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PGCE without QTS
Our PGCE without QTS course is ideal for teachers who are studying for, or already have qualified teacher status (QTS) but not a PGCE.
If you already have QTS this course offers you a chance to gain a university postgraduate certificate (PGCE) which includes master's level credits.
The course focuses on educational pedagogy and practice. It is delivered at school training partnerships.
We designed the three modules to support and enhance Qualified Teacher Status training. Each module focuses on particular aspects of professional practice. We also help you to become a reflective practitioner and an enquiring professional.
NB: The PGCE without QTS does not in itself confer QTS.
How to apply
Applications for this course are made direct to the School of Education at Oxford Brookes.
Please click the button below and complete the initial application form.
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
|Additional costs||Amount (£)|
|Travel and associated costs if relevant when undertaking work placements.||£30-700 per year|
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
|Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.||Typically £0-200|
Library fines (for late returns or lost books)
|£1-35 per book|
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
You will study three modules are at either level six or level seven.
The School of Education is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development. Students on master's level programmes therefore join a large research community comprising researchers at all levels of higher education study.
We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research
Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers). We also organise a number of conferences, lectures, seminars and debates, some of which have an international reach.
The School’s six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:
- Inclusion and Wellbeing
- Policy, Partnership and Leadership
- STEAM pedagogy and learning
- Humanistic Perspectives on Education
- Early Years
- Applied Linguistics
After you graduate
This PGCE without QTS aims to develop reflective practitioners.
Your learning on the course may lead to better prospects for career advancement. Completion of the course shows a commitment to professional development and can be used as a credit to build towards a full MA Education.
A PGCE is often a criteria for teaching abroad.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.