Train to teach: study for a PGCE at the School of Education
1 March 2021
If you have a passion for your subject and you want to inspire the next generation, teaching could be the career for you. Our PGCE programmes are demanding and hands-on, but you’ll be supported and guided to become an excellent qualified teacher.
Becoming a teacher can offer you an exciting and interesting career path, and there are many reasons to train to teach:
- Share your passion
- Inspire others
- Make a difference
- Do things differently
- Change the future of education practice
- Work within a community of educators
- Challenge yourself
- Explore exciting opportunities and employability
- Gain master’s credits
The PGCE at the University of Bristol is still open to applicants and we are recruiting in all our subjects for September 2021.
Due to the current guidance from the UK government, we are currently not carrying out face to face interviews. However, we are now offering interviews online.
Our interview processes will still be rigorous, including presentations or discussions, written tasks, and individual interviews, but we will be carrying them out remotely.
The PGCE at the University of Bristol was graded as Outstanding in our most recent Ofsted inspection and the report praised our programme saying that we offer “research-led training that leads to trainees’ deep pedagogical understanding. This builds on the strong academic calibre of trainees and their professionalism and develops highly effective teachers.”
Applications should be made through UCAS, and for more information about teacher training take a look at the government website 'Get into Teaching'. There you will find full details about training options, funding, salary and benefits, and much more.
The Black Bristol PGCE Scholarship Programme
The Black Bristol PGCE Scholarship Programme seeks to address the lack of representation of the Black heritage community in higher education across the UK. It will annually fund Black and mixed-Black heritage students in the School of Education’s PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) Initial Teacher Education programme.
The School of Education have been allocated four Initial Teacher Education (PGCE) scholarships annually, across the next 4 years of the programme, with a total of 16 Scholarships to be funded overall.
For more details on Initial Teacher Training at the School of Education, University of Bristol, visit our website pages for Initial Teacher Training.
Postgraduate Virtual Open Event March 2021
Join us on Zoom for a taster lecture and Q&A session with academics. The session will run on Thursday 4 March 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm (GMT)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Biology)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Chemistry)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Geography)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (History)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Mathematics)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Modern Foreign Languages)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Music)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Physics)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Religious Education)
To join in, register via the link: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/virtual-bristol/postgraduate/march-events/subjects/teaching/
For help and advice
Please get in touch with the PGCE office by email if you have any specific questions and your messages will be forwarded to the relevant tutor: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application.