Training as a Teacher


Education is a career path with global opportunities. This means the demand for qualified teachers is also increasing, as the UK is set to require around 230,000 more teachers over the next decade. 

As part of our positive and supportive learning environment at the University of Bolton, we are committed to helping students gain the skills they need to make a difference to future generations. Our education courses have been voted first for Student Satisfaction*, so if you’re looking to train as a teacher, we can help support your career ambitions. 

We hold regular teacher training events throughout the academic year for trainee teachers and educators. Let’s explore some of our upcoming events… 

University of Bolton - Inspire Symposium Event

InSPIRE Symposium - 30 March 2023  

Are you a trainee teacher or educator? 

InSPIRE is an online journal about teaching and learning for trainee teachers and educators in the further education and skills sector. It aims to provide a platform for teachers to share their research, experiences, reflections, and placement practices that they have learnt after the first two years of their teacher training completion. 

InSPIRE’s contributors are among some of the leading thinkers in the further education and skills sector. This means that by collaborating with tutors, InSPIRE offers a platform to share, enhance, and support peers across the education sector. 

If you’re a current education student or trainee teacher and wonder what makes great teaching and learning, then register your place on Bolton University’s InSPIRE Symposium event on Thursday 30 March 2023 from 5:30pm. 

Centre of Pedagogy – 20 April 2023 

Ever wondered what makes great teaching? 

Teachers need to be celebrated for making the world a better place. If you’re an education student or a trainee teacher looking to enhance your expertise, you could benefit from our Centre of Pedagogy event. Promoting and presenting educational research to meet Bolton University’s teaching-intensive, research-informed agenda, the event aims to: 

University of Bolton - Centre of Pedagogy Event

- Provide continuing professional development opportunities for experienced teachers, former trainee teachers, education mentors and assessors, and partnership colleges in the secondary school, further education, and higher education teaching sector 

The event plans to celebrate great teaching and learning through guest speeches from: 

- Reena Bhogal-Welsh An experienced high school educational practitioner offers a unique view into high school classrooms and into the practice of experienced school teachers:  
Metacognition and sharing models of practice that have been implemented in an outstanding school’  

- Sam Jones (Editor) & Stacey Salt (Chapter Author) of the new book: ‘Great Further Education Teaching’ open up the discussion of: ‘What makes great FE teaching?’ 

- Kayte Haselgrove - Assistant Programme Leader for Post 14 Further Education and Skills Initial Teacher Education - Derby University presents practical ideas on: ‘Creating Curiosity in Teaching’   

Interested in finding out more? Register for our online event on Thursday 20 April from 5:30pm via Zoom.  

Start your Teaching Journey 

Interested in getting into teaching?  

At the University of Bolton, we believe that education transforms lives through understanding the philosophies and practices of teaching and learning. As part of the School of Education and Psychology, our courses offer a wide range of programmes from undergraduate through to doctoral level, catering for students with a passion for supporting others in their educational journeys.  

Upon completion of your studies, you will have opened the door to several career paths: 

- Primary, secondary, or special needs teacher 

- Teaching assistant or consultant  

- Education officer

- Aspiring headteacher 

- Further or higher education teacher  

Our students love the supportive and friendly environment that Bolton offers. They are more than just a number, they are an individual who deserves a positive university experience. We put our students’ needs first, and that’s why we have been voted first for Student Satisfaction for the past five years.**  

For more information on our courses, click here to see our education and teacher training subject page.  

Contact us at or call on 01204 903807 to get the answers to any questions. 

Come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe! 

*Complete University Guide – Student Satisfaction – Northwest – 2023 

**Complete University Guide – Student Satisfaction – Northwest – 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 


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