Why do a PGCE at Goldsmiths?

Goldsmiths has made an important contribution to the education of the nation's teachers since the early 1900s, and has established a reputation for excellence in teacher training.

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Reputation and heritage

You'll be studying at an institution with a strong teacher training heritage – we've been educating teachers for 115 years, and we're renowned as a leader in the field.

Employability

Goldsmiths newly-qualified teachers are highly employable – at Primary level, for example, 9 out of 10 obtain teaching posts in London schools, and about two-thirds get employed by partnership schools.

Funding opportunities

You might be eligible for funding – Goldsmiths offers a range of PGCE scholarships and bursaries in addition to financial support from the government.

Community and support

  • We have strong links with our partnership schools and are committed to nurturing high-quality teachers who can contribute to the education of pupils in these urban settings.
  • The most recent Ofsted report highlighted that "[Goldsmiths] trainees have strong subject knowledge. They receive high-quality training from their subject specialist tutors. This is deepened and enriched by varied placements."
  • You'll be joining a supportive and diverse student community, where everyone is keen to see you succeed.
  • You'll receive a high level of support through a system of school and personal tutoring.

Find out how you can make an impact by studying a PGCE at Goldsmiths