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Teacher Training/Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Welcome to the PGCE at York

  • We pride ourselves on our feet-on-the-ground approach, with two-thirds of your time spent in schools
  • We value diversity, welcoming applicants from all backgrounds and with a wide range of experience
  • We offer PGCE Secondary (11-16 with Post 16 enhancement) and PGCE Primary
  • We offer in-depth subject-specific training from our tutor and mentor teams to give you the best foundation for your career
  • Our team received the Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award in 2020.

Professor Claire Ball-Smith
Director of Initial Teacher Training

What do we offer?

  • A PGCE Secondary (11-16 with Post 16 enhancement) University of York PGCE and Lead Partner Routes with Pathfinder Teaching School Hub.
  • A PGCE Primary delivered through our partnership with the Pathfinder Teaching School Hub.
  • A joint approach to training
  • A recognised Masters level postgraduate qualification


Prospective students

Admissions enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323460

Trainee or mentor?

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