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What is a PGCE?

What is a PGCE
PGCE guide

PGCE stands for post graduate certificate in education.

PGCE courses are subject specific although the course tends to focus on developing your understanding and ability to teach the subject than actually learning the subject itself.

For this reason you are expected to arrive on the course with all the required knowledge and you are usually expected to have a degree in a related field, although there are exceptions to this.

For example someone with an arts-based degree may become a maths teacher if they take a Mathematics Enhancement Course.

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