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A Career in Teaching

Inspire a bright future

A Career in Teaching

Inspire a bright future


for student satisfaction in Education

Complete University Guide 2023


for both primary and secondary teacher education

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Top 10

in the UK for teaching satisfaction

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Become a qualified teacher in one year

Are you ready to start your career in teaching? Studying a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) course allows you to qualify as a teacher within one year. You can choose from primary or secondary routes depending on your career goals.

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.

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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.

High-quality support and education

Learn why we're rated Outstanding by Ofsted

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Inspiring Curriculum

Students "develop comprehensive curriculum and pedagogical knowledge, which they apply skilfully and confidently in different contexts".

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Personalised Support

University and school staff support students "to thrive through their highly effective ‘team around the trainee’ approach".

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Prepared for Employment

Students "leave very well placed to continue on their journey towards being aspirational, inspirational and motivational teachers".

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Students "engage critically with research, reflect on their own development and learn to evaluate different approaches to teaching".

Bursaries and Scholarships

Learn more about the bursaries available for teacher training

Starting a career in teaching is not as expensive as you might think, and in some subjects, you can even get up to £28,000 of Government funding.

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