If you type "sociology pgce" into Google, the first two options are courses at the Institute of Education and Manchester Metropolitan. You'd be doing a Social Sciences PGCE with a Sociology specialism, rather than specifically Sociology - I guess Sociology, Psychology and Politics aren't really big enough subjects nationally to warrant their own specific courses. Expect to teach PSHE and Citizenship as well as Sociology.
There isn't a Sociology PGCE, it's a Social Science PGCE. Institute of Education, London; Manchester Met and Leicester are the only places offering it.
You don't need a PGCE/QTS to teach in FE colleges, in independent schools or (not sure if this is in force yet, but it has been proposed), state schools that have converted to academies.
Hope this helps (I'm a second year Sociology student, starting third year in October, who will be applying for the Social Science PGCE to become a Sociology teacher).
university of Cardiff
university of Aberdeen
They all do PGCE in sociology. But remember, some of them relevant courses are for Modern Studies .
look up their course details for more info.
I agree that if you want to teach a joint honours is valuable because it gives you more options.
Sociology is an enjoyable subject and I think it lends itself well to teaching it at A level in FE (tis why I'm taking a PgCert in it). If you take a PGCE in further education it means you can teach any subject you're qualified in (you could even take an evening course in a vocational subject at a college whilst studying a degree to really widen your options for when it comes to teacher training).
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