If you are looking for a lifelong challenging career and have experience or qualifications in art and design, English with drama, history, geography, mathematics, modern foreign languages, physical education, religious education or science, then a teaching career may be for you.
Routes to Qualified Teacher Status
We offer a range of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) routes to Qualified Teacher Status. You can choose to study over three years for a BEd Primary degree or if you already have a first degree, you can train to become a primary or secondary teacher by studying our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Our primary and secondary teacher training programmes are awarded consistently high grades by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED).
Whichever option you choose, you will have the opportunity to work in two or more schools so that you can gain invaluable practical experience. Our Department of Education has strong partnerships with over 250 primary schools and 50 secondary schools. We work closely with them to ensure our programmes are relevant and up-to-date.
Head teachers at these schools also advise on course content and training requirements for new teachers. Each school has its own training manager, and you will be supported by a mentor from the school or the university throughout your studies
View list of available teaching courses.
Information on the interview process for primary education courses
Interview activities for primary education applicants
School Direct offers an opportunity for schools or partnerships of schools to apply for trainee teacher places. This means schools can choose the teacher training provider they wish to work with and have more control over what training is provided and how it is delivered, including how much training will take place within the school partnership. Schools recruit the trainees they want, and the trainees will normally go on to teach in their school, or another school in their partnership, once qualified.
It is part of a wider set of reforms designed to help schools take greater responsibility for leading and shaping Initial Teacher Trianing (ITT), including new approaches to university-school partnerships, Teaching Schools' ITT role, and the accreditation fo new school-led providers.
Moredon Primary School is working very closely with the University of Gloucestershire and its many partnership schools to deliver both salaried and fee paying School Direct places in Swindon, Gloucestershire, Bristol and Wiltshire from September 2013. Click here for more information.
The university is part of the Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership with the Gloucestershire Association of Secondary Head Teachers. The partnership has been established for 15 years. Its aim is to successfully recruit and train high quality trainee teachers for Gloucestershire and beyond. It is at the forefront of many educational developments and offers broad experience in a highly supportive and committed framework. At the end of your course you may wish to stay in Gloucestershire to start your career in local schools, as many trainees have done before you.
For more information visit http://www.gitep.co.uk/.