PGCE (Incorporating the Diploma in Education and Teaching) interviews

Please note all applicant interviews will now take place by Skype or Zoom. If you have already booked an interview with us, please be assured we will be in contact to offer an alternative arrangement. Our Admissions Team is here to support you and answer any questions you may have. You can give us a call on +44 (0)1752 585858 or drop us an email at

Message from the Programme Leader

Congratulations on being invited to interview for our PGCE/Cert Ed (Incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training) programme. On this page we have provided information regarding the format of the day and tasks we would like you to complete in advance. It is vital that you are prepared and are able to talk about these tasks when you meet us.

The interview is designed to ensure that:

  • equality of opportunity is promoted and discrimination avoided
  • the nature and atmosphere of the interviews and discussions reflects the programme ethos and aims.

The interview is an opportunity for us to see if you have the potential to undertake an Initial Teacher Education course.

I look forward to meeting you at your interview and if you should need any help or assistance please do contact us.

Best wishes,

Dr Russell Shobrook

Programme of the day

12:45 – arrival and registration, to include the checking of your documents

13:00  subject talk

13:30 – writing task, literacy and numeracy tasks

14:15  individual five minute teaching tasks

15:15 – individual interviews

16:30 – approximate finish time

For details on arrival location please see your invite to interview letter and/or email.