PGCE 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 or Secondary 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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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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