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3072f - Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - School Direct

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - School Direct

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2022

At Newcastle University, we provide a PGCE that combines master's level academic study with rigorous school-based training.

Overview

The School Direct initiative is designed to give you the chance to learn in a specific school of your choosing. As with the standard provider-led PGCE, you'll:

  • work as part of the teaching team in your placement school
  • learn from experienced, practicing colleagues as you put your new skills into practice

We work with a range of high-quality local schools to deliver our collaborative course of training and development.

On successful completion of the school-based practice and academic modules the programme allows the:

  • recommendation for qualified teacher status
  • award of 60 master's level credits

The PGCE is one-third of the MEd in Practitioner Enquiry. Trainees can choose to carry these marks forward to the full master's course at a later stage.

Important information

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What you'll learn

In addition to your placements you'll learn through compulsory modules.

 

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Placement opportunities

As with the standard PGCE, you will spend the majority of your time in schools. Where possible you will undertake two teaching placements, as usual, however in 2020-21 this may be reduced as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. With the School Direct route your lead school arranges your placements. Placements are usually in schools within their alliance. You can find out more about placements during the application and interview process.

Newcastle University works with the following schools on a collaborative course of training and development:

Further details about the range of subjects offered can be found on individual school websites. Contact the schools directly for further details and how to apply.

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You'll have access to two postgraduate research student study rooms. The largest study toom has recently been upgraded with additional workstations and soft seating area.

We have two on-site clinics:

We also have a well-equipped resource centre.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply



Open days and events

Open days

The situation with Covid-19 means that we're unable to hold open days on campus. However, you don’t have to visit in person to experience Newcastle.

From the comfort of your sofa you'll be able to:

  • explore our beautiful campus
  • find out about our vibrant city
  • discover what students think about studying at Newcastle

You'll also have the opportunity to speak to academic staff and find out more about the courses you're interested in.

Find out about upcoming postgraduate open days

Events

We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.

We also hold various online and virtual events.

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Schools Direct Admissions
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 6382
Email: ecls@ncl.ac.uk

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