University of chester pgce

University of chester pgce

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

A Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a teacher training course that will develop your teaching skills through university-based modules and placements in schools. Find out more below, including how to apply.

A PGCE is a one-year, full-time, university- and placement-based programme that can enable you to gain a Postgraduate Certificate and be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

What is a PGCE?

A PGCE is a one-year, full-time, university- and placement-based programme that can enable you to gain a Postgraduate Certificate and be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

We offer places in:

PGCE Early Years (3-7)
PGCE Primary (5-11)
PGCE Secondary subjects in:

  • Drama
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • P.E.
  • R.E.
  • Science  – Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Find out more about our PGCE Early Years, PGCE Primary and PGCE Secondary programmes.

Open Events

Postgraduate Education Open Evenings

Find out more about opportunities in Postgraduate Education at an Open Event.

Our PGCE courses

University of chester pgce

Apply for our PGCE Programmes

As the first purpose-built teacher training college in the country, we have 175 years’ experience of educating teachers and we offer a range of PGCE programmes across the Early Years, Primary and Secondary routes.

With a well-deserved reputation for the quality of our teacher education programmes, the University of Chester gives you the ideal opportunity to realise your career aspirations.

Applications for programmes starting in 2014 are now open and you can apply through UCAS Teacher Training.