PGCE Teacher Training
All teacher training routes should offer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which allows teachers to work in state schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. However, to work in state schools outside England (including abroad), you may need to show you have a PGCE in addition. In Scotland the teaching qualification is called the PGDE. At present (2017) there is no course offered to gain the PGDE in Scotland in Classics / Latin. Schools may accept the PGCE in lieu.
- The two main Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) courses are based at The University of Cambridge and King’s College London.
- The University of Sussex also offers a PGCE in History with Latin or Classics.
- From 2017-18 Liverpool Hope and Bishop Grosseteste Universities have also offered small PGCE courses for Classics / Latin.
- Buckingham University also operates a PGCE in Classics for teachers in the independent (private) sector, who are already employed in school.
Some School-Centred training courses also offer the PGCE qualification. Please check their course details carefully and see the SCITT page here.
THE PGCE AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
Around 18 places.
The Cambridge PGCE in Latin with Classics prepares all students to teach Latin and Classical Civilization in all types of secondary schools in the UK. It also provides opportunities for students to learn how to teach Ancient Greek and Ancient History. As well as Subject Studies and Faculty-based lectures in Cambridge, trainees are placed in a wide variety of schools in and around Cambridge, East Anglia, Hertfordshire, Essex, the West Midlands and North London. For further information, please click here.
THE PGCE AT KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
Around 18 places.
King’s College London offers a PGCE in Latin with Classics covering the teaching of Latin and Classical Civilization, along with Classical Greek and Ancient History. For further information, please click here.
THE PGCE AT SUSSEX UNIVERSITY
Around 12 places.
The Sussex University PGCE offers two courses for a limited number of students training in schools in and around the Brighton and Hove area. There are two courses: History with Latin and History with Classical Civilization. For further information, please click here.
THE PGCE AT LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY
Around 4 places.
Liverpool Hope University has started to offer a PGCE in Classics, with varying amounts of History and English, in schools in the North West of England. For further information, please click here.
THE PGCE AT BISHOP GROSSETESTE UNIVERSITY
Bishop Grosseteste University (in Lincoln) has started to offer a PGCE in Classics in the Lincolnshire area. For further information, please click here.
Around 2 places.
THE PGCE AT BUCKINGHAM UNIVERSITY
Places are allocated as needed. The (private) University of Buckingham offers a PGCE in Classics which appears only to be open to those already employed in the Private Sector.