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A Career In Teaching



Our teacher training courses have a strong national and international reputation. We have a long and distinguished record of training teachers dating back to 1839. We are committed to supporting the Department for Education in widening participation from those groups who are currently under-represented in the teaching profession.


Teaching is one of the most rewarding,?interesting yet challenging professions.? Teachers are responsible for ensuring that?children enjoy learning and gain an education?that will enable them to flourish in?contemporary society.?Join our thriving community of lecturers and staff and enjoy training to teach.


Learn more about the bursaries available for teacher training. You could get up to £24,000 of Government funding and we are offering?a fee-waiver of £1,000 for alumni students continuing their studies with a PGCE.*

*The?£1000 fee-waiver for alumni students?excludes?School Direct and Teaching Apprenticeship routes.?

PGCE Primary Route

Our Primary Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) programme is designed to ensure that you become a skilled and confident primary school teacher. Working in close partnership with local schools, the course offers high quality Masters level study and professional training from expert tutors.

The programme will help you to develop your skills of critical analysis and enable you to engage with educational research and apply this in the classroom. The PGCE lasts approximately 38 weeks and you will spend 24 of these on a range of contrasting placements in our partner schools. Whilst in school, you will be supported to develop as a teacher and will take on increasing responsibility for teaching and assessing pupils. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped as a reflective practitioner ready to teach your own class and to continue your professional learning throughout your career.

Find out more or apply for one of our programmes:?

PGCE?Early Years (3-7)

PGCE?Primary Teaching

PGCE?Primary (Modern Foreign Languages)

PGCE Secondary Route

The Secondary PGCE programme provides high quality training in eight different subjects. The majority of the course (25 of the 38 weeks) is spent teaching in our partner schools.

Ours is an innovative course which emphasises the relationship between theory and practice.? We do this through combining the expertise of university tutors with the expertise of the teachers in our partner schools.? Throughout the course you will have all the benefits of training in school while also having access to the wide range of knowledge, resources and support services provided by the university.

Find out more or apply for one of our programmes:?

PGCE?Secondary Dance

PGCE?Secondary English

PGCE?Secondary History

PGCE?Secondary Mathematics

PGCE?Secondary Modern Foreign Languages

PGCE?Secondary Music

PGCE?Secondary Physical Education

PGCE?Secondary Science

Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Graduate Employment Based Route

This route?is for existing graduates in an early years setting who require further training and further experience to demonstrate the Early Years Teacher standards, or a graduate newly recruited to an early years setting in order to undertake the course.?

Follow this link to find out more.

PGCE School Direct

School Direct is a new school-based way of training to become a teacher which gives you the chance to learn ‘on the job’. You are recruited directly by the school, with which we work closely, and will attend the university for some of your studies. Our School Direct places are available in some of the best primary and secondary schools in the region which include Ofsted “outstanding” Teaching Schools?and academies.

Find out more about School Direct - Primary

Find out more about School Direct - Secondary

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