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Getting school experience

Getting school experience

male trainee teacher in the classroom

Getting some classroom experience can help you to decide whether teaching is right for you.

We will consider your application if you do not have school experience, but experience will strengthen your application and prepare you for potential interviews.

We can help you gain school experience. We work with over 500 schools in the region and can help you find an opportunity.

During your placement you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • talk to teachers about day-to-day school life
  • observe teaching and pastoral work
  • watch a range of lessons and age groups being taught

All of this will give you valuable insight and a great focus point for your application and interviews.

Even after being offered a place you may benefit from some additional school experience to prepare for the start of your course. We can help you gain this experience. We work with over 500 schools in the region and will be able to help you find the right opportunity - get in touch with us via


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Taster evenings

Our PGCE taster evenings gives you the opportunity to explore our facilities, take part in teaching taster activities, and find out about student life. The upcoming dates are:

  • 8 May 2018, 5pm - 7pm

These events are designed for those considering applying for the course, rather than those who have already applied. To request a place email or complete this enquiry form.