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PGCE application process for international students

A step-by-step guide to PGCE applications for international students:

1: Make your application on UCAS

Apply via UCAS and send St Mary’s your academic transcripts and English language certificate (if available).

2:  Your interview invite

If your application meets the requirements, you will be invited to a face to face interview and to provide evidence of your English language level (if applicable).

3: Arrange a visit to the UK

A date will be arranged for you to come to the UK for an interview.

4: Undertake school-based tasks

If you pass the interview, you will be asked to undertake ‘school-based tasks’. We recommend that you complete additional classroom observation experience and can provide you with school based tasks to help sign-post this observation experience. For international candidates we advise that these take place in a primary school or a mixed state comprehensive, not a language school.

5: Complete police and DBS checks

You will need to provide an appropriate police check from your home country. When you arrive in the UK you will need to apply for a DBS check.

6: Complete your fitness to teach form

You will need to pass ‘Fitness to Teach’. This is just an online medical form, St Mary’s will send this to you to complete and then if anything is stated we will forward to our Occupational Health advisor to review.

7: Accept your offer on UCAS

At this stage your offer will become unconditional and you can accept your offer online via UCAS.

8: Pay your deposit and apply for a visa

If you need a visa to study in the UK you will need a CAS from St Mary’s. We will send this upon receipt of your tuition fee deposit and any other documents required.