* PGCE Secondary – An Overview

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Last Updated: March 13th 2018

Newman University has an enviable reputation for the quality of its Initial Teacher Education programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our experienced tutors and good relationships with schools throughout the West Midlands ensure high quality education.

The recent OFSTED inspection highlighted the following key strengths of the secondary initial teacher education courses at Newman:

  • The good attainment and progress of most trainees
  • Trainees’ confidence in using a broad range of teaching strategies to engage learners
  • Trainees’ well developed understanding of their role in supporting the development of the whole child
  • Effective partnerships that ensure all elements of training combine well to support trainees’ progress.

With over 40 years’ experience of training teachers to be excellent classroom practitioners and future leaders, Newman develops innovative courses to enable students to meet the requirements of qualified teacher status (QTS) and be imaginative, inspiring teachers ready and able to make a difference to the lives of the children they teach.

All PGCE routes at Newman will provide two opportunities, either:

  • A Professional Graduate Certificate of Education which will prepare applicants for teaching and offers full QTS, or
  • A Postgraduate Certificate of Education which will include 60 credits at Masters level and full QTS.

The latter option will be offered to applicants with an outstanding academic record or significant relevant experience. There will be an opportunity to discuss the details of the programmes and the work required for the Masters level route at your interview. Applicants should clearly state in their personal statement whether they want to apply for the professional or postgraduate course.

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