PGCE (Secondary) - Science Education - Biology Chemistry or Physics, Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)


Classrooms are complex and dynamic places. Becoming an effective teacher is more than just ‘transmitting knowledge’ or `telling pupils how to do it' or about numerical outcomes. Education encompasses a whole range of attributes and requires teachers to be at the cutting edge of their practice. Through dynamic and innovative teaching, we will support and encourage you on your journey to becoming an effective science teacher to inspire a new generation of world-changers.

Our secondary science PGCE programme is grounded in the view that the process of gaining qualified teacher status with a PGCE must essentially be an educational one. We encourage you to form your own opinions on education through first-hand experience and reflective thinking. We anticipate that you will develop qualities that will enable you to become teachers who will not only be outstanding classroom practitioners, but will also be in a position to participate in and influence the development of science education for the future.

Programme Structure

There are three modules in the PGCE:  

Subject Studies: available at Level 6 and Level 7 learning outcomes and award Studies in Professional Issues and Research in Education: available at Level 6 and Level 7 learning outcomes and award School Experience: available at Level 6 learning outcomes and award Each module in this programme at both level 6 and level 7 has its own set of detailed learning outcomes, teaching methods and related methods of assessment that are derived from and complement the overall learning outcomes of the programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

 All applicants must have: 

  • A first degree of a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification 
  • Achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, mathematics and science. 
  • Passed NCTL's professional skill tests prior to entry to the course 
  • Taken part in a rigorous selection process at College or at a partnership school of the College, designed to assess their suitability to teach.

Tuition Fee

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    14170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1250 - 2600 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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