Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Course Introduction

The course is for trainee teachers who wish to develop themselves as subject specialists in media and film studies in the 14'19 age range. It comprises study of media teaching and learning and professional studies (alongside school placements). Students undertake media work both at Central and in schools and colleges. During term 1 students are introduced to a range of educational and media'specific strategies and issues. They go on to apply this understanding while on placement at 2 different kinds of school or college over the duration of the course. During the placements students are supported by an experienced mentor who works closely with the Central'based link tutor. Towards the end of the course students benefit from Central's international network of contacts in education in planning the next stage of their career. On successful completion of the course students gain Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Additional Entry

3 GCSEs at grades C or above or their equivalent (as verified through the TDA) including mathematics and English required. A degree in a relevant subject (nationally recognised from a validated HEI or validated by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) or UK National Recognition Information Centre). Experience of working with young people in contemporary UK educational settings and a firm commitment to teaching. Foreign nationals: IELTS qualification (overall band score of 6.5, and a minimum score of 6.5 in listening, 6.5 in academic reading, 6.0 in academic writing and 6.0 in speaking). Admission is subject to a certificate of medical fitness and satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau disclosure.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE (professional) £11,124  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE (professional) £3,390  Academic year. First year home fees