English (QTS), Postgraduate Certificate | Middlesex University | London, United Kingdom
12 months
9250 GBP/year
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At the English (QTS) Postgrad. Cert. offered at the Middlesex University you will analyse research data and critically evaluate how research has contributed to the knowledge and understanding of how to teach English effectively.


Why study PGCE English (QTS) at Middlesex University?

Through interactive workshops, tutorials, seminars and lectures, this English (QTS) Postgrad. Cert. offered at the Middlesex University enables you to meet and exceed the national standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. 

During your studies, you will undertake teaching placements in at least two complementary secondary schools, acquiring a range of diverse skills in English pedagogy. 

The programme provides an understanding of English across all key stages. This includes an in-depth coverage of:

  • Learning theory
  • Effective reading strategies
  • Supporting and developing writing
  • Spoken language
  • Teaching literature
  • Creative approaches to English teaching

Course Highlights

  • You will learn from experienced and personalised tutors who are subject specialists in their field, as well as other experts from the partnership
  • English pathway sessions are varied, engaging and offer both theoretical and practical approaches to teach English in the secondary classroom
  • You could undertake an enhanced placement in a third educational setting, such as a PRU, a SEND school or another setting to cater for your interests and professional development
  • Dovetails with the excellent Professional Studies offered at Middlesex University
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will look to move into a position as a Newly Qualified Teacher in a secondary school setting. This course gives you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Teaching is a profession with excellent progression and benefits and our graduates have an excellent reputation within the profession.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Secondary Professional Development 
  • Professional Knowledge and Pedagogy 
  • English Education 

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

  • You need at least a 2.2 Bachelor honours degree or equivalent from a recognised overseas qualification, in a subject relevant to your chosen subject area.
  • Level 3 qualification in English Language or English Literature.
  • You must have GCSEs Grade C or above in English and Maths or be retaking them this year. We also accept the equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or any other appropriately accredited provider. Functional skills or key skills or IELTS are not accepted.
  • Entry onto this course requires an interview. 

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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