Transform your enthusiasm for education into practical teaching skills. Dedicated and skilled teachers are in demand. With school placements, tutor support and a graduated induction programme, our trainees are well prepared for teaching in primary and secondary education and have an excellent record of obtaining first teaching posts. We will give you the training and support needed to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to begin your professional teaching career.

Key features

  • Build your confidence and gain practical teaching experience, with visits and placements in local schools
  • Benefit from support throughout your training from both your faculty tutor and school mentors.
  • Learn about the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations.
  • Deepen your understanding of teaching, and learn about the opportunities for continued professional development and the relationship between educators and society.
  • Make use of the latest technologies and developments in teaching and gain experience in developing multimedia resources for your subject.
  • Hone your CV, interview and job application skills and attend events that will introduce you to potential employers.
  • Benefit from close partnerships with a very diverse range of schools and educational settings across the whole of the South West of England, London and internationally.
  • Learn in a supportive environment and receive high-quality support from your lecturers, link tutors and school-based staff teams.
  • Connect with a number of high-quality teaching schools across the South West with the University of Plymouth’s School Direct Programme.

Choose from a broad spectrum of PGCE programmes to utilise your expertise in the educational environment:

Find out more about your eligibility for a postgraduate loan or scholarship

You may now be eligible for a government loan of over £11,000 to help towards the cost of your masters degree.

Find out more about your eligibility for a postgraduate loan

Find out more about the postgraduate international scholarships.

Alumni loyalty reward for postgraduate study

  • a 20% discount on home/EU tuition fees
  • or a £2,000 discount on international tuition fees.

For further details, and contact information, please review our alumni discount policy.

For more information about fees and funding please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/money.

There’s lots of support available to help fund your teacher training, including tax-free bursaries or a salary while you train.

Visit the Get Into Teaching website to find out more.

Entry requirements

Your suitability for the PGCE programme is judged on a range of factors including academic qualifications, ability to work with other people and a real interest in learning and teaching.

When selecting applicants for interview the admissions tutor will consider all parts of the application including a personal statement and references. The UCAS website has useful information on how to provide these.

Academic requirements

  • GCSE grade 4/grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics.
  • 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent, in an art and design or art subject or subjects or 50% of degree if joint hons. Must be from a recognised university (masters and PhDs also count towards entry requirements.
  • There is also a requirement to pass minimum standards for literacy and numeracy.

The entry requirements may vary depending on the PGCE programme of your choice, please see our website for the most up-to-date information.

Careers

Develop your teaching know-how and experience a range of training methods including teaching large and small groups of learners from a range of backgrounds, abilities and ages. Our programmes will advance your planning and organisation skills, will allow you to research and develop new topics, courses and teaching materials, including online resources. Our graduates pursue careers in education sector as primary and secondary school teachers, higher education lecturers, environmental education officers, special education needs teachers and educational psychologists.

View the full course description including details of how to apply here

Postgraduate open evening

Our Postgraduate Open Evenings are designed to help you find out about the range of postgraduate and professional development opportunities. Both academic and professional support staff from the University will be available to answer your questions and give you advice, guidance and information about our programmes.

Find out more about our next Postgraduate Open Evening

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International applicants.

Please see our website for how to apply:
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