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Teacher Training courses

Explore our Teacher Training degrees

Are you passionate about shaping minds and ensuring students reach their full potential? Then teaching could be the career for you. If you already have at least an undergraduate degree then we offer a range of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses that will train you to teach at Primary, Secondary or Post-Compulsory Education level.

PGCE Primary courses

We offer a range of PGCE Primary courses that allow you to become a general Primary teacher or specialise in Early Years, Mathematics, PE or SEN.

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PGCE Secondary courses

From Art and Design to Science, we can train you to teach a wide variety of subjects at Secondary education level.

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PGCE Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) allows you to teach your specialist subject – whatever that may be – at FE level.

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Open Days

We’re offering a series of opportunities for you to come onto campus this autumn. You will have the opportunity to have a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, view accommodation and meet current students. Visit one of our Open Days and discover just what we have to offer.


Abed Ahmed

Abed has suffered with a stammer for most of his life and was worried that this would affect his chances of becoming a teacher. Thankfully, the staff at BCU believed in him and he’s now doing his dream job.


Placements are an important part of your experience if you’re training to be a teacher. You might feel excited but also wonder what it’s really like so we asked our students on a range of our initial teacher training courses about their experience.

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Find your home from home at BCU. Queen’s Hospital Close offers hassle-free accommodation located on Bath Row, which is just a 20-minute walk to City South Campus and less than a mile from the Bull Ring’s renowned shopping and the city centre’s restaurants and bars.

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Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

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Student support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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For information and updates in relation to coronavirus, including details on how we are supporting our applicants, please see our dedicated webpages.

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