Accrediting provider: University of Leicester

About Us

The University of Leicester is ranked 30th in the Complete University Guide 2018 and in the top 25 universities in the Times Higher Education REF Research Power rankings. The School of Education is very much part of that success, with a long and successful 60 year history of teacher training and a solid reputation for producing graduate teachers prized by schools. The School of Education is located in the heart of Leicester, identified in recent research as one of the most affordable study destinations in Britain. We are within five minutes’ walk of both the railway station and the main University of Leicester campus with its student support services and award-winning library.

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About Your Training Provider

Our high quality Postgraduate Certificate in Education course focuses on developing the confidence of trainees to become reflective classroom practitioners and all-round professionals. The course is highly practical in emphasis, offering the opportunity to develop essential skills through extensive classroom experience, and to interpret and reflect on that experience through reading, active taught sessions and discussion.

Our PGCE teacher training courses are taught by academics who are leaders in their field, with years of experience as teachers themselves. It’s a combination that makes for inspirational teaching, informed by current research and grounded in a practical understanding of what works in the classroom. In our latest Ofsted inspection, our Primary provision was rated as Outstanding and our Secondary as Good, with inspectors stating “Trainees and NQTs (Newly Qualified Teachers) are greatly prized by local and regional schools.”

The course provides the opportunity to attain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a postgraduate qualification with 60 credits at Level 7 which can become part of a full Masters degree as graduates progress through their career. In 2016, 98% of our student teachers attained PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status, and 91% of those who completed the course were awarded 60 credits at Level 7.

Partner Schools

The University of Leicester works with over 150 schools in the East Midlands to provide a varied and diverse range of placements. We also work with a number of School Direct and SCITT partners, visit our website to find out more.

Email Address

Phone Number

0116 229 7504


University of Leicester, 21 University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RF

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