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Early application deadline reminder for PGCE Primary courses

Prospective students wishing to apply for PGCE Primary Education and Early Years courses are reminded that the deadline for receipt of applications for courses commencing next September is 1st December 2008.

Applications are made through the Graduate Teacher Training Registry website at www.gttr.ac.uk.

Teacher Training: Information and Resources for Prospective Students

Teaching is a highly an enjoyable and thoroughly rewarding career for those who are motivated by helping others to learn and develop in an educational environment. The teaching profession offers a competitive starting salary for newly qualified teachers, opportunities for career progression into more senior teaching or management roles and the chance to make a real difference to the lives of those whom they teach.

There are specific routes to qualifying as a teacher depending on the sector individuals wish to teach in. The information detailed below is intended as a general guide to teacher training courses so it’s important that, whichever course you choose to apply for, you carefully research individual course providers’ requirements to ensure that you have a good understanding of their individual entry criteria.

Early Years and Primary Education

Early Years and Primary teaching can be studied for through an initial teacher training qualification as a BA or BEd degree which leads to Qualified Teacher Status. Continue reading Teacher Training: Information and Resources for Prospective Students

Applying for PGCE courses commencing in 2009

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.