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Application Process

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Please note: PGCE applications will have closed on UCAS for all courses except Primary & Early Years (University-led) which close on UCAS on Friday 27 July 2018.

1. Meet Us (Optional)

If you are thinking of a career in teaching, do come and Meet Us at one of our sessions.

2. Choose a Course

You need to decide on the most suitable course, thinking about the Route, Age Group and Subject to take. Knowing what Bursaries or Scholarships you may be eligible for might also aid your decision.

3. Check the Entry Requirements

You need to make sure you meet the criteria for your chosen course by checking our Entry Requirements.

4. Gain School Experience

Gaining some experience in a school setting is highly recommended and will strengthen your application and is necessary for some courses. This is the perfect time to organise your school experience, before applications open in October. Please check our School Experience pages for further information.

5. Notify your Referees & Check Certificates

REFERENCES: It is important that you get the right references for your application. Applications cannot be completed through UCAS until both references have been submitted by your referees, so it’s important you contact them in advance and ask them to submit these through UCAS as soon as possible. If you have graduated within the last 2 years you must provide an academic reference. Requesting and submitting references can take some time. Delays or the wrong references may impact getting a place onto a course that fills up quickly. Important information about references and deadlines is on the references section on UCAS.

CERTIFICATES: You will need to have ORIGINAL copies of your qualifications (not copies). If you no longer have access to your original certificates you can obtain a Certified Statement of Results. Exam boards can take a while to issue a Certified Statement of Results, so it is best to check now if you have them and start contacting the university or exam board. NB: some exam boards make a charge for this. If you don't have the originals: further information can be found here.

6. Apply

PGCE applications should be made through UCAS Teacher Training.

Look at this video to find The University of Warwick's courses on UCAS here.

Look at our Top Tips for a Good Application here.

Please note: On UCAS, when applying for the University-Led PGCE, you select University of Warwick. If you are applying for a School-Led PGCE, you select the name of the lead alliance school accredited by the University Of Warwick.

We recommend that if you wish to gain your qualification through The University of Warwick, that you pick at least two of your UCAS options as University of Warwick (Core PGCE) and one of the schools affiliated with us (School Direct). Places can be found here.

7. Complete the Professional Skills Tests

Applicants should register for the Professional Skills Tests through the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

8. Attend an Interview

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a Selection Day, which includes a number of tests and an interview. Please note that we do recommend you prepare for the day, hints and tips can be found here.


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