Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programmes

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

Welcome to the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programmes (PGCE University/PGCE School Direct/Teach First) 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. These all lead to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Successful completion of PG Certificate in Education will also give students 60 credit points at Masters level.

Come and find out more

Representatives from the University of Bristol will be available at the following events, which have been organised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)

The Bristol ITE Model

Key Aims

All ITE partnerships with the University of Bristol aim to develop teachers to become inspiring and outstanding subject practitioners in a wide range of 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: