Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary

Teacher and studentsThe PGCE Secondary course is a one year, full time Initial Teacher Education (ITE) qualification leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The PGCE Secondary Programme has been designed to enable trainees to demonstrate evidence of having met the Teachers’ Standards that lead to QTS. All trainees undertaking the PGCE route into teaching will work towards securing 60 master’s level credits. This is an integral part of the programme.

We believe that innovative and effective teaching and learning is made possible through a teacher’s full engagement with research informed practice.



The PGCE is offered in the following subjects:

  • Business Studies - The PGCE in Secondary Business Education is currently closed for applications to the 2018/19 academic year. The next intake will be for the 2019/20 academic year.

For further information please contact secondaryteam@herts.ac.uk