Taught course

PGCE Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

University of East London · School of Education and Communities

Entry requirements


Applicants will normally be expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in an art design or media subject area.

Non-UK/USA qualifications will be mapped for equivalency against the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC). For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.75 out of 4.0.

Performance at interview Applicants may be invited for interview, or may be interviewed electronically. Although we prefer to conduct interviews in person, candidates or applicants unable to attend are offered the option of Skype or telephone interviews.

Additional supporting material may be requested before the interview. All recommendations to admit a student involve the judgment of at least two members of academic staff with relevant experience and expertise.

English language requirement

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent)

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides a straightforward route to a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) award for students who have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only, or are on a course leading to QTS only.

The PGCE is an academic qualification focusing on developing teaching skills. You don't need a PGCE to teach in England, although you may find it useful as it will give you more options as your career progresses - enhancing your promotion prospects or enabling you to teach abroad.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Applicant Relations
+44 (0) 208 223 3333