The PGCE course

The Department of Education welcomes a diverse range of graduate trainees onto the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course. Working in partnership with a number of local schools, we have developed a strong PGCE course in which school teachers and university tutors share the responsibility for teacher training.

Trainees spend two thirds of the course in schools and have experience in at least three schools.

Course Structures and term dates 2019-20

PGCE Core Calendar 2019-20 (MS Word , 48kb)

PGCE Pathfinder Calendar 2019-20 (MS Word , 123kb)

PGCE YTSA Calendar 2019-20 (MS Word , 51kb)

PGCE All Saints Calendar 2019-20 (MS Word , 48kb) 

Please contact with any queries regarding term dates.

Course aims

The primary aim of the course is to enable trainees to meet the Teachers Standards and be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The course also aims to encourage trainees to examine, in a critical but constructive way, the current educational system and practice.

The intention is that trainees should become skilled members of the teaching profession, able to make a full contribution to educational debate and innovations of the future.

The programme is assessed at Masters (M) level.

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