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School Based PGCE for Applicants

Explore Our PGCE School Based Pathway

Get hands on experience when you train on a PGCE (School Based) course!

The University of Cumbria is one of the country’s leading providers of teacher education. We continue to value and support school involvement in teacher training. Through working in partnership with lead schools, we can currently offer several routes across a wide geographical footprint. With partnerships nationwide, we provide hundreds of teacher training places in primary and secondary schools. Find out more.

On our PGCE School Based course, your training will be delivered by both University of Cumbria tutors and experienced teachers from your school based delivery partners. With the practitioner and academic expertise of the university and school staff at your disposal, you become an outstanding, critically reflective teacher in just 9 months!

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Why choose a PGCE (School Based) course at Cumbria?

Get hands on experience in one of our school partnerships across the North of England, boosting your employability whilst you train.

Our PGCE (School Based) places are offered based on a school's assessment of future employment needs, meaning that you may be considered for a vacancy within your partnership after your training.

Benefit from the support of experienced school mentors and expert university tutors.

Put theory into practice from the start of your course, with in-school placements as the foundation of your learning.

OFSTED 'Good' provider of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for both Primary and Secondary phases.

97% of graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (HESA, 2023).

Why choose a PGCE (School Based) course at Cumbria?
A map of partnership regions.

Delivery Partner Schools in the UK

The University of Cumbria is partnered with a wide selection of schools across the North, from the heart of Cumbria to Manchester and Merseyside. Our wide-spanning PGCE (School Based) region encompasses both our Carlisle Fusehill Street and Lancaster Campuses, so your placement school is never far from your on-campus learning hub. Take a look at our delivery partners below:

Frequently Asked Questions

The PGCE (School Based) programmes provide a unique PGCE experience, and it does differ from a traditional Postgraduate Teacher Training course in some ways. Learn more below.

How do the PGCE (School Based) Programmes Differ From A Typical PGCE (Campus Based)?

Which PGCE (School Based) Routes are Available at the University of Cumbria?

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