PGCE Secondary Education with QTS: Geography (11-16 years)

Accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted)

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Course code F8X1

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UCAS

Course code F8X1

Key course details

Location Lancaster, School Direct
Duration Full-time, 1 Year
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Inspire the next generation to solve global challenges of the 21st century by sharing your passion for the planet as a geography teacher.

We’ve designed our highly-rated PGCE Secondary Education in Geography so that you graduate knowing how to confidently devise and deliver interesting lessons to engage young minds about our planet’s people, places, landscapes, processes and natural history.

You will be supported by our expert tutors to plan, resource and deliver lessons to pupils of all secondary ages and abilities. We do this so that you graduate knowing how to teach effectively, while keeping the interest and enthusiasm of your pupils.

The course has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built in and students will apply for a position as a secondary school teacher during the course of their studies and teaching practice.

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Why Choose University of Cumbria

Our PGCE Secondary Education in Geography is fully compliant with the Department for Education (DfE) requirements, so you can expect to do a minimum of 120 days in two contrasting schools giving you the essential hands-on experience you need for future employment.

Plus, we ensure that our course gives you plenty of hands-on experience – whether delivering lessons, using technology in the classroom (ICT), assessing work - to prepare you to confidently step into and lead a classroom.

You won’t be dropped in the deep end. You will start by working with individual groups of pupils in school and gradually build up to the teaching of whole classes so you can develop the appropriate levels of learning in pupils required of you in the Teachers' Standard.

  • Take advantage of the PGCE scholarship bursary
  • Take advantage of the Geography Bursary
  • Our excellent partnerships with schools in Lancashire, Cumbria and further afield enhance your placement and job prospects
  • A high number of our students get offered jobs from teaching placements
  • Experience two contrasting school placements where you can put the theory you learn in lectures and seminars into real-world practice, giving you valuable work experience
  • Our academic tutors have backgrounds as highly-experienced secondary teachers or within the education sector and knowing what it is like to be a professional teacher, their first-hand experience will support your learning
  • Our tutors are active researchers in education, so your learning will be up-to-date and fresh with the latest thinking, technologies and practices
  • A personal tutor will guide you throughout your studies and your subject mentor will support your professional development at your placement
  • Easy access to our Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment providing easy online access to course material, as well as our library, well stocked with education books and journals you need for research
  • Free use of classroom props and learning aids that you can use on placements to enhance your teaching
  • Flexibility to study either online or at our friendly and vibrant campus in Lancaster
  • Access to new and modern social and study spaces, technology and facilities on campus

Our Lancaster campus is also home to our The Learning, Education and Development (LED) research centre, where our tutors are involved in leading and publishing high-quality educational research to inform educational practice and policy.

During the past 100 years, with our founding institutions, St Martin’s College in Lancaster and Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside, we have gained a great track record for inspiring teachers and helping them step into employment.

So, if you would love young people to share your zest for the world, our course is the stepping stone to becoming a qualified teacher.

PGCE Scholarship

Scholarship fund worth up to £2,000

We're offering a PGCE scholarship worth up to £2,000 to alumni of University of Cumbria, University of Central Lancashire, University of Lancaster or Salford University.

Graduate destinations

Our former students have rewarding careers in the UK and around the globe. This course will enable you to apply for a position as a secondary school geography teacher as soon as you qualify.