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Entry requirements

Applicants must have a degree of class 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualifications.

GCSE English, Science and Mathematics Grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification)

15 days prior experience working with children over the last 3 years. At least 5 days of this must be a mainstream primary school. This should be detailed in the personal statement and will be discussed at interview.

Applicants should be able to clearly and accurately communicate using spoken and written English.

Fit to Teach and Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) checks must be met, this will be sent to candidates when offers are accepted.

Candidates must take part in individual and group interviews with representatives from partnership schools.,

Months of entry


Course content

Plymouth Marjon University is one of the most long-standing teacher training institutions in the country; we’ve been training teachers since the 1840s.

If you want to train to teach whilst being an active part of a university, a PGCE is the right choice for you. On this course you’ll be supported as a trainee within the university, at the same time as having high exposure to classrooms in our huge range of partnership schools.

You will spend 24 weeks in placements at key stages one and two. Your classroom responsibilities will increase as your confidence and expertise grows. This experience will ensure you are comfortable with your skills and confident of what you are looking for when applying for your first role as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

If you join us, you will explore the kind of critical thinking that results in a reflective, flexible, caring, confident and knowledgeable approach to teaching, with outstanding results for pupils.

Graduates from the Marjon PGCE see extremely high rates of employment with fast progression to leadership roles; recent data shows Marjon education graduates earn more than education graduates from any other university in the South West or Wales.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 636700