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If you are a graduate looking to train as a teacher, we currently offer the one-year PGCE and School Direct routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Early Years Practice with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). Alternatively our three-year BA (Hons) QTS course might be for you if you are looking for an undergraduate course that qualifies you as either an Early Years or Primary school teacher.  Whichever route you choose, your learning experience at Chester will be a highly supportive one that gives you the best possible chance of becoming an outstanding teacher.

Our Courses

Course Title Campus Study Option Start Date
Early Years - Primary Education (3-7) with QTS - Teacher Education BA (Hons)
Early Years Practice with Early Years Teacher Status PGCert with EYTS
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - PGCE Primary (3-11) with QTS PGCE (Wales and beyond through the CaBan Partnership)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - PGCE Primary (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - PGCE Primary/Early Years (including School Direct) PGCE (School Direct), PGCE (Core)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - PGCE Secondary (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE
Primary Education (5-11) with QTS (Chester) - Teacher Education BA (Hons)
Primary/Early Years (3-7) (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (School Direct), PGCE (Core)
Secondary (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Art and Design (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Biology (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Chemistry (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Computer Science (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Design and Technology (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Drama (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary English (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Geography (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary History (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Mathematics (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Modern Languages (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Music with QTS (11-16) PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Physical Education (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Physics (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)
Secondary Religious Education (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core), PGCE (School Direct)