Taught course

Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Loughborough University · Teacher Education at Loughborough

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above), awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification. Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

Months of entry


Course content

We have a strong tradition of teacher education and a history of successfully producing outstanding teachers who are in great demand by schools and colleges in the UK and overseas.

The PGCE prepares students to teach the 11-18 age range and is offered as a full-time one year programme. It provides practical professional preparation for teaching in secondary schools, and is designed and delivered in partnership with schools in up to 10 Local Authorities.

The PGCE represents both a standalone qualification and the first year (contributing half the credits) of an MSc in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This therefore provides an opportunity for you to gain a relevant master’s degree during your early teaching career.

Students have the opportunity to be taught and supervised by staff whose teaching and research excellence has been formally acknowledged as of national and international renown and to be at the cutting edge of educational innovation. Many of the staff who teach on the modules have written key texts and books in their area of expertise.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Fiona McLaughlin
+44 (0)1509 222762