Entry requirements

A good honours degree in the intended subject specialism at a minimum 2:2 (for the PGCE/ProfGCE), or substantial industrial/commercial experience in the intended subject specialism (for the CertEd). Students must also have a GCSE/O-level, Grade C (or equivalent), in English and Mathematics. You will also need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB check).

Months of entry


Course content

This course is suitable for applicants with experience in a wide variety of subjects and industries. It leads to a teaching qualification in the post-compulsory education sector, which can also be used to teach in schools. The awards meet the national occupational standards, as determined by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK), and prepare you to meet the requirements for QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills), which is the licence required to practice in the post-compulsory education sector.

Those holding a degree in the subject they wish to teach will take the PGCE or ProfGCE, and those with vocational qualifications and/or experience will take the Cert Ed.

Information for international students

For international students' fees and financial information, please see www.ntu.ac.uk/edufees

Fees and funding

UK students
see www.ntu.ac.uk/edufees
International students
see www.ntu.ac.uk/edufees

Visit www.educationgov.uk for funding information. For the latest information on fees please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/edu.

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months


full time
10 months


full time
10 months

Course contact details

Admissions Team
0115 848 4200
0115 848 6626