Training to Teach in Exeter – The University

Training to Teach in Exeter – The University

There is so much to consider when you’re deciding which university is the best place to do a PGCE course. Whether you’ve just finished your degree, or you’ve recently been in work, a good teacher training course can put you on track for a long and rewarding career in education.  This is exactly what we offer student teachers at the University of Exeter.


What is the course like?

Academically speaking, our PGCE course is one of the best around. We were ranked 3rd in the country by Good Teacher Training Guide 2017, and OFSTED have recognised our course as ‘Outstanding’ on numerous assessments.

This is not a coincidence.

We’ve crafted a course with research-led teaching by leaders from across the educational sector. Our teaching staff have hands-on classroom experience as well as being at the forefront of the latest ideas, research, and government policies. Furthermore, we ensure that our students are well supported throughout their studies, school placements, and into their NQT year. With 93 percent of trainees who were awarded QTS in 2015/16 gaining posts within six months of completion, the results are clear.


What is Exeter University like?

St Luke’s campus was originally built as a Church of England teacher training college in the 1800s and the site has been home to the University of Exeter’s School of Education for almost 40 years.  Though stunning examples of the Victorian architecture remain, the state of the art seminar rooms and lecture theatres, IT facilities, and recently refurbished library are decidedly 21st century.

During your PGCE year, you’ll share the campus with other students from the Graduate School of Education, as well as meeting those on the University of Exeter Medical School and School of Sport and Health Sciences courses. And when you’re not hitting the books, the on-site indoor heated swimming pool, sports hall, and fitness studio are available to keep you fit and refreshed.

As a University of Exeter PGCE student, you are invited to participate in all things in the University of Exeter experience, including getting involved with events, societies, Student Guild activities and sports facilities on the main Streatham Campus, located just over a mile away.


Want to find out more? We’d love to hear from you.

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