find your perfect postgrad program
Search our Database of 30,000 Courses

Aberystwyth University: English (Secondary PGCE)

Institution Aberystwyth University View institution profile
Department School of Education
Telephone 01970 622104
Study type Taught


PGCE English 3DGZ The PGCE Secondary English course is a one-year course that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. The course aims to give student teachers the professional skills needed to become reflective practitioners, prepared to teach ambitious, capable and confident learners who are informed about the world beyond school.

Qualification Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Study mode: Full time Duration: 1 Year Location: Aberystwyth

Assessment Assessment on the course takes a range of forms including, for example: essays, reflective writing, presentations, lesson plans, action research project. There are no formal examinations. Assessment of practice takes place throughout all three placements on a continuous basis

Qualified teacher status (QTS) To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level: • Secondary

Entry requirements

A degree, at least 50% of which is English-related. We consider students with degrees in related subjects, for example, Media Studies. There will be gaps in subject knowledge for all students and the course is designed to address this issue.

To support the Welsh Government’s Literacy and Numeracy framework students must have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade B in the GCSE examination in any of the following:

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Welsh Language (First Language)

  • Welsh Literature

Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language. A grade B in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved.

The University offers tests in these subjects if you do not have these requirements.

  • Experience or observation in a school setting is an advantage.

  • Literacy and numeracy skills tests will form part of the selection process on the day of the interview.

Accommodation The University will offer free university accommodation for those applicants who accept an offer of a place on the 2019/20 ITE programme (subject to fulfilling the entry requirements) following the ITE selection process. The free university accommodation will apply for the eight weeks when students are undertaking the university-based element of the ITE programme.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE


This is your place- to master your future  

The University and Town 

Established in 1972, Aberystwyth University has a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. The University offers a range of research and taught postgraduate programmes, with students from across the world choosing to study here. 

Aberystwyth is a cosmopolitan market town nestled between the mountains and the sea. The University’s scenic location (part of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere) provides a beautiful place to explore and unwind in-between studying.  

Aberystwyth has a welcoming and modern community with a vibrant social life and culture, which has earned …

View Profile

Not what you are looking for?

Browse other courses in English (secondary teaching), or search our comprehensive database of postgrad programs.

Scholarship Opportunity with

Are you a PG student at this University or have you applied to study a postgraduate program at a university in Europe? Tell us your plans and qualify for a £500.00 PGS Scholarship.

Click here