If you’re planning to apply for a PGCE initial teacher training course commencing in September 2009, applications can now be submitted through the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR). Applications should be made online at www.gttr.ac.uk.
Deadlines for applications are as follows:
- 1st December 2008: Primary and Early Years courses for ‘on time’ applications. Applications received after this date up until 30th June 2009 will only be sent to universities if they have remaining vacancies on the course.
- 30th June 2009: Last date for receipt of applications for PGCE courses at Secondary and Post-Compulsory Education and Training level.
Due to the popularity of PGCE courses in areas such as Primary and Early Years teaching, early applications are advisable – don’t wait for the deadline to creep up before making your application, as places on these courses are often being filled throughout the autumn. Whilst Secondary and Post-Compulsory Education and Training PGCE courses have a more flexible deadline, it’s worth bearing in mind that popular specialist subject areas, such as Art & Design, can fill quickly, so you should apply as early on in the application cycle as possible to be in a good position to be considered for your chosen courses.
Up-to-date vacancy information for PGCE courses can be found on the GTTR website.