Notes about fees for this course
PGCE Secondary (School Direct Salaried)
Trainees are employed by one of our Partnership Schools and earn a salary whilst working towards QTS. There are tuition fees towards the PGCE element of the qualification - fees £2000.
Delivered by an Ofsted rated “Outstanding” provider of teacher training, this one year postgraduate course will recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with full PGCE. We work closely with over 300 partnership schools to prepare you fully for the practical demands of teaching, including the teaching of all National Curriculum subjects. You'll be taught and supported by highly experienced teams who have a national reputation for the quality of their training.
Depending on your qualifications you can teach:
There are three elements to the course which are designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills you will need to pursue a successful teaching career:
Assessments are spread across the course and focus on practical, professional and academic competences. There is also a master's accredited Action Research Project (with two assignments) to be completed during the year.
You can read more about the skills needed to teach Secondary here.
Stimulating University Sessions
Your teaching staff (Teaching Fellows) are vastly experienced teachers and educational leaders who have been selected to provide you with the highest quality training. We also work in collaboration with our partnership schools to bring in their school experts to help deliver training.
The university sessions are interactive, interesting and challenging. You will enjoy regular seminars, tutorials and workshops as well as more traditional lectures alongside trainees from all routes. Your academic work will be assessed using a variety of strategies including essays, subject knowledge audits, presentations and posters.
Working in partnership with schools, we all make sure you have access to the very best, and most inspiring, practising teachers and mentors – participating in their seminars, observing them in the classroom, or being guided by them during your placements. This will be a minimum of 120 days.
This route offers trainees an extended Professional Practice placement in one main school (called a “Base School”), supplemented by an additional placement (half a term) in a contrasting school. This ensures a varied and balanced experience of teaching in different settings, whilst allowing the trainee to contribute significantly to the life of their “Base School”. If you choose to follow this route you may have to plan and assess classes independently.
Strong Support Structure
We ensure that you have access to the best possible support, advice and guidance, during your course. You will be supported by a range of University tutors, with responsibility for developing your subject knowledge and teaching development. Additionally you will also have two school mentors, who offer professional and personal support.
Read more about support at Warwick.