School of Education & Social Sciences

Secondary PGCE

The Secondary PGCE programme concentrates on the teaching of 11 - 16 year olds, but part of it extends your studies/experience to cover preparation for post-16 teaching.

It is delivered by the University from its Hull campus together with approximately 90 partnership schools. These schools are based in the East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire region mainly, but we also work with schools as far apart as North and West Yorkshire, as well as schools deep into the Lincolnshire countryside.

Trainees spend one third of their course studying at the University with dedicated subject tutors, and the remainder is spent on two teaching practices in two different schools. In school every trainee has the benefit of both a professional tutor, and a subject specific, personal mentor to guide them through their teaching practice. In addition our region allows us to provide our trainees with the opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of school and Academy types: urban or rural, large or small, comprehensive or selective, denominational, country, grant-maintained or independent.

We have a highly experienced teacher training team, dedicated to helping students achieve their potential.  96% of our most recent Secondary PGCE graduates gained an Ofsted grade of Grade 1 /Outstanding or a Grade 2/Good at the completion of their studies with us. 

Subjects offered at Hull

Subject-based work occurs in the following:

We also partner with many schools in the region and beyond to offer these and other subject options (such as Physical Education) through our School Direct arrangements.

Future proof training

The PGCE course at Hull is always trying to think about teachers of the future as well as teachers of present and we are sure that part of the future classroom will be mobile and digital technologies and that these technologies will impact on classroom pedagogy. University of Hull  trainees are encouraged and supported to use mobile devices as part of their Initial Teacher Training programme both on campus and in schools. Find out more.

IPad project PGCE launch

Funding your PGCE

Training bursaries are available for some subjects for all UK and EU postgraduate teacher trainees. For information visit theNational College for Teaching and Leadership website.

If you are an International student from a non-EU country you will be charged the standard overseas student fee.


The University does not provide accommodation for PGCE students automatically, but the University has a very helpful Accommodation Office who will be pleased to help you find you accommodation.

Kathleen Bradford Physics PGCE student at Kelvin Hall School


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