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The National School of Education and Teaching

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We believe that trust in the teaching sector, and its profile, are impacted by the quality of teachers’ initial training and their continuing professional development.

A respected and highly regarded education sector is underpinned by training, which is relevant to teaching today, continuous, of the highest quality, resourced sensibly and led by expert teachers. Our aim is to set the standard in teacher training, in the UK and globally, and in doing so, raise the profile of teaching and education around the world. 

We are accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) in England to recommend the award of Qualified Teacher Status, and Postgraduate Initial Teacher Training forms a core part of our offer. The course is:

Distinct and available nationwide: all but a week of the course is spent in schools, which allows students to study and train in a location suitable for them. 

Flexible:  students can be full-time on placement in schools or employed/salaried in schools. The course is also available part-time and has multiple start-dates throughout the year.

Appealing for schools: a school’s apprenticeship levy can fund course fees for the employed/salaried route.  We can also help schools recruit for their teaching vacancies.

Read more about our principles for Initial Teacher Training.

For prospective students and school partners, more details on all of our courses and training are available below. If you would like any additional information, or have any questions, please get in touch with us and we will happily help.

If your school would be interested in offering placements to students studying a PGCE course with us, get in touch. We are also keen to hear from SCITTs, School Direct Partnerships and Teaching School Alliances, as we have designed a PGCE which caters for your needs.

Our courses

Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status
Teach in state-maintained or independent schools in England.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Teach in international schools or independent schools.
Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship Use your school’s apprenticeship levy to pay for training.
Assessment-Only Route To QTS Fast-track to professional accreditation for experienced teachers.

Spotlight on:

Teacher training

Find out more about the training offered at the National School of Education and Teaching. 

We offer innovative postgraduate degrees and highly effective ongoing training in teaching and school leadership. 

Coventry has been ranked top 15 in the UK for 5 years running – The Guardian University Guide 2016-2020
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021