The PGCE Secondary programme will prepare you to teach young people aged 11–16, with post-16 enhancement opportunities. This is a stimulating and tremendously rewarding age group to work with.  


Developed in partnership with schools, our Secondary PGCE programme places great emphasis on practical skills and preparing you for the realities of classroom teaching. Throughout your time on the course you will learn to link theory and practice, inspire a love of learning and develop as a reflective classroom practitioner.   


  • Work with subject specialists in curriculum groups, with fellow trainee teachers who share a passion for your subject  
  • Focus on the application of subject pedagogy in the classroom, drawing on recent and current subject-specific evidence and research  
  • Expand your subject knowledge as you participate in lectures, seminars and workshops involving subject specialists from across our partnership  
  • Experience of teaching in contrasting school settings to enable you to work with a wide range of young people. 

View our Secondary PGCE Courses