Postgraduate PGCE


Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

We understand that practice is your main priority, that's why we have designed this online course that enables you to study wherever and whenever you want.

Training to become a teacher is one of the most challenging thing you will ever do. With this in mind, this online course is designed to fit around your other professional commitments and will involve assessments relevant to your working life.

This course is designed for practising teachers who already have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), those who want to teach in primary or secondary schools and are undertaking a period of training leading to QTS or equivalent, and practising teachers in international schools abroad (English curriculum) . Please note that this course does not recommend the award of QTS.

Our goal is to provide the foundations that will enrich your practice and fast-track your teaching career. You will benefit from outstanding support tailored to your professional development needs, including personal online learning tutors, online tutorials using a range of web-based software and numerous opportunities to network through our professional learning communities.

You will expand your critical understanding of the education sector and share best practice with your colleagues on the course. You will also scrutinise government and sector-wide policies and analyse theoretical, pedagogical and policy discourse and debates to gain a critical research-informed perspective on what is happening in education.

If you're applying to study this course via one of our School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) partners, please visit our part-time distance learning PGCE Education course page

To view our full range of PGCEs, and for more information, please visit our teacher training pages.

You will gain a critical, research-informed appreciation of the education sector as a whole and understand the challenges that schools face across the sector. The course allows you to focus on the specific context of your practice, with assignments that can be tailored to whole school priorities, government agenda and subject specialist teaching.

Why study Education at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Distance Learning
  2. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  3. Start on your path in becoming qualified teacher status accredited
  4. We offer distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society

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