Routes into teaching
There are various options to consider when you decide to train as a teacher and embark on an initial teacher training course. Some courses are university based, such as the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and the undergraduate BA (Hons) programmes. As part of the admissions process successful applicants for our university based teaching courses will be invited for an interview at the School of Education.
Some programmes are school based, such as School Direct. To be able to teach at state-maintained schools in England and Wales you have to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This is normally included in your initial teacher training programme. Read our full Ofsted report.