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Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE (Secondary) (Billericay)

Institution code: 
BEC Teacher Training

One year full-time.

Typical Offer: 

Qualifications and management experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Please see Entry Requirements below.



Students applying for the SCITT programmes must apply through the Teacher Training application via:

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We offer a one year course leading to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE (60 Master level credits). The programme offers a real balance between hands on classroom experiences and the theory underpinning educational practice. 

Why train with us?

  • Extensive experience as an initial teacher training provider of 24 years rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted
  • A partnership of 22 schools offering diverse settings to provide you with the knowledge and experience to deal with the many different types of challenges you will face
  • Pre-course induction three weeks following the interview day to fully prepare you for the course
  • Experience in a school setting for a minimum of 120 days from the very start of your training developing you as a well-rounded teaching professional teaching a range of classes covering age range 11-16
  • Engaging weekly workshops covering broad professional studies with the whole cohort (behaviour management, special educational needs, English as an additional language, PSHE, planning, assessment, teacher and the law) delivered by outstanding practicing teachers providing a wealth of resources to inspire pupils
  • Subject specific weekly tutorials delivered by your lead subject mentor with your peers who are teaching your subject to learn about pedagogy, research and share best practices
  • Personalised school subject mentors providing excellent guidance and support tailored to your specific needs to gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Opportunities to experience different learning environments within the training year including Early Years, Key Stage 2, Special Schools, Pupil Referral Units and schools with a large percentage of pupils with English as an additional language
  • Opportunity to teach for a minimum of 6 weeks in another school offering diversity and in another Key Stage to expand your knowledge and skills of teaching and learning and help you decide what sort of school you wish to take up as your first teaching post. 

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Further information about the University's relationship with the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and Ofsted is available in the PSRB register

Professional Studies and Research (Mandatory)
Special Educational Needs and Disability (Mandatory)
Professional Practice (Mandatory)

Entry requirements