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  • Why I Decided to Study a PGCE

    PGCE student Emma Rickard explains why she wants to go into teaching, and what she hopes to get out of her course at the University of Oxford... My name is Emma (unless you are one of my pupils, th...

    18th November 2014
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  • Different Teaching Qualifications

    These days, teaching is a popular career choice among many graduates, particularly those with strong degrees. Not only does it have a tempting starting salary of £21,000 per year, but it is also a mor...

    14th November 2013
    103 views
  • Applying for a PGCE - Q and A

    Applying for a PGCE can be tough. It is a popular course option for many young graduates, so it is important that you do everything that you can to make your application as strong as possible. We s...

    12th December 2013
    151 views
  • PGCE Study Expectations

    The PGCE qualification has become a popular option for those wishing to pursue a postgraduate qualification. Teaching is a particularly rewarding career, both emotionally and financially (the minimum ...

    12th December 2013
  • PGCE Interview Tips

    So you’ve managed to secure an interview for a PGCE course. First of all, good work – getting through the initial application process is no easy feat, and getting an interview means you’ve got your fo...

    12th December 2013
    207 views
  • What is a PGCE?

    Put simply, a PGCE is a postgraduate qualification that trains students in the skills needed to become a teacher. PGCE stands for Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and is a widely-recognised step...

    22nd August 2013
  • 5 Reasons to Study a PGCE

    Whatever age range you’re hoping to teach and whichever subject you’re hoping to specialise in, there are many reasons why studying a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) is a good idea. Here ...

    12th December 2013
    160 views
  • PGCE Funding Options

    If you’re thinking about studying a PGCE, one of the big questions you’ll be facing is whether or not you can afford it. Well we’ve got some good news for you – due to the fact they’re protected by th...

    12th December 2013
  • How to Fund a PGCE

    Want to study a PGCE but confused or worried about your options? We’ll teach you the facts... Those who can, teach. But what about those who can teach, but can’t afford to? Shaping young minds is o...

    08th January 2016
    262 views
  • Why You Should Study Teacher Training

    Because teachers are formed - not trained.... Dr Jane Moore, Head of School of Teacher Education at Liverpool Hope University, explains how teacher training courses can help you develop a whole ran...

    14th September 2015