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About the PGCE

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This was an amazing course which has allowed me to develop in many areas in preparation for my NQT year. I have thoroughly enjoyed my year on this PGCE and always felt supported by all the staff and other PGCE students.

We provide high quality courses in both the Primary and Secondary age-range. Our trainees are always in demand from headteachers and many of our ex-trainees go on to positions of school leadership very quickly. We consistently receive outstanding feedback from our trainees on course evaluations. View PGCE trainees discussing the benefits of the University route.

Our outstanding benefits are:

Well-established and diverse school partnerships • Exceptional employment rates • The stimulation of being a part of a group of high-attaining future leaders in education • Expert staff - experienced teachers and research active subject specialists in the Faculty • An intellectual and social hub to live in, comprising College life in the dynamic city of Cambridge

School colleagues are involved in all aspects of the course from interviewing through to Faculty course teaching.

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Progression to a one year MEd

The PGCE courses are assessed at Masters level and trainees who successfully complete all examined elements of the Cambridge PGCE course can apply to undertake the part-time Master of Education (MEd) in just one year. PGCE trainees can decide if they wish to (a) go straight on to the MEd in the term following completion of their PGCE or (b) take a maximum of a two year gap between completing the PGCE and starting the MEd.  Further details are available on the Graduate section of our website. 

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