Initial teacher training

Initial teacher training

Approved by the Department for Education (DfE), our Initial Teacher Training course for teaching in England (PGCE with QTS) is available nationwide. You can either be salaried and employed by a school or be a full-time student.

For both routes, all but six days of the course is spent in schools. This allows you to study ‘on-the-job’ in a location that suits you. Our close relationships with schools across the country enable this. The courses are flexible, in that you can start in September, January or April, and are available as full-time or part-time study, so that they can fit around your personal or professional circumstances

Our Initial Teacher Training courses are available at primary level and in all subjects at secondary.  They are delivered through a combination of online study, personal tutoring, classroom teaching and in-school mentoring.

They also carry 60 master’s credits, which can count towards gaining a full master’s degree in Education with us. If you are in England we can help you to access the range of scholarships and bursaries available to train to teach.  

Why choose us?


Learn your craft on the job in a location that suits you


Multiple start dates with full-time and part-time routes


Competitive fees to help you train to teach

Our courses

Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status
Teach in state-maintained or independent schools in England
PGCE (for International Schools)
PGCE (for Independent Schools)
Teach in international schools
Teach in independent schools in the UK
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
MA in Educational Leadership Master's course (online or blended) for current or aspiring senior leaders
MA in Educational Leadership Senior Leader Apprenticeship (Schools & Colleges

Teacher training

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

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