Our PGCE English programme gives trainees practical and theoretical ideas on the teaching of English as well as modelling ways in which English can be taught in the classroom. Trainees benefit from the department's unique location on the South Bank and are encouraged to visit the nearby Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and the Saison Poetry Library.
- The programme at King's is challenging and students are encouraged to take a critical view of policies and practice.
- It is a sociable course where you will be expected to work with others, discussing issues and problems about teaching.
- You have the opportunity to work with tutors who are actively engaged in research in their subject and about teaching.
- Located in the heart of London.
Dr Bethan Marshall
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is the accreditation which enables individuals to teach in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales, recognising the attainment of a formal set of skills and qualities candidates require to be effective teachers.
King's College London
Trainees reach Qualified Teacher Status and are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, which gives 60 credits at M level. These can be put towards completing an MA with one further year of part-time study.
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 120/ECTS 60 credits
36 weeks, FT, from September to end of June.
The majority of trainees go into teaching or other areas of education: many become heads of departments or members of senior management teams; some take up careers in educational administration in the advisory or inspection services.
Year of entry 2013