Education at The University of Bolton is in the top ten in the UK For teaching quality. We offer a huge range of Education & Teacher Training courses. Whether you’re planning to become a teacher, already teaching and want to specialise, or interested in the principles of education itself, you’ll find the course you need to advance your career.
The University of Bolton is a well-established centre of education and training. As well as offering undergraduate degrees in education and learning, we also provide the next step in professional development for teachers, managers and support professionals.
There are a wide range of Education programmes at Bolton including initial teacher education and preparation programmes for the Professional, Further, Higher and Skills sectors, vocationally focused CPD programmes, a full BA (Hons) and Masters or Doctorate programmes.
We are a diverse team of highly experienced, professionally and academically qualified staff and we look forward to welcoming you to our School. We’re very proud of the recognition we’ve received for our excellent Education & Teacher Training.
Education at the University of Bolton is in the top ten in the UK for teaching quality, according to the Times Good University Guide 2017. Our Initial Teacher Education was also classed as ‘good’ in the latest Ofsted inspection.
Further education initial teacher education
Mathematics and English programmes – April 2018
DfE have announced the bursary allocations for 2018/19 for English and maths programmes.
Bursaries are only for those trainees taking a specialist teaching qualification for either mathematics or English. Designed to equip trainees with the knowledge, pedagogy and confidence to teach English, mathematics and numeracy from basic level through to GCSE and level 3.
Trainees on generic programmes may also be entitled to bursaries if they follow a specialist pathway through the optional units.
To teach mathematics, trainees should ideally have a mathematics degree; or a joint degree with mathematics; or a degree like physics or engineering, where the mathematics element is significant. Other degrees can be considered, subject to the training provider’s judgement that the applicant has the necessary underpinning knowledge, skills and capacity to teach mathematics to trainees from basic to GCSE and up to level 3.
To teach English, trainees should have an English degree, or another degree with a significant English or linguistics component. Other degrees can be considered subject to the training provider’s judgement that the applicant has the necessary underpinning knowledge, skills and capacity to teach English to trainees from basic to GCSE level and up to level 3.
Mathematics ITE will attract a bursary of £25,000 if the trainee has a lower 2nd class degree or above (or equivalent).
English ITE will attract a bursary of £15,000 if the trainee has an upper 2nd class degree or above (or equivalent).
Doctorates and master’s degrees will attract the same bursary award as those with a qualifying undergraduate degree.
Full details regarding the bursaries is available at:
Trainees will apply for their bursaries after they have enrolled and started the ITE course.
Teaching Intensive, Research Informed
The School of Education & Psychology is home to all Education & Teacher Training courses and activity at the University of Bolton. See the School of Education and Psychology section of this website for information on staff, events, and news.
Your education at the University of Bolton is ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’. Our educational research was graded as world class in the latest Research Excellence Framework, and you may have the opportunity to be published in the University’s research student journal, Practice and Research in Education.
The Pedagogy & Education Research Centre was graded as world class in the latest Research Excellence Framework. If you would like to find out about the research opportunities offered please contact Prof David Kitchener or you can find out more about Research Degrees here.
Staff from the School of Education and Psychology are also involved in research projects conducted by the Centre for Worktown Studies.
Interested in collaborating with the University of Bolton? The School of Education and Psychology is always interested in working with other institutions and businesses. Please contact us if you would like further information on collaboration opportunities.
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