PGCE Open Days and Events

Throughout the year, the University of East Anglia will host teacher training open days and events to help you find out how you can train to teach in the Primary or Secondary school age ranges. 

Our events give you information about university-led and School Direct routes offered by UEA.

Anyone thinking about a career in teaching is welcome to attend - from those making a tentative initial enquiry to those who have already made their decision and are on the verge of making their application.

Our next PGCE open events will be held in-person, at UEA’s campus in Norwich on the following dates:

We actively encourage you to contact our PGCE Admissions Team with any queries you may have about your teacher training options, your application, or how to apply. Email edu.pgce.admiss@uea.ac.uk or call 01603 592855.

What happens at UEA PGCE Teacher Training events?

You will have the opportunity to find out more specifically about UEA's 38-week, full-time, PGCE teacher training courses, and how you will be supported by our specialist tutors who are both academics and experienced teachers. Both university-led and School Direct courses lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s level credits. Alongside having the opportunity to talk with UEA PGCE tutors, members of UEA's PGCE admissions team will also be available to offer advice on all admissions related questions.

Gaining School Experience

If you are an undergraduate student at UEA, you can apply for a digital school experience via our A Glimpse of Teaching programme and/or the IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme. 

The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme pairs a university student or an individual who has graduated within the past 2 years with one of IntoUniversity’s young people (aged 10-17) giving them the opportunity to receive tailored, one-to-one support for their academic attainment, social skills and future planning. Find out more about what IntoUniversity does and how to apply to be a Mentor