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Required Documentation

PGCE applicants are required to provide evidence that they have met the conditions of their offer:

In addition to the suitability to train to teach requirements, the Department for Education (DfE) require that we verify original documentation for the following:

  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics or equivalent
  • GCSE Science or equivalent for applicants studying on a Primary PGCE programme
  • Relevant level 3 qualifications i.e. A levels or equivalent
  • Degree certificates

(If the certificates you are providing are in a name other than the one you have applied with, please also provide your change of name document such as a marriage certificate or deed poll).

Original documentation should be sent to:

PGCE Admissions, University of Exeter Admissions Office, The Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RN

Unable to locate your certificates?

Degree certificate/official transcripts - contact the University at which you studied to obtain a copy or an official letter confirming your final conferred degree classification and date of award.

GCSE or A Level certificates - contact the relevant exam board to obtain a verifying or certifying statement of results. Alternatively, contact your previous school/College and ask them to provide a letter on headed paper which includes the following:

  • Name and date of birth           
  • Subjects taken
  • Grades achieved                         
  • Exam board/Awarding body                   
  • Date of Award

The Department for Education (DfE) eligibility pro forma is sent to offer holders via email (the full form is contained within the body of the email). You will need to provide a response to all questions, add an electronic signature and return it via email to the PGCE Admissions team at

The pro forma includes some information and questions relating to DfE training bursary eligibility and also some questions relating to overall eligiblity to start a course leading to qualified teacher status.  Therefore all offer holders are required to complete the DfE eligibility pro forma regardless of whether they are eligible for a training bursary.

Some applicants will have completion of a DfE Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course as a condition of their offer.  If this applies to you, please make sure you arrange to start your SKE course as soon as you can as you will need to have completed your SKE course by 30 September.  Please send evidence that you have successfully completed the required SKE to as soon as you receive it from your SKE provider.