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PGCE Secondary Education with QTS – English (11-16 years)

University of Cumbria

12 months
13250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This PGCE Secondary Education with QTS – English (11-16 years) course at University of Cumbria will enable you to learn all about the National Curriculum framework in English – Language, Literature, Drama and Media - through to individual lesson plans.

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You will be supported by our expert tutors to plan, resource and deliver engaging lessons to pupils of all secondary ages and abilities so that you leave the course knowing how to teach effectively, whilst keeping the interest and enthusiasm of your pupils.

This PGCE Secondary Education with QTS – English (11-16 years) course at University of Cumbria  includes QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and students will be helped to apply for a position as a secondary school teacher during their studies and teaching practice.

Your Career with a PGCE Teaching Qualification

We have a strong tradition of graduates becoming full-time, fully-qualified English teachers throughout the UK. You'll be able to go straight into secondary school teaching, and depending on prior experience and skills, you may be able to apply for jobs contributing to drama and media courses.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules
  • Investigating Teaching and Learning
  • Investigating Teaching and Learning Across and Beyond the School Curriculum
  • Developing professional skills, knowledge and practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum UK 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification in English Language or Literature is required, however strong preference will be given to applicants with 2:1 honours degrees. We also consider applicants with degrees in related subjects such as Media, Film Studies and Drama if supported by strong A-levels in English and/or Literature. Your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge. 

    • If you don't have an undergraduate degree but do have a Masters or other higher qualification, your application will be considered by our academic tutors on a one-to-one basis.
  • English and Mathematics at GCSE level at Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent.

  • A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) background clearance check prior to starting the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13250 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 Lancaster

660 - 1140 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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