University of Hull Teacher Training

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University of Hull Teacher Training

University of Hull Teacher Training

Initial Teacher Training

Last updated on 1/20/2017 Print this page

Sign up now for the NQT Conference 2017

This annual NQT conference is designed to support newly qualified teachers during their NQT year and attracts  former teacher trainees of the University of Hull and many who have trained elsewhere and are now working in the region.

The conference is free to all NQTs.  To register you interest please email or use the link below. Find out more.

Our shared vision

An outstanding partnership for outstanding learner outcomes: working together to develop and support confident, creative, knowledgeable and reflective teachers

Meet our trainees and graduates

You’ll find feedback from our trainees and graduates on many of the phase and subject pages focusing on initial teacher training.

Routes into teaching – click here to find out more about your options.

Our courses

The University of Hull offers a range of teacher training routes in Early Years, Primary and Secondary plus Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses to help you to prepare for some secondary PGCE subjects. Take a look at our course options below.

Course Level Full or Part Time
BA (Hons) Primary Teaching with Foundation Year UG Full time, 4 years
BA (Hons) Primary Teaching UG Full time, 3 years
BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching Primary Education with QTS UG Part time, 18 months
PGCE School Direct

Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1: Salaried or Training route

Primary: Salaried or Training route

Secondary in a range of subjects: Salaried or Training route

PG Full time, 1 year
Primary PGCE (3 – 7 years) PG Full time, 1 year
Primary PGCE (5 – 11 years) PG Full time, 1 year
Secondary PGCE PG Full time, 1 year
Mathematics PGCE PG Full time, 1 year
Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) PGCE PG Full time, 1 year
Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish) PGCE PG Full time, 1 year
English PGCE PG Full time, 1 year
History PGCE PG Full time, 1 year
Geography PGCE PG Full time, 1 year
Post 16 Teacher Training Options

Certificate in Education



PG Full time, in service or pre service options
SCITT Options PG Full time, 1 year with a range of central and north of England providers

The ‘Assessment Only’ route

If you are an experienced teacher with a degree, you can apply for a place on the Assessment Only (AO) route to qualified teacher status (QTS). Please contact the Teacher Education team for further advice on

The AO route allows you to demonstrate that you already meet all of the standards for QTS, without the need for any further training. You will need to present detailed evidence, and your teaching will be assessed in a school by an accredited and approved provider. The University of Hull is accredited and approved to offer this option. You must also take the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before you can be accepted onto the route.

Our teaching and learning

Research-led learning and teaching at the University of Hull is predicated on meaningful talk and dialogic learning. Teaching sessions provide opportunities for students to lead learning with authentic situations and critical incidents. Enquiry-based cooperative work builds a community of learners who work with our partnership schools to develop the skills to become outstanding teachers.

A word from one of our school partners

‘Tollbar MAT works exclusively with the University of Hull for all its School Direct needs. The relationship is built around regular communication and a recognition of the need for flexibility where necessary in the programme. We are so pleased with the University that we have now expanded provision to include a Primary programme.

Vice Principal, Tollbar Academy, Grimsby.

Feedback from a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) partner

My thanks to the University of Hull staff for all their support this year.  The University has been everything we hoped for and more. We are delighted that all of our trainees have passed all of their assignments and many at a very high level. Evidence to date suggests that the addition of the PGCE has made a significant difference to our trainees and we hope that the ‘added-value’ carries forward with them into and beyond their NQT year.

Mary Alice Lloyd – The George Spencer Academy, Nottingham.