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Queen's University Belfast: Education (English)
|Institution||Queen's University Belfast View institution profile|
|Department||School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work View department profile|
The PGCE in English is a recognised teaching qualification aligned to the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland professional competences which affords graduates ‘Eligibility to Teach’ (referred to in some other jurisdictions as 'qualified teacher status', QTS). The course is aligned broadly with the Northern Ireland Curriculum, supporting graduates in teaching English across the 11-18+ year age range. The programme aims to develop your competence and confidence in the teaching of English and in the general professional role of the teacher.
Our PGCE will appeal to you if you wish to move into teaching students English, English Literature or Drama in secondary schools.
Extra places are reserved to prepare those who are interested in teaching their subject through the medium of Irish in Irish-medium schools. An additional certificate in Irish Medium Education (IME) is awarded in conjunction with St Mary's University College.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 1 November 2022. Late applications may be accepted (refer to the Entry Requirements tab for more information).
Further information including an Applicant Guide can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/ssesw/study/postgraduate-taught/pgce/
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Please note the closing date for 2023 entry to this programme is Tuesday 1st November 2022.
Applications received after the closing date will be regarded as LATE and will be considered only if vacancies exist when all applications received by the closing date have been processed. Normally we do not consider ‘late’ applications before June at the earliest.
All applicants must possess the following:
- At least a 2:2 Honours degree (and/or higher degree) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University where at least half of the content must be in English or English Literature. Degrees in cognate areas may be considered if 50% or more of the modules studied are deemed currently relevant. Cognate areas may include, but are not limited to, journalism, drama and creative writing.
- At the time of application, GCSE Mathematics grade C/4, and GCSE English Language grade C/4 or equivalent qualification. (Please note Essential Skills Level 2 qualifications are not regarded as equivalent for entry to this professional course as the professional accrediting authority, the GTCNI, does not recognise them as equivalent.)
We reserve the right to enhance the shortlisting criteria if the course is over-subscribed.
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.
Please note, applicants who are successful in obtaining an offer following completion of the selection process must provide official confirmation that they have satisfied any conditions of their offer by 12 noon on Thursday 31st August 2023 as the course will commence on Monday 4th September 2023.
Queen’s University Belfast
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University is a dynamic community of internationally acclaimed researchers, scholars and students who are committed to creating and sustaining a modern and meaningful place of connected learning. We are open to all talents, welcoming of challenge and change, and dedicated to using our subject expertise to make a difference to lives locally, nationally and internationally.
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