Limited Places and Generous Cash Incentives Available to Train as a Teacher

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Aspiring teachers are being invited to apply for a limited number of places available to train at the University of Worcester this September.

A handful of places remain on the PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) to become Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, or Physics teachers at secondary level.

All three subjects attract a generous financial incentive of £20,000 for anyone with a First Class Honours degree, £15,000 for anyone with a 2:1 and £12,000 for anyone with a 2:2.

Secondary PGCE graduates from the University of Worcester are some of the most employable in the country. Statistics from the TDA show that 87% are working as teachers two years after graduation; the third best result in the country and 7% higher than the national figure.

The University’s teacher training provision has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the highest possible achievement.

Alison Winson, Head of PGCE Secondary at Worcester, said: “There are a limited number of places still available to study on the Maths, Physics and Modern Foreign Languages PGCEs. These are what is known as shortage subjects, as nationally there is a shortage of teachers in these area, hence the generous financial incentives and graduates will also find there are more jobs available.”

If you’re interested in studying for a PGCE at Worcester, or any other course, visit or for application enquiries telephone 01905 855111 or email