Taught course

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

King's College London · Department of Education and Professional Studies

Entry requirements

Our PGCE programmes all require a minimum of a bachelor's degree with at least 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent). A variety of subjects will be acceptable:

  • Single honours English or joint honours (with English as half)

  • Academic theatre studies degrees (but candidates have to make up the gaps in subject knowledge during the course of the year)

  • Communications, media or linguistic degrees, depending on what the degree entailed (in particular, any substantial amount of textual examination).

Months of entry


Course content

For those wishing to train as teachers of pupils aged 11-18 in the following subjects: Classics, English, Information and Communication Technology & Computing, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages (French, German or Spanish), Religious Education or Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Physics with Maths). The programme will lead to the DfE Standards for QTS which are assessed through teaching practice observation, portfolios and written assignments.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Further details of qualification

Trainees reach Qualified Teacher Status and are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Professional Certificate in Education from King's. 60 master's level credits can be obtained.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 7207