PGCE Primary drop-in sessions

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PGCE Primary / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2022

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Academic entry qualification overview

  • Bachelors degree (minimum 2:1 or international equivalent).
  • Two A-levels in non-vocational subjects (minimum grade C).
  • GCSEs in English Language, Mathematics and Science, plus at least three other non-vocational subjects (minimum grade C).

English language

In addition to a grade C at GCSE in English Language, applicants whose first language is not English are required to meet the following language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0, or
  • TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in writing and 20 in the other sub-sections, or
  • Pearson PTE overall score of 62 with a minimum score of 62 in writing and 59 in the other sub-sections, or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) overall score of 176 or above, with 176 in writing and no sub-section below 169

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years.

Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Professional entry qualification

Applicants with a 2:2 Bachelors degree may be considered if able to demonstrate evidence of higher academic attainment (eg through non-vocational postgraduate study) or at least four years of employment or voluntary work, either before or after graduating from their first degree.