"The flexible route gives two main benefits: the chance to select my own speed of study, and the chance to do most of the academic work on a self-study/correspondence basis. And this is all supported by a personalised course tutor and a programme of college-based workshops and tutorials. The school experience is a testing leap into the unknown for which I am glad I have the support of the experienced staff at Goldsmiths."
You can apply for PGCE programmes through UCAS Teacher Training.
Our institution code is G56 GOLD.
When to apply
There’s no closing date for applications, but we recommend you apply early to make sure your application is considered.
Please note: the Department of Educational Studies belongs to a European teacher training group. If you have A-level-equivalent qualifications from a country other than the UK (Baccalauréat, Abitur etc), providing a breakdown of your marks for each subject on the UCAS Teacher Training form will speed up the processing of your application.
International (non-EU) students
As an international (non-EU) student you apply through the UCAS Teacher Training in the same way as home and EU students. As well as UK qualifications, we accept many equivalent overseas qualifications.
To check to see if your qualifications are of an equivalent standard to the UK academic entry requirements for this PGCE programme, we recommend you contact UK NARIC.
You are also required to provide scanned copies of your qualifications (alongside official translations where original documents are not in English) within 14 days of being requested.
Please note: International students who are applying need to bear in mind that they are required to be in the UK to attend interviews, sit Professional Skills Tests and complete work experience (for PGCE Primary Programmes). Please plan ahead to reduce your travel time and expenses.
International students are also not eligible to apply for School Direct Routes. We suggest they contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any questions.
Goldsmiths will only accept as passes Grades A, B and C at GCSE, conducted by an approved examination board.
As well as UK qualifications, we accept many equivalent overseas qualifications. To check to see if your qualifications are of an equivalent standard to the UK academic entry requirements for this PGCE programme we recommend that you contact UK NARIC.
You'll need to enter the details of your relevant qualifications on your PGCE application form. You are also required to provide scanned copies of your qualifications (alongside official translations where original documents are not in English) within 14 days of being requested.
If English isn’t your first language you will also be required to have a recognised qualification in English Language Proficiency.
If you don’t have a first degree awarded by a generally recognised institution in the UK, please note that the award of the PGCE and QTS does not in itself confer graduate status for the purposes of salary. Salaries in such cases are determined by employing authorities and not by the College or by the relevant government department.
Please note, this course attracts applicants of a strong calibre. Consequently competition for places is very high. Students lacking a good honours degree in a relevant subject, significant experience both in the industry and in schools need to be aware that they may not be called to interview.