Taught course

Secondary PGCE

University of Leicester · School of Education

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Entry requirements

  • Relevant 2:1 degree (or above)
  • GCSE Grade C or above in English Language and Maths.

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 our teaching is inspirational when it's delivered by passionate people engaged in world-changing research; we have been involved in education research projects for over 60 years.

You will choose a subject to specialise in over the course of the PGCE, usually related to the subject that you studied to degree level. At Leicester we offer the PGCE in the following subject areas:

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

You must have a GCSE Grade C in English Language.

Fees and funding

PGCE students can apply for loans from Student Finance England and may be entitled to a tax-free NCTL bursary.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment10
Professional practice90

Course contact details

Secondary PGCE office
+44 (0)116 252 3676