Candidates are encouraged to spend at least one day observing teachers in a non-selective, state funded UK secondary school prior to submitting an application.

Applicants must hold, or be in the final year of, an undergraduate degree. Candidates typically study the subject they wish to complete a PGCE in, but we will also consider degrees in related subjects. Applicants with overseas qualifications should contact the National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) to understand how their qualifications sit within the UK’s education system. For tailored advice please contact the PGCE Office on 01865 274020.

Modern Foreign Language applicants who are native speakers of the target language do not need a degree in the main foreign language. Native speakers offering a second language should hold an A level in that additional language. We are happy to receive applications from graduates who speak all of the foreign languages we offer.