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Apply for postgraduate teacher training

This page features helpful information on how to apply for postgraduate teacher training. 

You can also view our range of PGCE and PGDE courses.

2023 entry

Use the find website to choose your three teacher training courses before you apply. You can view courses from Tuesday 4 October 2022.

The apply for teacher training system is due to open on Tuesday 11 October 2022.

Help and resources

Explore our dedicated getting into teacher training section of our website where you can find information on:

  • Routes into teaching
  • Entry requirements
  • Fees and funding
  • How and when to apply
  • Your personal statement
  • Classroom experience
  • Study for a PGCE at Edge Hill University
  • Teacher training interviews

Getting into teacher training 2023 entry

If you are considering applying for a 2023 start you should start preparing your personal statement now. If you need some extra help you can drop into Careers Corner in the Catalyst, book an appointment, or ask a question.


How long is postgraduate teacher training?

A PGCE will take one year to complete when studied full-time. When studied part-time, the course will take two years.

What is postgraduate teacher training?

A PGCE is a professional qualification which, once completed, grant graduates qualified teacher status. Mush of the course involves time spent on placement in local schools.

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