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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.

Entry Requirements:

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.

Pre-course reading:

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.

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Contact Information

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership

c/o Sponne School

Brackley Road



NN12 6DJ

Tel: 01327 350284 ext 7253