Uni of Cumbria Primary PGCE Waiting List

    • Thread Starter

    Hi Everyone,

    Newbie member here!

    I have been offered a place on the waiting list for the Primary PGCE for the course in Lancaster. I have been told that I'm at place number 4 on the waiting list.

    I was wondering if anyone has had any experience of being on a waiting list and what you think my chances of a place in September are (bearing my position in the list in mind)??

    Unfortunately, I am currently in a career where I would need to give my employer 3 months notice if I am to commence the course in September so wouldnt mind a few opinions/thoughts to weigh up my chances please!

    Thank you


    I was on a waiting list last year (number 1) for a pgce history course. I didn't get a place last year through the reserve list but I did get a place this year!

    I'm sure being on a list helps your chances the year after but I wouldn't give up hope yet. I've heard the in primary teaching there is often people who drop off the course at the start as they realise it isn't for them.

    Fingers crossed for you that you get a place this September, but if not your chances for next year are looking good!
    • Thread Starter

    Thank you.

    Ideally if I got a place this Sept then that would be fantastic. I do take some comfort from what you say that it makes my chances better for next year if I dont get on this September though.

    I am just trying to assess my chances for this September against my place on the list as it will be a calculated risk one way or the other.

    By the way, many congratulations for getting a place on your PGCE History course - that assures me that it can happen !

    I would be suprise if some people didn't drop off the course but I wouldn't want to say its a certainty.... With secondary courses it tends to be the case that people hold onto them as there is only limited places to begin with, but with primary ive heard that a few people do tend to leave the course.

    I'd email/ring the course administrators in August to ask as its usually the second week of August when the unis find out who has met their conditions or not (I'm sure a few people won't manage one of their conditions!) so that's when to contact them! But it does put you in a great position for next application cycle if not this one.
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: April 9, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

How often do you buy stationery?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.