Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE


Why choose this course?

Want to make a difference to the lives of young people in the classroom? Train to teach in one year with our PGCE Secondary course. Our small cohorts ensure you have the personalised support you need to succeed in your future career as a teacher.

We will prepare you to teach secondary students with additional opportunities to develop your ability to teach at sixth-form level. This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence informed teacher. The course is designed to model dynamic, flexible and responsive teaching which you can use in your own practice. You will benefit from two contrasting placements in our committed partnership of schools. You will spend two-thirds of your course in both placements.

You'll also benefit from a course that supports you in becoming a research-engaged teacher, who can use evidence to drive improvements in young people's learning and wellbeing.

In addition to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in accordance with government standards, you will also receive the award of PGCE with 60 credits towards our Master of Research in Education (MRes), which you can continue with beyond your PGCE year.

Pathway UCAS code Mode Duration Start date
Biology C1X1 Full time 1 year September 2021
Chemistry F1X1 Full time 1 year September 2021
Citizenship with Social Science 2VZZ Full time 1 year September 2021
English 37ZX Full time 1 year September 2021
Mathematics G1X1 Full time 1 year September 2021
Physical Education 3CL9 Full time 1 year September 2021
Physics F3X1 Full time 1 year September 2021
Location Kingston Hill

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • You will have personalised support from both University and partnership schools.
  • Our passionate team all have a rich background in teaching in London school settings, who are able to share both their theoretical and practical knowledge with you.
  • Kingston's partnership schools offer excellent opportunities for practical learning and a range of exciting diverse experiences.