Choose Bristol for Initial Teacher Education (PGCE secondary)

Our Ofsted 'Ouststanding'-awarded PGCE secondary teacher training will open up an exciting new journey for students who want to train to be a teacher. At the School of Education, University of Bristol, we offer a wide range of subjects, and your teacher training will combine theory with practice, whichever route you choose.

Why choose Bristol?

  • 'Outstanding Provider Status’ in our most recent Ofsted inspection, 2019​.
  • A supportive and challenging learning environment​.
  • Teacher trainers with a wealth of experience, who are experts in their field, teaching across 8 different subject areas.
  • Strong and well-established partnerships with about 60 schools​ in Bristol and the surrounding region.
  • High employability rates - large numbers of our student teachers go on to work in the South West.
  • An 11-18 provider - training you to teach post-16 in your specialist subject.
  • A curriculum informed by evidence-based practice and highly relevant research - working with academics in the University of Bristol and the School of Education.
  • Masters-level study and the opportunity to gain 60 credits towards a full masters.

Teacher training subjects

English Geography History Mathematics 

Modern Foreign Languages (French German Italian Spanish)

Religious Education Science (Biology Chemistry Physics) 

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Find out how to train to be a teacher, by visiting the Department for Education website 

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Why choose teacher training at the University of Bristol?

a young male student concentrates in the classroom Accredited Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provider

At the School of Education, we are proud to be accredited by the DfE to deliver initial teacher training (ITT) courses which lead to qualified teacher status (QTS).

From September 2024, the University of Bristol will deliver courses that incorporate the new quality requirements which are set out in the government response to the ITT market review.

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