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University of Greenwich: Secondary PGCE with QTS* (11-19) (Provider-led) (Science with Chemistry)

Institution University of Greenwich View institution profile
Department School of Education
Telephone 020 8331 9000
Study type Taught


Want to be a secondary school chemistry teacher? Train at Greenwich in secondary level PGCE, Science with Chemistry.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to become a secondary school teacher of science, specialising in chemistry. You will focus on addressing the needs of pupils aged 11-19 and beyond.

While you are with us, you will enhance your teaching abilities, gaining the proficiency to cater to the educational requirements of secondary school students in Key Stages 3 and 4. Simultaneously, you will expand your knowledge, hands-on experience, and theoretical comprehension of the field of science. Upon completion of the program, you will undergo a formal evaluation against the Teachers' Standards, earning Qualified Teacher Status* in conjunction with your PGCE qualification.

Our lectures delivered by experts in their field will help you widen your individual skills, expertise, and background knowledge in your subject specialism. We'll build on your natural flair, so you can successfully engage with young students.

"Subject tutors are credible and knowledgeable in their fields. Additionally, an extensive range of expert colleagues, many of whom trained at the university themselves, contribute to the delivery of the programme. Trainees are given ample opportunity to put their learning into practice through the ongoing school-based element of their course. This ensures that trainee teachers make a highly confident start to their careers in teaching.’ (Ofsted, 2023).

*University of Greenwich sets and receives fees, delivers the programme, provides wellbeing support, and makes the academic award. University of Derby co-designs and accredits the curriculum, and recommends the QTS award.

What you should know about this course - Strong student support and good reputation.

  • Decolonised curriculum that promotes equality diversity and inclusion.

  • Strong partnership with schools and providing trainees who are employed by the schools with good employability.

  • Well experienced tutors in various fields and links to external subject specific organisations.

  • Research-informed pedagogy helping trainees to link theory to their practice. 

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE


University of Greenwich

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