PGCE Teacher Training Courses

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 which will train you to teach at Primary, Secondary or Post-Compulsory Education level.

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 which will train you to teach at Primary, Secondary or Post-Compulsory Education level.

PGCE Primary courses

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


PGCE primary courses

PGCE Secondary courses

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



PGCE Secondary courses

PGCE PCET

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


PGCE PCET

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What next?

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Surviving a PGCE!

Check out these ten top tips from BCU Secondary Drama PGCE graduate, Natalie Rose.


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Help and advice

The Get into Teaching website offers a host of useful information and advice about apply for teacher training and bursaries on offer.

Help and advice

The Placement Experience

Placements are an important part of your experience if you’re a student training to be a teacher. You might feel excited but also wonder what it’s really like so you might be interested to hear from some of our students on a range of our initial teacher training courses who’ve shared their experience.

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