School of Education

Independent PGCE for Independent Schools and Academies

  • Please see the entry requirements tab below
  • Sep 2022
  • Full-time
  • 37 Weeks
  • Postgraduate
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Buckingham
  • You must be employed as a teacher in an independent school in the and be in sole charge of a full size class for a minimum of 10 hours a week.
    Every year some of our applicants have arranged to work in an independent school for the specific purpose of gaining this training, others have worked in the school for a year or two, some for longer than that.

    You will be expected to have a degree from a UK university or equivalent.

    In addition, you must:

    • Obtain the commitment from your school to provide a suitable mentor.
    • Show the physical and mental fitness to teach.

    The employing school must be able to fully support a candidate through the course, enabling them to demonstrate all of the Teachers’ Standards across the full age and ability range of training, and cannot be graded as inadequate.

    How to apply

    Please use the ‘Apply Now’ button in the silver box (above) or contact The Faculty Of Education by email or call +44 (0)1280 820 222. To apply you will need to supply:

    • copy of degree certificate
    • copy of passport photo page (and visa/work permit where necessary)
    • head and shoulder style photo for your University identity card

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