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International/EU: £14,460 for the course
- Undertake school-based training in two different school settings.
- Learn to plan and teach Citizenship across Key Stages 3 and 4 in active, creative ways needed to motivate pupils.
- Gain knowledge of schools and the education system.
- Participate in a field trip to explore approaches to teaching outside the classroom.
This course is professional and vocational in nature and has, as its primary aim, the development and supply of competent teachers who will be capable of securing employment in an education setting. Over 96% per cent of our PGCE graduates are teaching or in further study within six months of graduating.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
This course provides a flexible framework to support your academic and professional development through a range of school-based training and university-based sessions. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to critically reflect on your progress, and academic and professional review tutorials will be used to support your development.
You learn through
- seminars and lectures
- directed tasks
- professional studies tasks
- school-based experiences
- independent study
- group work
- practical work
- written assessments and feedback
- subject training days
- classes on subjects in the humanities to prepare for a wider range of teaching
Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation. When applying through School Direct, the school or partnership of schools that you've applied to will be much more involved in your selection, recruitment and professional development as there is the intention that you will be employed by them if you successfully complete the course.
For more information visit our School Direct page .
Course leaders and tutors
Course leader for Secondary RE PGCE, Secondary Leader for GTP (Graduate Teacher Programme), Professional Tutor for Teach First
School-based training in educational settings is the main method by which you develop your professional skills. You will gain at least 120 days of school-based experience in two different settings.
You will use a range of methods to develop your skills, which could include observation, collaborative planning and actual practice in the classroom.
Sheffield Hallam moderates progress against the Teachers' Standards with school visits, including joint lesson observations with your school-based mentor and a review of evidence of progress.
External inputs from national providers such as the UK Parliament Education Service, the Holocaust Educational Trust and Personal Finance Education Group develop your awareness of opportunities, resources and support for creative teaching. We spend a full day exploring approaches to teaching outside the classroom at the People's History Museum in Manchester.
Generic professional aspects of the course, such as behaviour management, use of data and supporting SEND students, will be supported through the professional studies programme. This involves sessions delivered at Sheffield Hallam and work done in school with members of staff.
Two pieces of academic work at masters level must be completed. The first focuses on effective teaching in citizenship and the second allows you to focus on an area you wish to develop, drawing on feedback from your first school placement.
You will take responsibility for your development against the statutory requirements for QTS and will record your progress in a professional development portfolio, collaborating with university-based tutors and school-based mentors.
Experienced practitioners from the workplace support the course. They are a key part of the selection process so that we recruit students who have the potential to be quality, highly employable teachers.
This course prepares you for a career as a
- secondary teacher
- researcher via masters level study and PhD
- local authority/voluntary sector worker or researcher
- non-government organisation (NGO) researcher
- enrichment worker with young people
- more general graduate role including retail management and the civil service
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- university library resources
- subject session resources
- other trainees in the university setting
- university-trained school-based mentors
Normally GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics or equivalent*. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. We consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.
You must also
• hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent, preferably in a related subject area.
• complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.
You are encouraged to gain substantial experience of school/s through voluntary teaching/supporting teaching and/or direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in citizenship education related activities
Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.
If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.
You must demonstrate commitment to working in education and teaching young people, have good subject knowledge in business education, be familiar with the structure of the UK education system and have the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
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. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page.
* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are
• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course
• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Developing And Reflecting On Professional Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Developing And Reflecting On Subject Knowledge And Pedagogy In Secondary Citizenship||Credits: 30|
|Module: School Based Training 1||Credits: -|
|Module: School Based Training 2||Credits: -|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/2022 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2020/21 are £9,250 per year. Our tuition fee for EU students starting in 2021/22 is yet to be confirmed.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £14,460 for the course.
Scholarships and bursaries
If you are starting a PGCE in secondary education you may be entitled to financial support.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)
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