Teaching

Learn to make a difference to the lives of children and young people

Teaching

Learn to make a difference to the lives of children and young people

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best higher education institution for courses and lecturers in the UK

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5th

in the UK for Education course

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21st

out of 121 UK universities

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Study at a university with over 180 years’ experience
of teacher training

Teaching courses

Discover dedicated courses for both primary and secondary teaching, with undergraduate, postgraduate, and foundation entry options

Our courses are taught by expert and highly-respected staff who will use strategies that enable you to effectively master a broad base of concepts, skills, knowledge and understanding that will inform your teaching practice.

Select a learning level
  • All
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Foundation degree
  • PGCE
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BA (Hons) Primary Teaching (QTS)

Qualify as a qualified primary school teacher in just three years, with the option to specialise in a subject of your choice.
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BA (Hons) Primary Teaching with Early Years (QTS)

Begin your career as an early years teacher with our dedicated three-year degree with Qualified Teacher Status.
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BA (Hons) Physical Education (Secondary QTS)

Learn the practical, professional and academic skills required for teaching physical education as you gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
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BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Secondary Teaching (QTS)

Explore your passion for teaching mathematics as you qualify as a secondary school teacher in just three years.
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Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support

Develop your knowledge and skills when working to support children's learning with this flexible and accessible route.
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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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Postgraduate Certificate in Early Education

Gain your Early Years Teacher Status as you develop your knowledge and skill in early years teaching.
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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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Early Years Initial Teacher Training: Assessment Only Route

We are proud to offer this assessment only programme that allows experienced practitioners (across 0 - 5 years) to demonstrate how they meet the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years).

Dr Chris Shelton

Teaching

Why study Teaching at Chichester?

Classroom resources

Discover over 20,000 classroom resources available to use on your placements

Our Teaching students gain access to our dedicated library of teaching materials where you can find thousands of
classroom resources that you can borrow to use while on placement.

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180 years' experience

Study at a university that has trained teachers since 1839

The University of Chichester has a long and distinguished history of training teachers, having been founded by Bishop Otter as a school for masters over 180 years ago.

Qualify to teach

Gain Qualified Teacher Status to kickstart your career as a teacher

Many of our courses award you with Qualified Teacher Status when you graduate, allowing you to move straight into employment as a teacher in any state funded school in the UK.

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Placements

Discover a variety of placement settings that give you a wealth of well-rounded experience

We strongly believe in giving our students a range of school placement opportunities to provide distinctive and rewarding experiences to help develop your professional skills.

University of Chichester Academy Trust

Utilise placement and career opportunities through our network of 15 local schools

The University of Chichester Academy Trust is comprised of 15 primary and secondary schools through which you can find work placements and career networking opportunities within the
local area.

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PGCE Primary options
Dr Chris Shelton

PGCE Primary options

Become a qualified primary school teacher in just one year

Watch as Dr Chris Shelton outlines the three main PGCE pathways for Primary and Early Years study including:

  • PGCE Early Years
  • PGCE Primary
  • PGCE Primary (Modern Languages)

PGCE Secondary options

Explore a wide range of PGCE Secondary subject specialism options

Watch as PGCE Secondary Co-ordinator Jeremy Smith takes you through the various subject specialism options available at the University of Chichester.

PGCE Secondary courses
Jeremy Smith
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School Direct

Learn within a school classroom as you work and train to teach at the same time

The School Direct route is a full-time, school-based programme that runs over one year, as you gain the opportunity to work in a school and gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the end of the course.

Foundation degree

Transition from your volunteer or support role into a qualified teacher

Our Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support is designed for teaching assistants who want to develop their professional skills, knowledge and understanding to full degree level, with the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status.

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secondary school pupil working in class

School Partnership Office

Work in partnership with us to educate future teachers

Find out more about getting your school or organisation to work in partnership with the University of Chichester to educate future teachers and offer School Experience placements.

International teachers

Discover a broad range of customised professional training programmes

We are one of the leading universities in the UK in the field of International Teacher Education with experience gained over nearly forty years and we design tailor-made and externally commissioned short courses to sponsors’ requirements.

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Expert teaching staff

Learn from experienced and expert staff

Head of BA (Hons) Primary Teaching

Glenn has a special interest in the training of teachers and their perspectives on school accountability, performativity and the standards agenda.

PGCE Programme Coordinator

Deborah is currently a senior lecturer in primary science education and also teaches Outdoor Learning and science
specialist modules.

Head of Education

Chris is Head of Education within the Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences at the University of Chichester and oversees our Teaching programmes.

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