Entry requirements

  • 2:1 degree for English, Geography, History or Social Science
  • 2:2 degree for Maths, MFL, Sciences or RE

(We may, under exceptional circumstances, accept a Third if there are other very strong recommending features in your application.)

Months of entry


Course content

All of our PGCE courses are made up of both campus-based sessions - which will give you a grounding in the principles of good teaching practice - and school-based placements, giving you the chance to apply your knowledge and experience to a wide range of classroom situations. These placements will be in contrasting schools to provide you with a broad range of experience; they could be in city, suburban or rural schools, in the independent or state sector.

You will be taught by academics who are leaders in their field and have years of experience themselves as teachers. We believe that teaching inspired by research both within and beyond the School of Education, and backed up with extensive teaching experience, provides excellent opportunities for our trainees to grow as teachers and reflective practitioners.

By the end of this course you will meet the required processional standards for Qualified Teacher Status, and will be awarded a University of Leicester PGCE. Our strong ethos of reflective practice will prepare you well for your future career in teaching.

Information for international students

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Further information regarding these scholarships can be found on the DfE website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Secondary PGCE office
+44 (0)116 252 3676 or 3689