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Teacher training

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a global leader in teacher education.

 

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Our programmes are recognised by Ofsted as 'outstanding' in every criterion across Primary, Secondary and Post-Compulsory education (FE).

  • We'll support you with the skills and knowledge you'll need from the moment you step into a classroom, but we know that learning to teach is much more than that - we'll prepare you to build a rewarding and fulfilling long-term career in education.
  • Our focus on quality means that whatever route you select, you will be taught by experts in your subject and education phase, many of whom are world leaders in their field.
  • We are committed to supporting education in London, where schools lead the country in performance and pupil progress. We work with around 500 London schools, including long-term partners who work with us to harness our wider research and expertise.
  • When you walk into the UCL Institute of Education, you'll join a lively, friendly and diverse community of 8,000 students and more than 600 distinguished academics, committed to improving lives through education and promoting social participation to address local and global challenges.

There are several ways to train to become a teacher. Please view the brief summary below for an overview. Specific details are listed under each programme. Further information is available on the IOE website.

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University-led Teacher Training

UCL offers teacher training in a range of subjects across all age phases of education. UCL arranges school placements for these programmes. See below for information. All programmes can be found in the drop down fields below.

Award

PGCE

Work experience required

No, but 2 weeks' classroom experience for Primary and 1 to 2 weeks for Secondary

Bursary

Some UK/EU students may be eligible for a training bursary or scholarship depending on subject and previous qualifications. See Get into Teaching for up-to-date details.

Salary

No

Support finding training schools

Yes

Training time at IOE

EYITT 62 days, Primary 60 days, Secondary 43 days

Training time in classroom

120 days

Stages available

Early Years

Primary

Secondary

Post-Compulsory (14+)

School Direct (Salaried)

School Direct (Salaried) is an employment-based route into teaching at both primary and secondary levels for graduates with at least three years’ work experience. Participating schools are allocated a set number of student-teacher places and your application through UCAS will go to the relevant school.

Award

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Work experience required

3 years' work experience (18 months for secondary priority subjects), 2 weeks' classroom experience

Bursary

No

Salary

£17,718 to £30,573 for maintained schools (will vary by school and subject)

Support finding training schools

No

Training time at IOE

15 days

Training time in classroom

One year

Stages available

Primary

Secondary

School Direct (Tuition Fee)

School Direct (Tuition Fee) is a school-led route into teaching at both primary and secondary stages. On this route you will join other student teachers on one of the PGCE programmes at the IOE while undertaking your teaching experience in a participating school. The UCAS application will go to the relevant school.

Award

PGCE

Work experience required

No, but 2 weeks' classroom experience for Primary and 1 to 2 weeks for Secondary

Bursary

Some UK/EU students may be eligible for a training bursary or scholarship depending on subject and previous qualifications. See Get into Teaching for up-to-date details.

Salary

No

Support finding training schools

No

Training time at IOE

Primary 60 days, Secondary 43 days

Training time in classroom

120 days

Stages available

Primary

Secondary

Other routes are available, see our employment-based routes for more information.

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