS) from University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering teacher training courses. Its teaching has been graded as ‘outstanding’ three times by Ofsted inspectors which affirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training.
- Modern Languages: French/German/Spanish
- Physical Education
- Religious Education
- Science: Biology
- Science: Chemistry
- Science: Physics
“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
There is currently high demand for secondary teachers in the region and beyond. Employment rates are consistently high and strong links with the partnership schools mean that many students go into employment in the region.
All applicants to Secondary PGDipEd (QTS) programmes must hold a degree from a UK HEI (or an equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject, as well as GCSE grade 4* or above (or equivalent) in mathematics and English.
You must also:
- complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before taking up a place.
- complete relevant checks to ensure you have the health and physical capacity to teach.
- agree to abide by the University of Birmingham Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise.