One option for achieving qualified teacher status (QTS) is to complete a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) at a university or college. They work with school partnerships to offer placements with at least two schools as part of your training.
University-led postgraduate training
University-led courses run both full-time and part-time, over one or two years. Your training will include spending time at the university or college you successfully apply to – working with other trainees and being taught by university staff.
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. These school-based elements of the course also play an important role in assessing your performance in the classroom and preparing you for your first job as a newly qualified teacher (NQT).
University-led courses account for just over half of the teacher training places in England, and are available across the country – so there are plenty of options when it comes to location.
You can search for courses on the UCAS Teacher Training website.
To find out more, you can speak to a Teaching Line adviser on Freephone 0800 389 2500.
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