Are you interested in a career in secondary teaching?

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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 for secondary teaching here at the University of Bristol are rated ‘Outstanding’ in the most recent Ofsted review. The PGCE is demanding and hands-on, but you’ll be supported and guided to become an excellent qualified teacher, opening up a wealth of career possibilities.

Training to be a teacher can offer you an exciting and interesting career path, and there are many reasons to train to teach:

  • Inspire others
  • Make a difference
  • Change the future of education practice
  • Work within a community of educators
  • Challenge yourself
  • Explore exciting opportunities and employability
  • Gain master’s credits

What our students say…

The PGCE at the University of Bristol is open to applicants and we are recruiting in all our subjects  for September 2024.

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 via the Department for Education (DfE), 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 2 years of the programme, with a total of 16 Scholarships to be funded overall across the 5 year programme.

To find out more, please visit the Black Bristol PGCE Scholarship Programme page. There you will find more information, such as eligibility, and the application form.

Further information

Get into Teaching South West event 6th March 2024

Whether you’re ready to start your career in teaching or just curious, we can answer your questions at a Get Into Teaching event.

 Wednesday 6 March 2024 at 17:00 – 20:00
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Bristol, BS1 2EL

Postgraduate open afternoon 13th March 2024

Sign up to find out more at our postgraduate open afternoon, at the University of Bristol, and with subject specific sessions in the School of Education, on Wed 13 March 2024.

Visit our website

For more details on Initial Teacher Training at the School of Education, University of Bristol, visit our website pages.