Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Our PGCE provides student teachers with an overview of recent and rigorous research into effective teaching methods for school-age pupils. Content studied on the programme will have immediate benefits for your classroom practice, allowing you to base your professional decisions on practical training and evidence-informed approaches.
All aspects of the programme have been designed to give you a secure first step on your journey towards becoming an inspiring and highly-effective teacher, with strong subject knowledge and a confidence in the effectiveness of your classroom craft.
This 12-month programme is designed to be completed in parallel with school-based teacher training, through a combination of online webinars and face-to-face seminars. These seminars take place during study days at a BPP University centre.
|Location|| Start Date |
| Length of programme |
| Modes of study |
Face-to-face and online
| Assessment |
Written assignments and one written examination for each of the two modules
|How to apply|
- You will be introduced to high-quality empirical research into effective teaching methods, and the latest insights from cognitive science about how the human mind works. All research covered by this programme will be directly applicable to your classroom practice
- You will review the evidence calling into question popular but unproductive teaching methods such as discovery-based learning, minimal teacher guidance, and the tailoring of lessons to pupils’ individual learning styles
- You will learn in three key ways: self-directed study, BPP University led seminars and work-based learning. You will need to undertake a proportion of private study to prepare yourself for each seminar, and subsequently apply what you have learnt to your classroom teaching
- You will encounter teaching methods that are growing in popularity amongst some of the UK’s most innovative schools, including high-impact strategies such as direct instruction, feedback, questioning, modelling, deliberate practice and retrieval practice
- You will take two modules, each of 30 credits. One will be a compulsory Education Studies module, the other will be specific to your subject specialism. This Subject Studies module will help you become confident in your own subject knowledge, and give due consideration to the effective communication of such knowledge to the pupils you teach
- All required reading for the programme will be made available to you electronically through the BPP library, to aid you in your self-directed study