University-led training

Training to teach physics with a university provider will lead to Qualified to Teach Status (QTS) as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education / Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Undergraduate route
If you don’t already have a degree, you can start a degree that also gives you QTS. It takes four years, full time and at the end you will have a BEd or BSc with QTS.


Postgraduate university-led route
If you already have an undergraduate degree in physics or a relevant subject, you can study for a PGCE at a higher-education institution. This takes one year full time, or two years part time.  



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