University-led training

Universities and colleges offer teacher training courses for both graduates and undergraduates. If you want your teacher training to be based at a university, this is the option for you.  

You could get a £26k bursary to support your postgraduate teacher training

There's plenty of financial support available to help fund your postgraduate university-led training. Depending on your degree class and the subject you want to teach, you could be eligible for a generous tax-fee bursary or scholarship. With or without a bursary or scholarship, you’ll still have access to a tuition fee and maintenance loan to cover your training.

Postgraduate university-led courses run full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. Courses are available across England, so there are plenty of options when it comes to location. Your training will include spending time at your university or college, working with trainees and being taught by university colleagues. 

You’ll also spend plenty of time in your placement schools – a minimum of 24 weeks. This will help you develop your practical teaching skills and ability to manage and plan classes effectively. All courses lead to qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate qualification, usually a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE). 

Register with UCAS Teacher Training to start your application today. Aim to apply early – teacher training programmes could be open for only 2 weeks, with many schools and universities filling popular courses within this period.

To maximise your chances of success, use all three of your options when you apply and choose a mixture of university-led and school-led courses. You can then make a final decision based on your interview experience as to which course is right for you. 

 

Tips on choosing the right provider  

Undergraduate training

If you don't have a degree, you can gain a degree and qualified teacher status (QTS) together on a three- or four-year undergraduate course, combining academic study with learning practical classroom skills - find out more

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Find out more about a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE)

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