How many PGCE places are there?
34000 in England
More and more people want to obtain a PGCE. In case you already have a degree, you can think about a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE). Make sure you understand that a PGCE course is mainly based on developing the teaching skills, and not on the subject/ discipline you intend to teach. Keep in mind that in England there were more than 34,000 PGCE and under graduate teacher training places for 2012-2013. Unfortunately, perspectives do not look too good. Keep in mind that more than 300 university-based teacher training courses in England could face closure or merger.