Best universities for the PGCE?

From the Teaching & Education Forum

Started by JayFirth on 12-02-2011 @ 13:55

I'm in my first year right now but pretty set on becoming a teacher. I'm quite keen to stay around London to do the PGCE but no idea who offers it?

Reply posted 08-03-2011 @ 11:58

I don't think it really matters! They are desperate for teachers, I think your postings after your PGCE will be mostly based on your personality and the rest of your CV - effectively the PGCE is just a certificate to say you are able to teach, but the reality of managing a class and making it interesting and all the things that actually make a good teacher won't be on the certificate; they'll come out at interview (hopefully)!

Reply posted 08-03-2011 @ 17:13

The fact that they are " desperate for teachers" is wrong! Many universities are cutting back the number of people they are prepared to offer places to on P.G.C.E. courses! Liverpool Hope is already full for next September.

Reply posted 08-03-2011 @ 17:18

Important Tips: Apply early and get as much relevant experience as you can before applying. Even though the application dates imply there is plenty of time get yours in as soon as possible. Make sure that you are confident enough and I.T. proficient so you can impress when asked to prepare a presentation as part of the interview process.

Reply posted 26-07-2011 @ 17:58

I've heard Cambridge is the best. Warwick, Manchester, Exeter, Birmingham are all supposed to be good too, I think.

Reply posted 28-01-2014 @ 09:23

Check out the Schools for Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Course Barnfield West Academy (Luton, Bedfordshire) Chellaston Academy (Derby) Comberton Village College (Comberton, Cambridge) Skipton Girls High School (Skipton, West Yorkshire) The Earls High School (Halesowen, West Midlands) Two Mile Ash/Hazeley Academy (Milton Keynes)

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