Routes into Teaching
If you are passionate about teaching, a Bristol school is a great opportunity to test yourself, develop and grow. All Bristol schools share a commitment to nurturing talent and work with various training and educational providers to offer a variety of different routes into teaching.
From studying at university, to school-based routes such as School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), School Direct and Teach First, there are many courses and programmes available to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
NQTs and PGCE
Bristol is home to two world class universities – the University of Bristol (UOB) and the University of the West of England (UWE). Both universities offer bespoke courses and programmes for becoming a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) through the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
The universities aim to produce teachers who are creative, resourceful, reflective and professionally grounded. They provide teachers with the skills to succeed in contemporary classrooms and the capacity to innovate and lead when circumstances change. They develop teachers to become inspiring and outstanding subject practitioners in a wide range of schools and prepare them for leadership roles in the future.