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Teacher Training


Apply now for 2024 entry applications. 

All applications for entry to our PGCE with QTS programmes must be made through the DfE's Apply service through the Government Website

See below for the subjects offered and if they are currently open to applications.

University of Exeter Institution Code: E84

Subject/pathway DfE code Open for applications for 2024/25?
Primary (5-11) (Exeter, St Luke’s ITE Hub)  T462 Open
Primary (3-7) (Exeter St Luke’s ITE Hub)  U768 Open
Primary (5-11) (North & Mid Devon ITE Hub) B148 Open
Primary (5-11) (Somerset & Dorset ITE Hub) W172 Open
Secondary English  2BT6 Open
Secondary Geography N794 Open
Secondary History  V1X1 Open
Secondary Mathematics  G1X1 Open
Secondary French  R1X1 Open
Secondary Spanish R4XC Open
Secondary Physical Education  X9C6 Open
Secondary Science (Biology) C1X1 Open
Secondary Science (Biology with Physical Education) B346 Open
Secondary Science (Chemistry)  F1X1 Open
Secondary Science (Physics) F3X1 Open
Secondary Science (Engineers Teach Physics) X613 Closed


You will need to give details of two people who can give you a reference when you apply but they will not be contacted until you accept a place on a course. Note: if you are still studying or have graduated in the last 5 years one of these will need to be an academic reference.

For further details on the application process, please see Get Into Teaching webpages.

Please also see the University's main Admissions policy and our Teacher Training admissions policies and procedures.

For further details on the application process, please see our Interview pages.

Entry requirements

Requirements for entry depend on the particular area you wish to study, so you will find them under the specific Primary or Secondary course pages.

Deferred entry 

We do not consider requests for deferred entry either at application stage or after an offer has been made. Any applicant who can no longer take up a place offered to them will need to reapply in the following year and will need to go through the full interview process again. 

Information for students from overseas

The Department for Education has introduced an overseas qualification service, available through the Get into Teaching Line.

The service includes:

  • An initial verbal check to advise candidates on what their qualifications are equivalent to (guidance only).
  • A written NARIC statement of comparability, paid for on behalf of the candidate (if required) and only available once a candidate has applied to ITT

The verbal check is a candidate-based advice service; the aim is to provide guidance on a candidate’s eligibility prior to applying. Final decisions on candidate eligibility still lie with providers prior to commencement of ITT.

We encourage you to use this service prior to submitting an application by calling the Get into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.

You can also register for advice and support from the Department for Education on their website:

Applicants who will be overseas during the recruitment cycle 

If you will be outside the UK during the recruitment cycle for your proposed year of entry, you should make contact with the  PGCE Admissions Office to discuss this. 

Terms and conditions

All students will be required as a condition of enrolment to abide by, and to submit to the procedures of, the University's Regulations for Students, as amended from time to time.