Secondary Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

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As a trainee teacher, you will be joining a modern and well-regarded programme to train to teach across the 11-16 age range and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Why train to teach with us?

  • Active, practical and placement-based learning with a high level of support from tutors and partners in our diverse network of 250 educational settings. 
  • Research-based learning that encourages critical and reflective thinking and continuous growth as a teaching professional. Read about Veronika's student story.
  • Engaged, passionate and creative tutors who are grounded in current teaching practice and the latest research.
  • Learn innovative methods such as outdoor classrooms and cross-curriculum working between subjects to create a unique and mind-opening experience for students.
  • The chance to study and reflect with other trainees and be part of an invaluable network of peer support.
  • State-of-the-art facilities including IT skills development and technical support for your subject area and classroom practice. 
  • Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses to help you build on your current subject knowledge.

Secondary PGCE courses


We are proudly rated as 'good' across primary and secondary education training. Read about our key strengths according to our Ofsted report below:

  • “UWE Bristol trainees and NQTs make positive contributions to the life of the school.”
  •  “Teacher training at UWE Bristol provides a wealth of resources and practical advice, which trainees use imaginatively to engage the interest of their pupils.”
  • “UWE Bristol students’ commitment, enthusiasm, and high levels of professionalism, motivates them to become good-quality teachers.”
  • “UWE Bristol is well regarded by head teachers.”
  • “UWE Bristol-based training makes strong connections between subjects, through a variety of ways including the curriculum days.”
  • “All leaders and managers across the partnership are fully committed to improving the education and life chances of pupils in our schools.”

Enquire now

Enquire online for more information about our Secondary and Post-Compulsory Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

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