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Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes

There is no better place to start your journey as a teaching than with an 'Outstanding' provider (Ofsted, 2019) like the Institute of Education at St Mary's University.

We celebrate the variety of routes into teaching that are on offer nowadays and this is the reason we offer a range of flexible pathways that can help you achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in a way that suits you.

You can find out more about our teacher training programmes at one of our regular Open Days and Evenings.

Early years? Primary? Secondary? There is something for everyone at St Mary’s University Institute of Education!

All St Mary's teacher training programmes

Early Years Education FdA

A work-based foundation degree for anyone currently working with children or young people.

Early Years Education (Work-Based Route) BA (Hons)

A top-up year for the foundation degree in Early Years Education, allowing you to gain a Bachelor's degree.

Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons)

A three-year undergraduate degree that leads to the award of qualified teacher status.

Primary Education with QTS (with a Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

Undertake a one-year foundation programme that will prepare you for degree-level study before moving on to the three-year undergraduate degree in Primary Education with QTS.

Primary PGCE

A one-year teacher training programme for anyone who has already completed an undergradaute degree.

Primary PGCE (PE Specialism)

A sister programme to the main Primary PGCE, but allowing students to specialise in physical education.

Education in Context FdA

A work-based foundation degree for anyone currently working with children or young people.

Primary Education (Work-Based Route) BA (Hons)

A top-up year for the foundation degree in Education in Context, allowing you to gain a Bachelor's degree.

Primary Education with QTS (Work-Based Route) BA (Hons)

A two-year top-up to the foundation degree in Education in Context, allowing you to gain a Bachelor's degree and qualified teacher status.

School Direct

A school-led route to qualified teacher status, offering both salaried and tuition fee pathways.

Assessment-Only QTS

For experienced teachers who already have a degree, allowing them to achieve qualified teacher status without further training.

Secondary PGCE

A one-year teacher training programme for anyone who has already completed an undergradaute degree. The Instiute of Education at St Mary's offers Secondary PGCE programmes for the following schoom subjects:

School Direct

A school-led route to qualified teacher status, offering both salaried and tuition fee pathways.

Assessment-Only QTS

For experienced teachers who already have a degree, allowing them to achieve qualified teacher status without further training.