The programme combines the theory and practice of education which is why students spend 60 days in College and 120 days in schools. The course is research-led and you will develop your knowledge of how pupils learn; how assessment can improve teaching and learning; how to plan lessons, and how to make most use of the laboratory and the outdoors to teach effectively.
- Our physics tutors and maths tutors all have experience of teaching in London schools.
- All tutors are actively engaged in education research and this informs our course.
- The PGCE Programme was rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted in 2010.
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, September to end June.
College sessions at Waterloo Campus; teaching placements in schools in London and the Home Counties.
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