Your suitability for the PGCE Secondary programme is
judged on a range of factors including academic qualifications, ability to work
with other people and a real interest in learning and teaching.
When selecting applicants for interview the
admissions tutor will consider all parts of the application including a
personal statement and references. The UCAS
website has useful information on how to provide these.
grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics.
- An honours degree
(2:2 or above) or equivalent, from a recognised university (masters and PhDs
also count towards entry requirements. Your degree should be in mathematics or a strongly mathematical subject,
for example engineering, otherwise a subject knowledge enhancement course would
Masters and PhDs count towards entry
requirements. A masters degree will be considered as a second class upper
degree and a PhD as a first. This will also apply to international applicants.
For all other UK qualifications please refer
to the UCAS website.
If you have overseas qualifications you can
check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language then
we’ll need evidence of your proficiency in English as follows:
- IELTS at
level 7 in all four components or GCSE in English Language at grade C or
- IELTS at
level 6.5 provided that it was used to meet the entry requirement for a
postgraduate degree completed in the UK.
- IELTS at
level 6 provided that it was used to meet the entry requirement for an
undergraduate degree completed in the UK.
For more information
please visit the IELTS website.
- You'll be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (formerly CRB) Enhanced Disclosure, register with
the Independent Safeguarding Authority and complete a criminal convictions
Find all of the important documentation you'll need when applying for this programme.
- You must be deemed fit to teach.
- You must be able to reflect on some experience in relevant educational setting(s).
Professional Skills Tests and Qualified
You'll need to pass your Professional
Skills Tests (PST) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) tests prior to the start
of the course. For more information please visit the Department of Education website.