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.

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The Be You Podcast
Episode 6 - Being a Trainee Teacher

Why Teach?

Start teaching and inspire the next generation

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.

Bursaries and Scholarships

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.

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Our PGCE Routes

Browse our PGCE courses

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PGCE Early Years (3-7)

This full-time, one-year course is designed to train you to become a qualified teacher with a focus on teaching children aged 3 to 7.
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PGCE Primary (5-11)

Become a confident and inspiring qualified primary school teacher on this one-year postgraduate course.
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PGCE Primary (5-11) Modern Languages

Qualify as a primary school teacher with a specialism in modern foreign languages in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary Biology

Gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to qualify as a confident and inspiring Biology teacher in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary Chemistry

At the end of this one-year degree, you’ll be ready to confidently begin teaching chemistry in a secondary school.
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PGCE Secondary Physics

Learn to inspire young minds and confidently begin teaching physics in a secondary school, as you qualify as a teacher in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary Dance

Learn to confidently begin teaching Dance in a secondary school, as you qualify as a teacher in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary English

Gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to qualify as a confident and inspiring English teacher in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary History

Pass on your passion for History to secondary school children, as you qualify as a teacher in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary Mathematics

If you have a passion for mathematics and wish to teach at secondary school or college level, then this route is an ideal option for you.
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PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages

Learn to teach at secondary school or college level, with a specialism in modern foreign languages.
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PGCE Secondary Music

If you’re a talented musician looking for the next stage in your career, this course offers fantastic opportunities to become a qualified teacher in just one year.
PGCE Secondary Physical Education

PGCE Secondary Physical Education

Qualify to teach physical education in a secondary school setting in just one year as you make use of our world-class sports facilities.
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School Direct – Primary

Earn as you train to become a primary school teacher in just one year with this employment-based route.
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School Direct – Secondary

Become a secondary school teacher in just one year as you earn as you train with this employment-based route.
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Assessment Only Route

This options allows suitably qualified and experience candidates gain Qualified Teacher Status without the need for extensive training.

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