PGCE Secondary English, Postgraduate Certificate | University of East Anglia | Norwich, United Kingdom
12 months
22400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Our PGCE Secondary English course at the University of East Anglia will provide you with the opportunity to research and evaluate the latest thinking in good teaching practice, helping you understand the optimum ways pupils learn. You’ll discover how pupils best learn English, and how to best support and guide them.

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Our one-year, full-time PGCE Secondary English  course at the University of East Anglia will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach English to pupils aged between 11 and 16 – plus the option of additional experience of A-Level English teaching. Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

It’s an exciting time to train to become an English teacher. Schools have freedom to decide their approach to the subject. Your course will introduce you to knowledge-based models and skills-oriented curricula, as well as how to support students’ personal and creative growth. You’ll have the chance to consider and develop realistic ideas about what to teach, how to teach it, and why. We’ll help you gain insight into pupils’ learning and motivations. You’ll also gain essential long-term planning, assessment and classroom management skills.

Through both first-hand experience and our taught modules you’ll come to understand the ways in which pupils engage with English and what you can do to support and encourage their learning. You’ll develop strategies to make learning challenging, stimulating and fun – helping students to really enjoy their time in school.


  • Teacher
  • Deputy head teacher
  • Head teacher
  • Private education
  • Tutor
  • UK and Overseas teaching opportunities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Curriculum
  • Learning
  • Secondary Years QTS
  • Reflective Project in Education
  • English

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements


  • 2:2 or above


  • English


  • Before making your application you must have a GCSE pass at Grade C or its equivalent in English Language and in Mathematics.

Applications are considered on an individual basis and being able to demonstrate a strong level of knowledge about the National Curriculum and current issues affecting teaching is advantageous.

Interview required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Norwich

609 - 1044 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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