Postgraduate Certificate of Education

The University of Sunderland will award the Postgraduate Certificate of Education. We work with The University of Sunderland because their ethos aligns with ours: a relentless prioritisation of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, an incredibly strong trainee support network and PGCE assignments that align with both our curriculum and needs of our placement schools. Colleagues from the University of Sunderland will deliver their sessions to trainees in person at GORSE SCITT. Trainees will never be expected to attend a session in Sunderland. Trainees all have a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) to support this part of the course.


During the training year you will complete two assignments

Both assignments will be supported by your reading of academic literature in pedagogy.


The first will require to research how your placement school works to reduce barriers to learning for various cohorts of pupils.


The second will require you to reflect on an aspect of your own practice that you would like to improve.

Want to find out More?

Book an Information evening or a Taster Day.

These virtual events will take place with our leadership team to give you an opportunity to find out more about the courses we offer, the support you will receive and your journey as a GORSE SCITT trainee.

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