Taught course

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

University of Exeter · Education

Entry requirements

Please see the website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The University modules are designed to give you experience of all the subjects you will be expected to teach for your specified age range.

Applicants for the Primary programme will need to specify a specialist subject from the options shown below. We also offer ‘Primary Teaching and Learning’, which is a new generalist route. Specialist studies is a real advantage when beginning your career as a teacher and is unique to the Exeter Primary PGCE programme.

Specialist subjects available for ages 5-11 are:

These specialisms prepare our trainees to become curriculum coordinators, a distinct advantage as they begin their career in teaching. Applicants therefore need to specify their chosen specialism and entry requires sufficient subject knowledge in that subject area.

The Exeter Secondary PGCE programme trains you to teach the 11-18 age range. All coursework is designed to provide engaging and varied opportunities for you to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to achieve Qualified Teacher Status ( QTS).

Dependent upon your degree subject, you can choose to teach; Dance; English; History; Mathematics; Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish); Physical Education; Religious Education; Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Biology with Psychology).

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit: Funding for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

PGCE Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1392 723009