Making a PGCE application

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How to apply

You apply for PGCE programmes through the Department of Education website. Our institution code is G56 GOLD. This also applies to International students.

Before you make your application, check the entrance requirements for the PGCE that you wish to study – these are found on each individual programme page. Different PGCE programmes have specific requirements.

When to apply

Applications open in October. There is no closing date, but we strongly advise applying as early as possible. The fitness to train conditions that you will need to meet can take some time, so we will only be able to consider your application if there is still plenty of time remaining before enrolment.

After you have applied

Once we've considered your application and references, successful applicants will be invited to the next phase of the process - a group interview. This will either be hosted at Goldsmiths, or in a school. At this point, we may also ask to see samples of your work. 

We make our decisions based on your enthusiasm, aptitude, and commitment to teaching as demonstrated by your application, qualifications, experience, reference, and performance at the interview. These can be demonstrated in a number of different ways:

  • through experience of activities with young people outside school
  • evidence of continued interest in your subject
  • evidence of the ability to interact and communicate successfully with a range of people
  • evidence of the ability to organise and manage your time effectively

It is important to note that because we arrange group interviews in advance, and can never be certain how many applicants will attend, applications may still be open on UCAS after we stop considering new applicants.

Contact Us

The requirements for PGCE programmes can be confusing, so we encourage you to contact the Admissions team if you have any questions before applying. (For example, if you are not sure whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements, or if it is late in the year and you want to check whether we are still considering applications.)

+44 (0)20 7078 5300 (9am-5pm)

Home/EU enquirers
+44 (0)20 7919 5300

International (non-EU) enquirers
+44 (0)20 7919 5300

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