When you take the UEA PGCE, you'll benefit from our partnerships, communities, resources and long-term support.


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At UEA, we are committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion in the Teaching Profession to reflect the dynamic and diverse nature of UK society, and to offer positive role models for all school students. We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and life circumstances, including minority ethnic backgrounds and those with disabilities. We also welcome and encourage applicants with other protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Our campus and resources

Benefit from access to the full range of resources and support from our campus and community. We have the resources to support your professional studies, health and wellbeing.

Transform lives

Our work with schools, multi-academy trusts and other partners in education includes a focus on making a difference to the lives of children and young people who are disadvantaged in the education system. Working with our partners we help our PGCE trainees to understand educational inequality and how to contribute to positive, lasting change within and beyond our region.

Learn from a wide range of partners

We draw on expertise from across our partnership to offer our trainees a rich and rewarding range of learning opportunities throughout the PGCE within and beyond UEA. Our trainees benefit from working with our partners in different educational contexts, including museums, field study centres, places of worship and theatres.

A diverse professional learning community

We recruit from a wide range of backgrounds and prior experience so that our trainee teachers can learn with and from each other.

Our cohorts regularly include some career changers, parents and those with varied work and life experience. This diversity enriches professional learning and facilitates the development of supportive friendships and working relationships, during and beyond the PGCE programme.

Our commitment to your career

We are committed to supporting you beyond your training year. We work closely with schools, academies and Early Career Teacher (ECT) induction bodies to provide support and training opportunities during your ECT year.

After graduating you can continue to develop your career via our Master’s and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes. Our popular MOOC - Professional Development for Early Career Teachers - is designed to help newly-qualified teachers improve their teaching skills and manage workload.

Be part of a research community

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning is internationally recognised for the quality of its educational research.