A Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at UEA, with 90 Master’s level credits, provides all the training you need to teach.

You also get the support you need to thrive in a profession that is both rewarding and challenging.

At UEA, we are committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion in the Teaching Profession to reflect the dynamic and diverse nature of UK society, and to offer positive role models for all school students. We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and life circumstances, including minority ethnic backgrounds and those with disabilities. We also welcome and encourage applicants with other protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss our courses and how they could support you in becoming a positive role model for young people in the teaching profession.

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.

PGCE Bursaries and Scholarship

As part of a broad commitment to ensure funding your teacher training does not pose a barrier to your application, we offer a variety of bursaries and scholarships.

Find out more about
PGCE Bursaries and Scholarships

How to apply

Before making your application to the UEA PGCE(M) on the GOV website, please take the time to explore the information available via the links in the left-hand menu.

Use GOV.UK to apply for a postgraduate teacher training course to teach in a state primary or secondary school, or in further education. In case you have any questions about your application or our course, please contact our PGCE Admissions Team.

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Why UEA?

School Direct

Primary PGCE

Secondary PGCE

Funding Your PGCE


Continuing professional development (CPD)

Events and experience

A glimpse of teaching

Frequently asked questions

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