Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programmes

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Following the Ofsted inspection in February 2011, the Bristol PGCE was awarded 'Outstanding Provider Status'

*Applications for 2015/6 entry will be open from 28th October 2014. Applications are made online via UCAS Teacher Training *


ITE Open Day

Want to know more about studying an ITE course at Bristol? Come and visit us on 8 November 2014.

Further information and how to register


Welcome to the ITE Programmes at the University of Bristol

The Graduate School of Education works in partnership with local schools, colleges and academies to deliver three teacher training routes:

The Bristol ITE Model

Key Aims

All ITE partnerships with the University of Bristol aim to prepare student teachers to become inspiring and outstanding subject practitioners in a wide range of state schools and to prepare them for leadership roles in the future.

Our partnerships, which integrate training and education in school and university are committed to contributing to ongoing school improvement and to raising pupil attainment.

Key Principles

In order to achieve our aims, the work of our partnerships is based around supporting the development of critically reflective practitioners. Our perspective on learning is that the education of teachers has three clearly identifiable phases: induction, assimilation and extension. To support this overarching framework, we have clear partnership values which underpin our work: