Education pre-course

Welcome to the Initial Teacher Education Pre-Course Information website

Student with a pupil in a Primary School

We are pleased that you will be joining us in September to embark on your studies in teacher training. We have put together some important information to help with your course preparation. Please do read each section carefully as there are some actions you will need to take now.

For your information, the course start dates are:

PGCE Primary/Early Years & School Direct (SD) Primary & PGCE Secondary – Monday 10 September 2018

BA Primary – Monday 17 September 2018

We look forward to meeting you in September. In the meantime, if you do have any questions, please get in touch by emailing quoting your Kingston ID or telephone us on 020 8417 5145.

Best wishes

The Admissions and Placement Team
School of Education
Kingston University


Refer to your individual programmes and the checklist provided for what you need to be doing now and preparing for in your studies.

However, ALL students must complete and return (where appropriate) the following:

  1. Occupational Health questionnaire
  2. DBS application and sign up to the Update Service
  3. Certificate of Good Conduct if you have lived for more than 3 months overseas in last 5 years
  4. Update Service consent slip and Disqualification by Association form
  5. Professional Skills tests in literacy and numeracy
  6. Any school experience that is indicated as a condition on their offer
  7. Introductory Observation experience – 3rd – 7th Sept (PGCE students only excluding SD)
  8. Submit outstanding original qualification certificates
  9. All other forms – refer to your specific course for a full list


PGCE Primary/Early Years & SD PrimaryBA PrimaryPGCE Secondary PGCE EYTSDisclosure and Barring ServiceOccupational HealthProfessional Skills TestsFees and FundingSupport for Students with Disabilities or DyslexiaHow to find usUseful Contacts
Welcome from the Course Leader
PGCE Primary/Early Years & SD Primary Checklist
PGCE Primary/Early Years & SD Primary Term Dates 2018-19
PGCE Primary/Early Years & SD Primary Induction/Enrolment Programme
PGCE Primary/Early Years School Experience & Introductory Observation Days
PGCE Primary/Early Years Introductory Observation Days Booklet
PGCE Primary/Early Years & SD Primary Preparatory Reading and Tasks
PGCE Primary/Early Years Placements Form
PGCE Primary/Early Years Placement Policy
PGCE Primary/Early Years & SD Primary Field Trip
Welcome from the Course Leader
BA Primary Checklist
BA Primary Induction/Enrolment Programme
BA Primary Preparatory Reading and Tasks
BA Primary Placement Policy
Welcome from the Secondary Team
PGCE Secondary Checklist
PGCE Term Dates 2018-19
PGCE Secondary Induction and Enrolment Programme
School Observations Summary
School Observation Booklet
PGCE Secondary School Experience Placements Form
Secondary Placement Policy
PGCE & School Direct Secondary Academic Contacts
Welcome from the Course Leader
PGCE EYTS Term Dates
PGCE EYTS Induction/Enrolment Programme
PGCE EYTS Reading List
DBS Application Instructions
DBS Important Information
DBS Checklist
Disqualification by Association (Primary trainees only)
The Update Service

As you will be aware, one of the conditions on your offer is that you have a satisfactory medical clearance before you start the PGCE course. It is important that you read this section carefully to get an understanding of what is required in terms of this check. We need to establish if you have any specific needs so we can ensure necessary support is put in place for when you start the course.

Please follow the steps below in terms of completing the form:

  1. Complete and sign the attached form
  2. Take the completed form to your GP for counter-signatory with the accompanying letter
  3. Return the form to the address exactly as indicated below within 3 weeks of receiving this request.

Kingston University
School of Education (OH)
Admissions and Placement Team
Kingston Hill Campus
Kingston Hill
KT2 7LB.

Clearly write your name (as it appears on your UCAS application) and the full title of your course on the back of the envelope.

If you have any queries regarding the above, please email

Best wishes

The Admissions Team

Occupational Health Questionnaire
Letter to GP
Professional Skills Test Fact Sheet
Payment of Tuition Fees
Bursary Information


If you have a disability or dyslexia and require support while you are at University, you must contact the University Disability and Mental Health Support Service.

The contact details are:

Disability and Mental Health Support

020 8417 7314


Full details of the support services and facilities are also available here

In addition, you are strongly encouraged to contact the School of Education also before you start the programme. We are committed to providing you support during your studies and if we are aware of your specific needs in advance, we can make provisions and have these in place for your course start.

Please email with details of your specific requirements. If you would like to speak with someone in confidence, please contact Nina Sohal, the Admissions and Placements Team Leader.

University Departments

Contact details for external organisations

Student Finance England 0300 100 0607
Skills Tests Helpline 0300 303 9613
DBS helpline 0300 0200 191
GBG Online Disclosures 0845 251 5000