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The School of Education, University Of Nottingham:
The School of Education in the University of Nottingham is situated in the East Midlands, England UK. Located in The Dearing Building, it is an exciting and rewarding place to study. We are pleased to welcome students from across the UK, Europe and the world into our vibrant community. As one of the largest and most respected education departments of any UK university, we lead the way in research and teaching quality.

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Our academics are major national and international figures, in a wide variety of subject areas. As such we are proud to offer a wide range of courses from initial teacher training to the education of adults, from literacy and counselling studies to management and the use of ICT in education. We offer undergraduate degrees and a range of postgraduate qualifications including Master's degree programmes, certificates and diplomas.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose the University of Nottingham?

- ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide
- among the leading UK universities for its educational research.
- award-winning campuses
- lively multi-cultural city
- convenient access to national and international transport links


We offer four Initial Teacher Education courses:


Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - one year full-time
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - one to three years part-time, flexible
Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) one year

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (SCITT) one year full-time

BA (Hons) Degrees:
Combined Studies; Counselling; Creative and Professional Writing; Fine Art

Masters Programmes include:
Education; Special Needs; Higher Education; TESOL; Counselling Studies

We also offer Postgraduate Certificates, Diplomas and Masters level awards.

Primary Teacher Training:

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (SCITT) one year full-time
- one-year school-based course
- placement in one of a consortium of 52 schools
- QTS status
- PGCE qualification (60 credits at Masters level)
- Bursaries available

Recruitment commences September each year for the following September. Interviews are continuous until places have been filled.  Early application highly recommended.

The PGCE Primary SCITT is your chance to experience an excellent primary teacher training programme and to gain Qualified Teacher Status and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) by school centred training in some of the best primary schools in the country, working with one of the best universities in the country. This consortium of primary schools, previously recognised by HMI as nationally outstanding, together with the University of Nottingham, offer a one-year full-time programme of teacher training to individuals who have:

- a commitment to teaching as a career
- a desire to work with primary age children
- the personal and intellectual qualities needed to be an excellent primary teacher
- preferably an upper second class degree
- the confidence to be part of an innovative and prestigious programme

Secondary Teacher Training:

PGCE (Secondary): Full-time
The full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a 36-week course which prepares students to teach in secondary schools. There is a strong emphasis on practical school-based training supported by University-based seminars and lectures. Subjects you can specialise in include: English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Science, Society, Health and Development

Your time in schools will include:
- a period of 'school experience', performing a variety of tasks and observations, and beginning to teach your subject specialism
- a thirteen-week period of teaching practice during which you will teach up to two thirds of a conventional teaching load
- a 'school-based inquiry' - which is an opportunity to reflect upon and develop skills and insights gained during the course

At the University you will attend lectures and seminars addressing:
- the specifics of teaching your chosen 'main method' - that is, your subject specialism
- cross-curricular 'professional studies' including:
- school improvement and school effectiveness
- the physical, social and emotional development of pupils
- pupil behaviour
- social issues in education
- professional conduct and continuing development as a teacher

School-based placements are undertaken in our Partnership Schools

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - one to three years part-time, flexible

The flexible PGCE course is a part-time route which allows you to take up to 3 years to complete the course and will qualify you to teach mathematics, modern languages or science in secondary schools.If you have had prior experience of working in schools or relevant study you may be exempted from certain aspects of the course.

This is largely a web-based course so regular access to the internet is essential. You will be required to attend tutorials at certain points in the course and an optional twilight seminar programme is offered in the School of Education. In addition, flexible route students are invited to attend the full-time PGCE course lectures and subject method sessions if they wish to do so.

Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP).
Employment Based Initial Teacher Training (EBITT) status enables The University of Nottingham to offer a Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP).This is an employment based route to achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and is a one year programme of postgraduate training. Trainee teachers are employed, usually on a one year contract, by a school in a supernumerary capacity. You can expect to be paid a salary of about £15,100 on this route. Our motivation in putting the programme together has been to try to improve recruitment and retention in the East Midlands region, and particularly in the inner cities and former coalfields.

We offer places across four priority secondary subject areas: English; Mathematics; Languages, including community languages; Science

The underpinning principles of this programme are:
- commitment to teacher supply and retention in the area
- provision of a high quality, supernumerary training route
- flexibility to meet the diverse needs of trainee teachers and schools
- integration within the University's ITT provision

The distinctive features of this programme are:
- a strong commitment to understanding the place of the school in the local community
- a focus on pupils' perspectives on teaching and learning
- commitment to ongoing professional development of the trainees
- links to Nottingham University Samworth Academy and Samworth Church Academy
- salary whilst training
- opportunity to gain a PGCE as well as QTS
- students who have gained 60 credits from their PGCE programme may be able to obtain accreditation of prior learning (APL) for an MA in Education.

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