Become a teaching professional
Successful completion of the programme provides students the opportunity to:
|The Resourceful Teacher||30||Semester 1 & 2|
|The Reflective and Reflexive Practitioner||15||Semester 1|
|The Reciprocity of Professionalism||15||Semester 2|
A minimum of a 2.1 honours degree from a UK institution or an international equivalent. Applicants holding a 2.2 degree may be considered if they also hold significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience in the desired field. In the case of secondary teaching, the applicant must have an honours degree relevant to their subject specialism (at least 50% of the degree content needs to be relevant to the subject specialism).
All applicants must have a GCSE grade 4 and above (or C and above for examinations taken prior to 2017) in Mathematics, English and one Science subject (preferably double science). Prior classroom experience is not a requirement of application nor will it be a condition of an offer for applicants that are successful at interview. However, evidence of school-based experience is desirable, so applicants are encouraged to arrange spending some time in the classroom. Other areas of relevant experience may also support an application (e.g. coaching, playgroups, voluntary work overseas).
Please note, students with suitable work experience in a related field will be given preference during the application process.
Recognition of Prior Learning/Experience
Students who can provide evidence of having attended similar programmes, obtained equivalent awards and/or extensive specialist experience, may be granted exemption from particular programme modules.
Non-standard Entry Requirements
Alternate entry into the PGCE may be achieved through suitably documented extensive work experience relevant to the programme (e.g. educational work for NGOs, training agencies). Such applicants may be required to submit a discursive account of why this experience is relevant.
International students must demonstrate a good standard of written and spoken English and have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (and no less than 5.5 in any section). Appropriate English language competence must be evidenced in the form of certificated learning.
Candidates must also:
If you have a qualification other than the ones outlined above, please check with us before making an application. If your equivalent qualifications are from an overseas institution, you must apply for a Statement of Comparability from NARIC.