Canterbury Christ Church University Teaching

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Canterbury Christ Church University Teaching

The Faculty of Education is recognised as a centre of excellence for teacher education and development and is actively helping to shape education practice regionally and nationally, through its research and teaching. Our initial teacher education (ITE) programmes are considered to be among the best in the country. We have a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate routes into teaching available leading to qualified teacher status (QTS), qualified teacher learning and skills status (QTLS) and early years teacher status (EYTS).

Undergraduate EARLY YEARS initial teacher training 

Discover our specialist course designed for those seeking to work with children from birth to five years old.

Undergraduate Primary Initial Teacher Education

Our undergraduate programmes offer the opportunity to to gain an honours degree and the recommendation for QTS.

Undergraduate Secondary Initial Teacher Education

Our undergraduate programmes offer the opportunity to gain an honours degree and the recommendation for QTS.

Postgraduate Primary Initial Teacher Education

University Postgraduate courses for those wishing to teach in the primary age groups and 7-14.

Postgraduate Secondary Initial Teacher Education

University postgraduate courses for those wishing to teach in the Secondary and 14-19 age groups.

Post Compulsory Education

University and employment based courses for those interested in teaching in the lifelong learning sector.

School Direct (Primary, Secondary)

This postgraduate route into teaching is led by schools, working in close collaboration with the University to offer teacher training courses in the primary and secondary age groups.

Teach First

High-calibre postgraduates are placed in ‘national challenge’ schools to provide the educationally-disadvantaged with inspirational teaching.

PGCE Early Childhood Education with Early Years Teacher Status 

This route into teaching is an ideal course if you wish to pursue specialisation and
expertise as a teacher with children from birth to five years.