This PGCE Business Education trains you to teach – you will be able to share your knowledge of business subjects and inspire young people to fulfil their potential. More and more pupils are choosing business studies so there is a growing demand for great teachers in this discipline.
The course has two strands. The first strand is based at the University and provides a solid grounding in theory and practical issues. The second strand is based in partner schools where you will undertake practical teaching experience. A high proportion of our trainees subsequently obtain teaching posts in schools where they have completed successful placements.
Sunderland has a heritage of teacher training which dates back to 1908. What’s more, we’re one of only 25 ‘outstanding’ teacher-training institutions in the UK, according to Ofsted. So you can be confident that our courses are excellent preparation for a satisfying and rewarding career.
The 2011 Ofsted report on our secondary provision rated Sunderland as ‘outstanding’ for attainment of trainees, capacity to fulfil the potential of trainees, and effective and efficient use of resources. The report also included the following comments: “all aspects of training are highly coherent”; “there is a very high level of commitment from all staff”; “strong attention is paid to individual needs”.
As a student on this course you will be eligible for many of the University of Sunderland scholarships. Full details of the Sunderland scholarships available to you can be found on the Entry requirements tab of this course.
A video showing the benefits of becoming a teacher: