Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary)

Subjects offered

Trainee teachers take one main subject and in some cases have the opportunity to follow a second subject if they so wish. Alternatively trainee teachers may follow a joint main course of Outdoor Activities Education with one other subject.

The following subjects are offered:

Candidates who choose to follow ODA with a second subject will normally have studied the subject to A-Level or equivalent. These courses, which allow you the opportunity to maintain an interest in a second subject, will train you to teach Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum.

Professional Studies

All of the PGCE Associate Teachers come together for this part of the course and work mainly in cross-disciplinary seminar groups.

This component focuses on whole-school issues which are relevant to all subject areas, such as:

  • counselling and pastoral care
  • special educational needs
  • class management
  • recognising dyslexia
  • assessment for learning
  • learning styles

All subjects areas can be followed through the medium of Welsh through the CaBan Partnership at Bangor University.

University of Chester, our partner University will provide teacher training through the CaBan Partnership for English, ICT, Modern Languages, Art and Music.