Useful information Useful information

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong level of knowledge about the National Curriculum and current issues affecting teaching.

These organisations will provide some useful points of contact:

DfE Teaching Information Line
The UK Government website including information on teacher training options, funding and applying.

UCAS Teacher Training (UCAS)
This is the central clearing house which deals with all applications for PGCE courses across the country.

Department for Education 
The government department responsible for education and children's services.

National Curriculum Online
The National Curriculum sets out a clear, full and statutory entitlement to learning for all pupils up to the age of 16.

The BBC Schools Website
This website contains useful resources and interactive activities for all key stages.

The British Association for Early Childhood Education
This website provides support, advice and information on best practice for everyone concerned with the education and care of young children from birth to the age of eight.

The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
A leading body for secondary education, the Trust seeks to give more young people access to a good secondary education by building networks, sharing practice and supporting schools.

The Guardian
The Guardian's dedicated Education Supplement will keep you up to date with current issues in the education profession.

Times Educational Supplement
The TES is the UK's leading publication covering the world of primary, secondary and further education.

TES New Teachers
This website aims to provide everything needed to prepare prospective teachers for the classroom. Information includes teaching tips, career advice, teaching resources and NQT jobs.

Student Finance
For information about the financial support services available for those who are interested in higher education.

The University of East Anglia's Language Learning Centre
Primary and Secondary PGCE language students are able to access the facilities of the James Platt Centre at the University to help develop their language skills.

Gaining School Experience
The Department for Education (DfE)  has a School Experience Programme (SEP)  to help you to decide whether teaching is right for you – it could also strengthen your application.

The DfE website also provides information on how to arrange school experience independently. 

Further Enquiries

If you would like to discuss your application further please contact us by email:, by telephone: +44 (0)1603 592855 or write to us:

PGCE Admissions
Room 1.120, Lawrence Stenhouse Building
Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing
School of Education and Lifelong Learning
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, NR4 7TJ

Thank you for taking the time to view this website. We hope it has given you some idea of what we have to offer and that, if you are thinking of training to be a teacher, you will consider applying to us.