Business Studies PGCE 14-19
This GUTP course prepares trainees to teach a variety of Business related courses, including: GCE AS/A2 level, GCE Applied, GCSE and other vocational courses such as BTEC and Cambridge National. The course is carefully tailored to meet the Teachers’ Standards and includes training on:
- The Business Studies curriculum
- Lesson planning and teaching strategies
- Assessment strategies
- Classroom management
- Ensuring pupil progress
- Applying assessment criteria in business
- Enterprise Education and Work Related Learning
- ICT as a teaching and as a learning resource
- Strategies for enabling equal access to the Business Studies curriculum
- Finance and Marketing in the Business Studies curriculum
- Human Resources and Operations Management in the Business Studies curriculum
- External Influences and Economics in the Business Studies curriculum
Training for each subject is undertaken through a number of twilight sessions and subject training days held in the various schools throughout the academic year during the working week.
Support during the course:
The Business PGCE is co-ordinated and managed by an experienced teacher of Business in one of our partner schools ensuring that your training is up-to-date and relevant to schools. This ensures you the best start in your teaching career. You will have a dedicated School Based Tutor on both your school placements and a dedicated link Director. These key staff are there to support and guide you through the course and into your ECT (early career teaching) years.
Potential trainees must possess a relevant degree and grade C, or above, in Maths and English at GCSE (this would equate to a grade 4 or above for the new GCSE). Relevant business experience may also be considered.
Exam boards used by the schools in which you may train include AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC. Click on the links below to access these sites.
EBEA (Economics & Business Education Association)
The Economics & Business Education Association represents teachers and lecturers of business studies and related subjects in schools and colleges throughout the UK.