A Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), with 90 Master’s level credits, at UEA, provides the training you need to teach and the support you need to thrive in a profession that is both rewarding and challenging.

UNIVERSITY-LED OR SCHOOL DIRECT

With us, you can choose to study for your PGCE through either our university-led or School Direct routes. The taught programme is the same for both and you will spend the same amount of time gaining classroom experience, whichever route you choose.  

Both university-led and School Direct trainees complete the PGCE with 90 Master’s level credits.

 

Apply through UCAS Teacher Training

 

Why Teach?

 

Imagine a career where you can motivate, inspire and unlock the full potential of those around you. Choosing a career in teaching enables you to make a positive difference and transform lives. 

CHALLENGE  

A career in teaching means embracing practical and intellectual challenges as you seek to nurture, inspire and educate children.  On a daily basis, there are opportunities to raise aspirations and make a genuine difference to children’s life chances and achievements through the professional decisions you make.  

A UNIQUE CAREER  

A well-trained and reflective teacher, who continues to learn from applying theory and research to classroom practice, has the potential for a hugely rewarding career. There are multiple pathways to choose, based on your skills and interests and your own emerging identity as a teacher.

Why PGCE?

 

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED  

A Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a qualification that is recognised nationally and internationally, opening the door to a host of career options. 

MASTER’S LEVEL  

Our PGCE courses, with 90 Master’s credits are the equivalent of half a Master’s degree. So, as well as graduating with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you will have a strong foundation for the rest of your teaching career. There are a range of options to complete a full Master’s degree when you’re a qualified teacher.   

LINK THEORY, RESEARCH AND CLASSROOM PRACTICE  

Your Master’s level assignments are directly related to your classroom experience, so you will learn to use theory, evidence and research to continually improve your teaching. This will enable you to make a real difference to children’s lives.   

JOIN A PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY  

There is real value in joining a large community of trainee teachers, learning and working together at UEA and during school placements. 

Why UEA?

 

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning is internationally recognised for the quality of its educational research.

OUR CAMPUS AND RESOURCES 

Benefit from access to the full range of resources and support from our campus and community. We have the resources to support your professional studies, health and wellbeing.   

LEARN FROM LEADING EXPERTS FROM OUR PARTNERSHIP  

Throughout your PGCE you will be supported by academics who are highly respected and experienced teachers. National experts and specialists from our wider partnerships contribute to taught sessions, so you know that you will benefit from expertise drawn from across our educational community.  

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR CAREER  

We are committed to supporting you beyond your training year. We work closely with schools, academies and Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) induction bodies to provide support and training opportunities during your NQT year.  

After graduating you can continue to develop your career via our Master’s and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes. Our popular MOOC - Professional Development for Early Career Teachers - is designed to help newly-qualified teachers improve their teaching skills and manage workload. 

Primary PGCE

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Secondary PGCE

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School Direct

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Events and Experience

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Continuing Professional Development

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PGCE Frequently Asked Questions

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PGCE Partnerships

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