Online PGCE Courses

Take your first steps as a teacher with one of our flexible online PGCEs. Explore up-and-coming developments in education and educational research, while gaining the practical training you need to inspire young minds.
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Learn online to prepare for the classroom

Are you looking for a challenging, rewarding, and impactful career? Do you want to share your passion and knowledge with the next generation?

Our online degrees provide a flexible route to gaining the skills and training you need to enter the teaching profession.

Whether you're a student laying the groundwork for your career, or a working professional hoping to transition into teaching, our PGCEs make training cheap, flexible, and easy.

Discover a more flexible route to earning a PGCE

Training to be a teacher doesn’t have to mean giving up on all other obligations. Our online PGCEs are designed to accommodate your existing personal and professional commitments.

You’ll learn at your own pace in your own space, without sacrificing on the quality of training offered in traditional in-person programmes.

Join a vibrant online learning community and share insights with aspiring teachers and seasoned educators at top UK and international universities.

Discover cutting-edge developments in education and educational research

Our PGCEs cover a wide range of specialisms, from special needs education and curriculum design to online learning and learning technologies.

You’ll discover cutting-edge research in education and pedagogy, while developing practical skills in classroom management and teaching methodologies.

Wherever your interests and aspirations lie, you’ll find a PGCE to suit your ambitions.

Develop essential skills and earn a recognised qualification

Taught by leading academics and experienced education professionals, our degrees are highly regarded all around the world.

They’ll equip you with essential competencies and a state-recognised teaching qualification.


A PGCE, which stands for Postgraduate Certificate in Education, is a professional qualification that prepares individuals for a career in teaching. Find out more in our complete PGCE guide article.
Yes, all of our online PGCEs are state-approved and recognised, meaning you’ll graduate with qualified teacher status (QTS).

Once you’ve finished your degree, you’ll be fully equipped and ready to enter the teaching profession.

Embark on your teaching journey by enrolling in one of our online PGCEs today. Join the ranks of the teachers sharing their knowledge and inspiring minds every single day.
The length of our PGCE degrees varies depending on the programme and institution. You can choose between a one-year full-time programme or a part-time option designed to fit around existing commitments.
We appreciate that financial considerations are crucial when considering teaching training. Our PGCEs reflect the affordability of online learning compared to traditional programmes.

The cost of each PGCE varies, so click on your chosen programme or speak  to one of our team for a detailed cost breakdown.

Universities offering degrees with FutureLearn

These leading universities are currently offering online degree courses on FutureLearn:

academyEX LogoArden logoBrunel University London logoCoventry University logoDeakin University
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