School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Teacher Training

Teacher Training

Inspiring teachers; changing lives and building futures

For those seeking a one-year full-time course leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). We offer three courses:

Course structure

All PGCE routes (including School Direct) provide rigorous on-the-job training with at least 2/3 of the programme spent in schools. University and school-based components are integrated so that learning becomes relevant and put into practice to enable your development as a confident and capable teacher.

You will register for the PGCE and take Master's level modules throughout your year in training.

At the end of the year, if you have successfully passed all components, you can either:

  • graduate with PGCE (60 Masters credits) and Qualified teacher Status (QTS)
  • or carry on to year two of the MEd part-time, while in your first teaching year

In order to attain the MEd you will need to acquire 180 credits during the three years.

We offer several options for gaining Qualified Teacher Status through our PGCE qualifications. Photo by Simon Veit-Wilson
We offer several options for gaining Qualified Teacher Status through our PGCE qualifications.