Teacher training

Thinking of becoming a teacher? You’ll be joining one of the most important professions, with a wonderful opportunity to transform children’s lives.

Postgraduate teacher training (PGCE) applications are handled by UCAS Teacher Training.

PGCE applications

You can apply online through UCAS Teacher Training from October 2020 for courses that start in 2021. UCAS charges a small application fee. Once UCAS processes your application, you’ll be able to check its progress and reply to offers using the UCAS Track service.

If your application is successful you’ll be interviewed before you can be offered a place. PGCE interviews are held throughout the year for entry to our full-time and part-time pogrammes.

Please read through the UCAS Teacher Training pages carefully for guidance on how to apply.

Each programme has a limited number of places – you should apply early to give yourself the best chance of being offered a place. We close courses when all places have been filled.

Getting your place

Teacher training checks

As part of the admissions process for all teacher training courses, you will need to complete the following:

Classroom experience

In order to deal with the unique challenges of a career in teaching, it’s essential you demonstrate a commitment to working with your chosen age group. Ideally, you should have at least two weeks' recent experience of working in a UK state school.

If you don’t have classroom experience, try to observe lessons and help out in the classroom at a local school before you apply. The Department for Education offers support in gaining further experience.

International applicants

All applications to our PGCE programmes are through UCAS Teacher Training, even for international students.

When you complete your application, please state your actual qualification titles (not the UK qualifications you believe them to be equivalent to).

We may ask you to submit transcripts or certificates, or ask that you contact the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) if we’re unable to identify your qualification.

If English isn’t your first language, you may offer International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 as an equivalent to GCSE English Language.


If your application is selected you’ll be interviewed before you can be offered a place.

Interviews for Early Years, Primary and Secondary are held throughout the year.

Other education options

Want to apply for an education course that isn’t a PGCE or that you can study part-time? 

Apply online by clicking the 'apply now' button on the course page.

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