Postgraduate Teacher Education – PGCE

Postgraduate Teacher Education – PGCE

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Last Updated: October 18th 2022

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Newman has an established reputation for producing high quality teachers, who understand the needs of the children they teach, and develop creative and effective practice. Newman’s experienced tutors and strong relationships with schools throughout the West Midlands will support your learning and ensure high quality education.

Full-time Primary and Secondary PGCE with qualified teacher status (QTS) courses are offered in:

PGCE Primary (3-11)
PGCE Secondary Computing
PGCE Secondary English
PGCE Secondary Geography
PGCE Secondary History
PGCE Secondary Mathematics

PGCE Secondary Art and Design
PGCE Secondary Drama
PGCE Secondary PE
PGCE Secondary Religious Education
PGCE Secondary Science – with Biology
PGCE Secondary Science – with Chemistry
PGCE Secondary Science – with Physics

Application links for September 2023 are live on the DfE Apply portal (since early October 2022) and we recommend making your application as soon as possible to give you the best chance of being invited to interview.

School Direct – PGCE Primary and Secondary courses
School Direct is a one-year full-time route into teaching leading to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) or a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) depending on the programme agreed.

There are two School Direct routes into teaching:

  1. The School Direct Training programme: open to all graduates this route is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee directly. You will be eligible for the standard student support package, including training bursaries, tuition fee loans and scholarships where eligible.
  2. The School Direct Training programme (salaried): this employment based route is aimed at high quality graduates with three or more years’ career experience. This experience will normally have been gained since leaving university and does not have to be from an educational setting. You are employed as a member of staff in school, as an unqualified teacher and paid a salary.

Recruitment and selection of trainees to the School Direct programme is primarily the responsibility of the schools involved and all applications must be made through UCAS. Newman, which is accountable for quality assurance, will work with schools to assess the suitability of candidates for the programme, who must meet Newman’s standard entry requirements.

Secondary Geography Teacher Trainee

Secondary Geography Teacher Trainee

Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses
Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are for those who have secured a place on a relevant postgraduate initial teacher training course. SKE courses prepare student teachers to teach their subject up to KS4 level. Newman offers SKE courses in (course dates will be  published in due course, for  further information please contact

  • Biology
  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Physics


For continuing professional development for education professionals we have a number of named specialisms within our MA Education postgraduate masters degree.


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