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PGCE Secondary English


Location • City Campus
Subject area • Teacher education
Related subjects Education studies English

Subject to re-approval This course has just been updated and is due to be re–approved by the University to ensure it continues to meet the highest academic standards.

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All applicants need GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equivalent*. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.

You must hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent, which includes 50% English.

You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in English related or other educational activities. Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements and interview advice for this course. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful.

You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

We consider each application on its merits. Interviews are part of the selection process for this course. As you will be working with children, you will be required to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

We welcome applications from people seeking a career change, and we actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, in order to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary UK society.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS average score of 7.0 with at least 6.5 in all skills or a TOEFL score of 235 (Internet based).

* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are
• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course
• equivalency test from



Full-time – one year

How to apply

All Sheffield Hallam applications must be made through UCAS. Apply on-line at

Fees – home and EU students

2013/14 academic year

Typically £9,000 for the course

2014/15 academic year

Typically £9,000 for the course

The course fee may be subject to annual inflationary increase. For further information on fees and funding see

Fees – international students

2014/15 academic year

Typically £11,250

The course fee may be subject to annual inflationary increase. For further information on fees, scholarships and bursaries see


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