Applying for teacher training

Here you'll find information about how to apply for a postgraduate teacher training programme at London Met.

Have a look at the PGCE courses we offer; once you have chosen your course you’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply. Our teacher training courses are listed under London Metropolitan University code L68

Before applying to study a teacher training course you should assess your suitability for the programme – have a look at more information about becoming a teacher. Please have a look at our entry requirements in addition to the standard criteria required by the Department for Education (DfE). 

If you are already working in a school or have experience of teaching, you may be interested in applying to our Graduate Teacher Apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

For specific entry requirements refer to our PGCE course pages. Teaching is a regulated profession, overseen by the Department for Education (DfE). In order to be eligible to train as a teacher, you will need to meet the entry requirements laid down by the DfE before you can enrol on the course. Some requirements will be checked on application, others will need to be met after you have received an offer of a training place.


Once you have applied to London Metropolitan University and your application is received it will be checked by our admissions office to ensure it is complete. We will then send you an email to acknowledge receipt of your application. We aim to confirm an initial decision within three weeks. This may be to inform you that you're invited to interview or that you're unsuccessful based on the information in your application.

The interview

Once your application has been accepted you will be asked to come in for an interview. We will send you information about the requirements for the interview as you will need to prepare for the tasks. There is a single interview process at the University for each subject you have applied to teach. This means that you only need to attend the interview once. If more than one of your Apply 1 choices are accredited by London Met, you may get the same decision for each choice. We will let you know our final decision within 40 working days as required by UCAS Teacher Training (UTT)

For further information have a look at the frequently asked questions page.

Our partner schools

You may also be interested in our partner school alliances, which run the School Direct route:

For schools:

If you are interested in working in partnerships with us you can find out more about our partnership programme.

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