Learn from leading experts

A PGCE at UEA will not only allow you to gain QTS (qualified teachers status) but also provides a solid foundation for the rest of your teaching career. 

You'll benefit from the expertise drawn from across our educational community, learning from leading experts and being supported by tutors who are both academics and experienced teachers. 

They will prepare you for teaching in a wide variety of schools and support you in developing your own identity as a teacher.

A broad range of placement opportunities

With us, you can choose to study for your PGCE through either our university-led or School Direct routes.

Our extensive partnerships include more than 160 schools, mainly across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Our partner schools cover a wide geographical area, from inner city to rural settings, enabling us to offer you a broad range of placement opportunities.


90 Master’s credits

Your Master’s level assignments are directly related to your classroom experience, so you will learn to use theory and research to continually improve your teaching. Assignments are designed to help you to become a knowledgeable, skilled and reflective teacher.

Both university-led and School Direct trainees complete the PGCE with 90 Master’s level credits. When you have completed your PGCE, there are a range of ways in which you can build on your Master’s credits.

We offer the opportunity to continue your studies, by completing an MA in Educational Practice and Research on a part-time basis.

There are some important choices to make before you embark on teacher training. Do your research to make an informed decision about your route into teaching.