With a highly experienced community of academics, strong partnerships with local schools, and incredible facilities and resources, the nationally renowned Institute of Education is the place to gain your teaching qualification.
QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) is the qualification required by those who wish to teach in state schools in England and Wales, and a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) is an additional academic qualification which includes QTS.
The PGCE is one of the most popular routes into teaching, and is ideal for both graduates and for those considering a career change. We offer PGCEs focusing on a wide range of specialist subjects. The one-year course blends academic and practical learning through a combination of school placements and University-based sessions.
We offer PGCE qualifications in early years, primary and secondary teaching; you will need to specialise in a certain age group and/or subject areas. As well as considering your preferred age range and, where appropriate, subject area you will need to decide whether you would like to complete a university-led PGCE or a school-led qualification.
Early application is advised as programmes may close as soon as places are filled.