We are renowned as a centre for excellence in teacher education We are renowned as a centre for excellence in teacher education

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning is one of the top teacher training institutions in England.  Our PGCE Primary and Secondary Teacher Training Programmes have been developed in close partnership with schools across Norfolk and Suffolk and are offered through our university-led or School Direct routes. We will prepare you with the academic, professional and personal skills and competencies needed to enable you to achieve the best from your future pupils.

Teaching offers you a rewarding career

Teaching is creative and invigorating. It is a fast moving profession which is varied and offers many opportunities to work in different contexts with excellent opportunities for career progression. We welcome applications from recent graduates and also from those considering a career change.

Gaining School Experience

If you are an undergraduate student at UEA you can apply for A Glimpse of Teaching to gain school experience.

The Department for Education (DfE) has a School Experience Programme (SEP) to help you to decide whether teaching is right for you – it could also strengthen your application.

The DfE website also provides information on how to arrange school experience independently. 

Quality Assurance

We have a reputation for excellence in Initial Teacher Education and have over 30 years of experience in training teachers. Our Primary and Secondary PGCE programmes in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning have consistently received endorsement from OfSTED inspectors for the high standard of our courses. Our Lead School partners for School Direct have all been rated Good and Outstanding by OfSTED.

PGCE Primary



Key Contacts and Useful Links



PGCE Secondary



Teacher Training Open Days and Events



School Direct



School Partnership