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~Applications for September 2019 entry~

The Faculty of Education will accept applications for September 2019 entry from mid-October 2018 until 30th June 2019 or until the course is full, whichever is earlier.  The number of places available in each subject is limited and competition is high so we recommend that applications are made early in the cycle.

Enquiries about PGCE courses should be addressed to the PGCE Office.

Data Protection: The University and the Colleges will use the details you provide on your UCAS application and the results of your Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy, together with additional details provided by any referee and recorded following any interview process. We will also conduct screening checks for safeguarding purposes. Full details are included in the data protection statement for students published at

For Cambridge, the application process is in three parts, though you only need to complete the first two at the initial point of application:

UCAS application

1) UCAS Teacher Training application

Applications for all PGCE courses are made online through UCAS.  You will need to provide two references.  If you have been in higher education within the last five years, one referee must be an academic one.  Further advice and information about the process is available on the UCAS website.

Candidates are selected for interview based on the information provided on their application form only.


2) Professional Skills Tests

All applicants for initial teacher training (ITT) must pass the Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy before they start a course. This is part of the application process and further details are available on the Department for Education website. If you are invited to attend an interview at Cambridge, you will be expected to have booked your Skills Tests, even if you haven't yet taken them.

Resources and practice materials for Numeracy and Literacy can be found on the DfE website as well as a full list of test centres


3) Cambridge College Membership

Cambridge is a collegiate university, which means College membership is a requirement for all PGCE trainees.  Arrangements for college membership are made by the Faculty of Education only after an applicant has been formally offered and accepted a place on the PGCE course.  Candidates may choose two colleges to whom their application for membership will be sent in order of preference.

There are more than thirty Colleges in the University, and each one has its own enclosed grounds, with some student accommodation, and catering, sporting, cultural and social facilities.

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