Entry requirements

Before applying for a Secondary programme you will need five GCSE passes at grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) including English and mathematics. You will need a degree related to the subject that you are applying to teach - normally at least 50%. In some subjects you might also be required to have an A-level, or equivalent, in the subject. You should have at least 2 weeks of recent classroom experience in a UK state school.

Months of entry


Course content

Bath Spa University has a long tradition of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) dating back over 60 years. In May 2011 we received a resounding endorsement for our teacher education programmes from the quality regulator Ofsted, achieving Grade 1 'Outstanding' in all three of our programmes leading to qualified teacher status in primary, secondary and further education. The rarely achieved straight Grade 1 accolade for overall effectiveness in all three programmes has only been afforded to one other teacher education provider, and on these measures Bath Spa is not only the best teacher education university in the South West, but among the very best in the country. There are a wide variety of Secondary programmes in Art & Design; Design & Technology; English; ICT; Maths; Modern Languages; Music, Physical Education; Religious Education; Physics with Maths; Science/Chemistry; Science/Biology; Science/Physics

Information for international students

International applicants should contact NARIC who will be able to give advice on how qualifications relate to the entry requirements, and may be able to provide certification where appropriate. Where English is not your first language you may offer IELTS 7.0 as an equivalent to GCSE English language.

Fees and funding

Latest information on fees and funding on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months

Further details of qualification

Each route can be followed towards either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (60 credits, of which 45 are at Masters Level) or a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (60 credits Honours Level). The level at which you pass relevant assignments will determine your final award.

Course contact details

PGCE Admissions
+44 (0) 1225 875 624