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Ofsted outstanding provider accreditationWelcome to St Mary’s University Institute of Education

St Mary’s University was founded in 1850 as a teacher training college with a charitable mission: to prepare teachers to provide education to the children of the poor. Although the university has grown over time, our commitment to providing professional development opportunities for subsequent generations of educators has not changed.

St Mary’s is a welcoming, outward-looking Catholic University and our philosophy is defined by our core values: inclusiveness, generosity of spirit, respect and excellence.

By choosing us as your professional development provider, you can expect training informed by the latest academic research, designed and delivered by experts, that puts education at the heart of our endeavours.

The Institute of Education offers a range of provision from expert practitioners, including:

  • Initial teacher education
  • Continuing professional learning and development
  • Accredited short courses
  • Postgraduate studies in education

Why not explore what is on offer for you at St Mary’s Institute of Education?

Whether you are looking to become a teacher, thinking about taking the next steps towards a management position, or a senior leader who wants to deliver results for your school, St Mary’s will support you with expert advice from experienced educators.