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Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Postgraduate
Are you looking to retrain as a teacher with a PGCE course? Our PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ programme allows you to turn your passion into your specialist teaching subject for people aged 14 and over. With this nationally-recognised master’s level degree, you can access a range of opportunities, not only in schools and higher education, but also in work-based learning and pre-employment training roles.
The University of Bolton is one of the best places to study if you are an aspiring teacher looking to reskill or retrain. Here are just some of the reasons why so many students choose us:
With years of experience within our faculty, and as one of the biggest centres of teacher education in the UK, we are well equipped to get trainee teachers ready for the workplace. When you enrol with us, you will join our community of future educators, giving you a great opportunity to network and build meaningful connections.
There’s a very high rate of employment with University of Bolton graduates. This is because our tutors will help you stay career-focused during your PGCE teacher training, mentoring you through the course to ensure you enjoy maximum professional development. Once you complete the degree, our dedicated Employability Team will work with you to put you on the right path to success, and hopefully secure you a job in your chosen sector.
As well as ranking in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), we’re also No.2 in the UK for Teaching Quality in Education Courses (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
Furthermore, we’ve been listed in the Top 50 UK Universities in The Guardian University League Tables 2021. We provide a positive and friendly environment for teachers in training, and we offer one-to-one mentorship to ensure students get the support they need to reach their potential.
We are a great place of study for PGCE teacher training students, but don’t just take our word for it. Just ask our students! They’ve voted us No.1 in the North West and No.3 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Education Courses (Complete University Guide 2021), and our student services team has been given the Customer Service Excellence Award for delivering outstanding student support.
To find out about teacher retraining at the University of Bolton, visit our PGCE M 14+ course page.