Our teacher training programmes
We offer teacher training programmes for three age ranges.
Early Years (3-7 year olds)
PGCE and School Direct only
You will learn all the knowledge required to teach of PGCE General Primary but with a specialist pathway in lower primary, so that you can hone your pedagogy in this area to become an expert member of staff in school, skilled at developing effective teaching and learning in this age group.
You’ll learn through theory and plenty of first-hand experience how to work within the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage framework and confidently devise and deliver interesting lessons to engage young minds across a broad spectrum of subjects in primary school.
PGCE Lower Primary with QTS (3-7 year olds)
Primary (3-11 year olds)
Undergraduate, PGCE and School Direct available
We’ll prepare you for working with primary and early years children in a variety of schools and other settings and will build your confidence so you can move with ease into your first teaching post.
We offer courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate (PGCE) level. If you decide to do a PGCE, you'll also have the option of training at university or at a school through School Direct.
- You get qualified teacher status upon completion of your degree
- All tutors have a wealth of experience in teaching and have good links with local schools and educational organisations
- Highly-rated by OFSTED as a provider of successful teachers
Primary teacher training
If you're not certain you want to be a teacher, but would still like to work in the education sector, check out our non-QTS courses. BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning and BA (Hons) Education Studies are both excellent choices if you want to keep your career options open.
Secondary (11-17 year olds)
PGCE and School Direct only
You will learn how to teach your subject effectively, enthusiastically and successfully - from the basics of structuring and planning lessons through to developing pupils’ personal skills and confidence.
- Experience two contrasting school placements where you can put the theory you learn in lectures and seminars into real-world practice, giving you valuable work experience
- Our excellent partnerships with schools in and beyond Lancashire and Cumbria enhance your placement and job prospects
- A personal tutor will support you throughout your studies and your subject mentor will support your professional development at your placement
We offer two different routes to becoming a secondary school teacher. The first is a traditional one-year PGCE in which you'll study full-time at the university with some placements in school, and the second is through School Direct, which allows you to be based full-time in school from the beginning of your course.
Secondary teacher training