PGCE Secondary History (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS

In Ormskirk

£ 9,250 + VAT


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    1 Year


This long-established, popular programme incorporates high quality tutoring and excellent placement support with opportunities to work with leading practitioners from the world of history education. You will be encouraged to develop innovative and modern approaches to teaching and learning, including the use of ICT, to make you a high quality and successful history teacher at secondary school level.

The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to explore different aspects of your subject knowledge.

If you have a single or joint honours degree in History, or a degree in a related subject with discrete elements of history, and you want to excite the imagination and develop the historical awareness of secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16, this is the programme for you.




Ormskirk (Lancashire)
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St Helens Road, L39 4QP


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To take into account

Successful completion of this programme will allow you to gain QTS and progress onto employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) at secondary school level in History. Our proactive careers advisory service can help you to find job vacancies and offers in-depth advice on teacher job applications and interviews, to help you secure work.

To join this PGCE you should have: A first or second class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification); GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification); satisfactory levels of Information and Communications Technology competence; a demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience.

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  • Secondary History
  • History education
  • Reflective Professional Practice
  • Holistic Professionalism
  • Educational Settings
  • Pedagogy
  • Educational Theory
  • History Curriculum
  • History Classroom
  • History Education Community

Course programme

You’ll start with an extensive subject knowledge and understanding audit, to identify your main strengths and weaknesses, and enable your tutor to focus on your individual development needs. During 12 weeks of study on campus, you’ll develop:

  • Knowledge of essential educational theory;
  • Develop an understanding of active teaching methods and the underlying principles of effective learning;
  • Awareness of appropriate and innovative teaching and assessment methods, including simulations and role play;
  • Strategies to develop students’ historical understanding through creative and stimulating ways, including organising fieldwork, use of ICT and museum work;
  • Understanding the conceptual structure of the history curriculum;
  • Ability to plan lessons effectively;
  • A confident working knowledge of recent approaches to using ICT tools in the history classroom;
  • Working with a range of outside speakers from the history education community;
  • Greater subject knowledge and professional and academic skills;
  • Wider awareness of your role within the history teaching community and the teaching profession through the study of professional values.

SHI4010 Developing Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy in History Education (30 credits)

SHI4011 Planning for Effective Teaching and Learning in History Education (30 credits)

SHI4012 Research and Practice in History Education (30 credits)

SRP4001 Reflective Professional Practice (30 credits)

SRP4002 Professional Practice 1 (30 credits)

SRP4003 Professional Practice 2 (30 credits)

120 academic credits are studied on the programme in total, in addition to 60 ungraded credits for the Professional Practice modules.

Additional information

International students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2017/18 are £12,500.

How will I be assessed?

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against academic criteria at Level 7 and the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Standards. Weekly tasks undertaken in schools will enable you to develop an understanding of effective teaching and learning approaches which will inform University based sessions. The most demanding assignment is a reflective and analytical piece of classroom-based research in which you will consider how pupils learn history, and how your teaching can make that more effective. Before the end of your PGCE you will need to complete a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) which acts as a useful bridge between your initial teacher training programme and your Induction Year as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by a dedicated team of knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and supportive tutors who have the welfare of their trainees as a number one priority.

PGCE Secondary History (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS

£ 9,250 + VAT