Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (formerly CRB)

PGCE students must apply for a DBS check (£55). Information on how to apply will be sent to you by email in due course. Please note DBS Face-to- Face ID checks begin in June 2013. more

DBS ID Check Form 2013(0.27Kb)
DBS DocumentGuidance 2013(0.17Kb)

Occupational Health Check

PGCE students must complete an online Occupational Health assessment (£45). Further details will be sent to you by email in due course.

PGCE Primary Term Dates and School Experience Dates 2013-14

The programme runs from Mon 2 Sep 2013 to Weds 16 Jul 2014 and students need to be available between these dates. Timetables are available on the Induction vle - Moodle - see below.

Primary PGCE Pre-Programme Information 2013

All pre-programme information, including timetables, can be found on the Induction vle - Moodle. Click below for instructions on how to access this.

How to access PGCE Primary Induction Information(0.52Kb)

PGCE offer-holders 2013

PGCE Welcome Page for programmes starting September 2013

Visit this page during the coming months for important pre-course, welcome and enrolment information.  

Degree classification and higher award information

Please complete the following survey for statutory reporting purposes. If you are eligible for a training bursary we will also need this information to determine the correct level of bursary: Survey.  Applicants with a degree from outside the UK please refer to the Teaching Agency equivalency table to check your degree level. 

For more funding information see PGCE and undergraduate funding.

DBS check (formerly CRB) face-to-face ID verification

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is now called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  CRB checks are now called DBS checks. 

It is important you complete your ID verification in order to have your DBS clearance  for the start of your programme.  Applicants holding an offer will be emailed DBS information.   

Click here to visit the IOE online store and pay for DBS (CRB) and/or Occupational Health checks.

DBS face-to-face ID verification begins in June 2013.

QTS Skills Tests

All applicants for initial teacher training programmes starting September 2013 onwards must pass Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy before the start of the course.  Skills Test FAQs

QTS Skills Tests Support Sessions
The Institute of Education offers dates for preparing for the QTS numeracy proficiency test.  Click here to book and for further information. There are two different sessions available:

  • Practice Test Sessions - complete a practice test under timed conditions with the opportunity to go through the questions afterwards and analyse solutions. Depending on the results, you will be advised whether you are test-ready or would benefit from a Refresher Workshop.
  • Refresher Workshops - for applicants who have completed the practice test and are consistently scoring below 16.  These sessions concentrate on specific skills needed in the tests.


Applicants holding a PGCE offer will receive enrolment information via email nearer the time.

What to bring with you to enrolment

If you have any outstanding documents please bring the original plus a photocopy with you (you may have already submitted documents at interview or at a welcome event).

  • Photo ID (passport or photocard driving licence with paper counterpart)
  • Evidence you have met the entry requirements for the course
  • Evidence you have met any conditions of offer
  • Sponsor letter, Student Loans Company letter or method of payment for tuition fees (alternatively you may wish to pay your fees in advance online)