School of Education at Bangor University

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Secondary Education

Already have a degree? Why not consider a postgraduate certificate in education?

Teaching is an important and increasingly popular choice for a rewarding career. Being a teacher is about developing relationships with your pupils and inspiring them to learn. Secondary teachers work with children between the ages of 11 and 18. Teaching is a rewarding profession in more ways than one, offering fantastic career prospects and development opportunities.

Entry requirements

Potential to reach the QTS Standards
Entrants to ITT courses must have the capability to meet the required QTS Standards by the end of their course and possess the appropriate personal and intellectual qualities to be teachers.

GCSE standards
Entrants will need a GCSE grade B or equivalent in English and Mathematics. For more information regarding equivalent qualifications in English and Mathematics, click here.

Suitability to teach
Systems are in place to seek information on whether entrants have a criminal background which might prevent them working with children or young persons, or as a teacher, and whether they have been previously excluded from teaching or working with children.

All entrants must be able to read effectively and be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English and, where appropriate in Welsh.

Numeracy and literacy skills
Entrants will be need to have demonstrated suitable functional personal skills in literacy and numeracy applicable in a professional teaching context.

Degree requirements
Entrants must hold an initial degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or a recognized equivalent qualification.

As part of the selection procedures all candidates admitted for training will have taken part in a group or individual interview.


Qualification Study mode Fee status Fee Study period Duration
PGCE Full-time Home/EU £ 9,000 Whole course 1 years
PGCE Full-time International £ 13,000 Whole course 1 years

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