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As of the February students studying the PGCE course are beginning to prep for their return to the Schools where they will spend their 2nd and final placement of the year before graduating hopefully with the Qualified teaching status (QTS) Award which is what they are working towards.

The PGCE course offers students the chance to become teachers in a varied number of courses, ranging from Primary school courses and Secondary school courses, in Art, Business, Science, Maths, English, Welsh, ICT and History, plus many more. This blog looks at the Business studies PGCE group as they welcome a guest lecturer into their lecturer room.

Along with Steve Griffith who is the Assistant Dean at the Business Campus who was guest lecturing the morning session for those Business PGCE students. I tagged along and spent the morning with those students learning what they have gone through in their 1st 6 months of the course and how they feel they are progressing on their journey towards becoming qualified teachers.

What I noticed straight away was how small most of the PGCE groups were, while walking around the Townhill Campus and around the PGCE section of the campus, peering in the windows and saw multiple courses with very small groups of students meaning the interactions between lecturer and students is much more constant than what you may of experienced during your undergrad course. It is worth mentioning that you may only take part on the PGCE course once you have completed an Undergraduate Degree.