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Why choose a PGCE at Brunel?

Through expert teaching and support, Education at Brunel will give you the strong foundation you need to make a difference to people's lives in a variety of educational contexts.

At Brunel we offer the full route into teaching and many of our students progress from our Education BA onto one of our highly regarded Postgraduate Certificate of Primary Education (PGCE) courses. Our Primary and Secondary PGCEs will give you the skills and qualifications to gain employment as teachers and progress into leadership and management roles in schools or in the wider world of education.

The Education Department at Brunel was highly praised for their Partnership work in the 2023 Ofsted inspection.

The report praised how the course enables student teachers to see themselves as lifelong learners who seek to improve and hone their practice.

The inspectors wrote that the ITE curriculum is broad, ambitious and informed by pertinent research in both the primary and secondary phases, and that it focuses on developing the professional conduct and behaviours expected of a teacher.

The report added that student teachers value the emphasis placed on promoting inclusion and ambition for all pupils; are well prepared for the realities of a career in teaching; and enjoy particularly positive relationships with their university tutors, who check in on them regularly.

We understand that learning and development can take place in a wide number of environments, so we’ll give you a balanced view of educational theory, policy and practice within a range of educational contexts. This means you’ll have a strong foundation to succeed whether you’re considering fields like educational psychology, social work or counselling or are set on getting into teaching.

You’ll be supported and surrounded by academics who have a wealth of expertise and experience in education and teaching.  Their first-hand experiences will help you develop a deeper understanding of the concepts you’ll encounter in different educational settings and insight into a range of different careers and opportunities in education. Your learning experience will also benefit from the wide variety of different students who choose to come and study Education at Brunel. Whether you’ve recently finished formal education and are would like to progress, looking to have a change in career direction or enhance your existing knowledge, you are likely find others in a similar position on your course. This creates a learning community where no matter your age or background you’ll work closely to share ideas, inspiration and opportunities.