PGCE Open Day

Saturday 29 June


schools that our 2021/22 Secondary Teaching graduates are employed as Early Career Teachers.

£400 million

invested in facilities to keep learning experiences industry relevant.


of partnership schools have employed BCU Secondary Teaching graduates in 2021/22.



primary and early years teachers trained since 2018 and over half of them continue to work and teach in our region (HESA).

Explore our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses

Are you passionate about shaping minds and ensuring students reach their full potential? Then teaching could be the career for you. Rated 'Good' by  Ofsted in 2023, we offer a range of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses for people who already have an undergraduate degree that will educate and train you to teach at Primary or Secondary level.

PGCE Primary courses

We offer a range of PGCE Primary courses that enable you to qualify as a general Primary teacher or specialise in Early Years, Mathematics, PE or Special Educational Needs (SEN).

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PGCE Secondary courses

From Art and Design to Science, we can support you to teach the subject you have a real passionate for at Secondary Education level.

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Bursaries to Support Your Training

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced its financial support for PGCE Secondary students (subject to eligibility criteria) during the 2024-25 year:

  • £28,000 for Computing, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
  • £25,000 for Biology, Design and Technology, Geography and Languages
  • £10,000 for Art and Design, English, Music, and Religious Education
Student teacher in lab in secondary school


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.

Abed's story

Ryan Blackwell

Ryan’s ultimate goal was to become a PE teacher, and with an ambitious mindset to obtain his dream career, he chose BCU as the place to take the next step and get first-hand experience of motivating students.

Ryan's story

Joshua Wengraf

Joshua is combining his passion for physics with his love of storytelling and caring for others. His empathetic nature and motivation to succeed have secured him a role at an independent school in Birmingham.

Joshua's story

Become a Teacher

See our PGCE Secondary students in action on placement to hear about the challenges and rewards of being a key figure in the lives of young people. With a long history of initial teacher education and partnerships with hundreds of schools across Primary and Secondary phases, we supply the largest number of teachers of any university across the whole of the Midlands region (HESA data 2021-22).

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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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