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

8th

for student satisfaction in Education

Complete University Guide 2023

Outstanding

for both primary and secondary teacher education

Ofsted 2023

Top 10

in the UK for teaching satisfaction

Guardian University Guide 2023

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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.

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  • Postgraduate
  • Foundation Options
  • PGCE

BA (Hons) Primary Teaching (QTS)

Pursue your passion for teaching children and qualify as a primary school teacher in just three years.

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).

BA (Hons) Physical Education (Primary Years)

Gain the practical professional and academic skills needed to prepare you to inspire children under 11 with physical education.
Physical Education Secondary Years

BA (Hons) Physical Education (Secondary Years)

Learn the practical professional and academic skills needed for a career inspiring 11-16 year olds through physical education.

BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching

Open up future career opportunities within both teaching and sports coaching as you gain vital skills in both disciplines.

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 Primary (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.

PGCE Secondary Biology

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

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 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.
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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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Assessment Only Route

This options allows suitably qualified and experienced candidates to gain Qualified Teacher Status without the need for extensive training.
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MA Education

Improve your understanding of advanced subject knowledge and learn how to best utilise evidence-based practice in order to unlock the potential of all learners.
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MA Education (Online)

Our online MA Education programme deepens your knowledge and understanding of teaching and education.
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MA Inclusive Special Education

Develop a greater understanding of the issues related to the education of children and young adults who have a special educational need and/or a disability.
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Postgraduate Certificate: Autism Education

This Postgraduate Certificate is for professionals looking to gain accreditation and specialist knowledge in the education of children and adults on the autism spectrum.
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PGCert: Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools

This PGCert course supports individuals, schools and local authorities to further understand and promote awareness of mental health in schools.

PGCert: Professional Studies in Education, Growth Mindset

This certificate supports individuals, schools or local authorities to explore the research and evidence surrounding mindsets to foster a growth mindset culture.

PGCIPP: Workplace Learning Development

This innovative course supports school-based projects and allows education professionals working to accredit development activities within the workplace.

BA (Hons) Dance Education and Teaching

Share your passion for dance with others as you develop your skills as a dance practitioner and explore teaching in a range of different dance settings.

BA (Hons) Music with Teaching

Explore music, instrumental teaching and how to teach a range of students. Gain practical experience and work with students as you become a learn and take up a new instrument and discover the psychology of learning and teaching.

BA (Hons) Teaching of Musical Theatre (TMT)

Learn to teach musical theatre and perform throughout your studies. Audition to perform at theatres including the Alexandra Theatre and other regional theatres. 
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iPGCE with iQTS

Expand your career prospects and opportunities while studying and working anywhere in the world with our iPGCE with iQTS.

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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Research-driven

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

Excellent levels of support

Learn from lecturers who know you by name 

Our dedication to smaller classes allows our expert teaching staff to really get to know and how best to help thrive.

Our experienced staff are invested in your personal and academic development and provide excellent levels of 1-1 support throughout your studies.

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Lecturers React to Thank You Letters
Listen to Milly’s letter to James Martin, Head of Primary Partnership and as she thanks him for all the support she's received throughout her degree.

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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Placements

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

We work with over 350 schools to ensure you have distinctive and rewarding experiences that develop you as an excellent teacher.

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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Ƶ Academy Trust

Promoting high aspirations and success through local schools

The Ƶ Academy Trust is a network of primary and secondary schools. We work closely with the Trust to ensure all our courses are aligned to the needs of local schools and headteachers.

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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)