Teacher Training - Initial Teacher Education

What is special about us?

The School of Education at University of Hertfordshire offers:

  • strong ongoing partnerships with local schools
  • excellent support throughout your teacher-training
  • outstanding levels of employment to a first teaching post.

University of Hertfordshire is a leading regional provider of teacher training with a long-standing history of working in partnership to support Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

We are recognised among the top 25% of providers by the Department for Education (DfE). We have been consistently rated good (Ofsted 2005-6, 2010-11, 2013-14) in our Ofsted inspections and have been recognised in the Guardian and Times league tables.

Graduate employability is amongst the highest in the country; many of our student teachers secure employment in our Partnership Schools. We work with over 300 schools across Herts, Beds, Bucks, and Cambs.

There are different routes into teaching, the following information will help you consider which route best meets your needs and career aspirations:

Bachelor of Education (BEd) Primary with QTS 
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) PrimaryPostgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary
School Direct routesSchool Direct routes
Assessment Only routeAssessment Only route

Interview Days for University based programmes

For teacher training courses the School of Education interviews those applicants that are being considered for the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

These are selection interviews and take place at regular intervals. It is important that if invited to interview that you let the admissions team know whether you will be attending.

Your letter of invitation will tell you what we are looking for in our applicants and will give you details about what to expect on the day.