The Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd) is offered by the University of Birmingham in partnership with selected schools in and around Birmingham. Like a PGCE the PGDipEd leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), however it also includes 120 credits which may be used towards our Master’s Degree in Teaching Studies.
This unique course offers a substantial amount of practice in schools, high quality training and excellent employment prospects. It is a highly rewarding and extremely well regarded programme combining both theory and practice and rated ‘outstanding’ by consecutive inspections led by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted).
Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses
New - Physics Enhancement Course
The Physics Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course, is a conversion course for those who wish to teach Science and Physics and have a degree in a science related discipline. It is suitable for applicants who do not meet the subject entrance requirements for our Science: Physics or Physics with Mathematics PgDipEd programmes. The SKE will start on 10th February 2014 and would lead to a PGDipEd starting in September 2014. There will also be other entry points to the course on 10th March and 28th April 2014.
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Mathematics Enhancement Course
The Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course, is a full time, campus-based conversion course for those who wish to teach mathematics but have a degree with relatively little mathematics content. The course helps develop a deep understanding of mathematics at A level and beyond. Find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement route
For those who may be interested in teaching Biology, Chemistry or Physics, we will be having an informal drop-in session on 18th March 2014
How to choose the PGDipEd route or School Direct
If you are unsure as to whether to chose the PGDipEd or School Direct route, it might be useful for you to draw a list of questions to use when researching the different programmes on offer.