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The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Our graduates make great teachers. It's that simple. The Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course helps you develop an understanding of research, policies and practice relating to education in general and secondary education in particular. You'll analyse and reflect on what you learn to connect research with the classroom.

We teach an approach to your work that will stay with you throughout your career. Our graduates are dedicated to lifelong learning, developing their professional practice, and using classroom-based research. You'll learn everything the qualified teacher needs to know about planning, teaching, learning, assessing, policies and processes.

**Routes offered**
We offer a provider-led route plus School Direct with a choice of four different clusters of schools.

The routes are all quite similar, but the main differences for the School Direct routes are:
- You'll have your two school placements in the schools within the cluster that you are attached to, rather than in any school across the partnership.

- The schools in your cluster will have a greater input into the PGDE programme throughout the year.

- There will be a strong possibility of securing employment within the cluster of schools that you are attached to, subject to availability and suitability.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

PgDipEd: A good honours degree (minimum 2:2, or for maths, physics and physics with maths applicants minimum class 3 with at least a grade B in the relevant A Level) in one of our teaching subjects or with a strong element of a teaching subject (see course description).

You also need grade C in English Language and Mathematics at GCSE, or the equivalent. You need to pass the professional skills tests before the start of the course.

If all or part of your qualifications are from outside the UK, you may be asked to formally recognise your qualifications through a NARIC check. You can compare overseas qualifications to the British degree standard on the website.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PgDipEd Full-time September 2019 36 Weeks

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