Applying for teacher training courses (ITE/ITT)
Welcome to our information pages about Initial Teacher Training (ITT) at London Metropolitan University.
London Met is a unique provider of teacher training that has built a successful, powerful partnership with high quality London schools to provide an excellent platform to develop your career as a teacher. The primary partnership was described by Ofsted in its recent report as "provid[ing] good and sometimes outstanding trainees and newly qualified teachers (NQTs), who enhance the quality of teaching and education for pupils in London."
We offer a range of PGCE subjects including PGCE School Direct places with our partner schools. Additionally if you are interested in Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) we offer a PGCE Early Childhood course. Existing teachers with sufficient experience and support in their current school may consider the Assessment Only route to QTS. Read further details on all these options below and on the linked pages.
Whichever route you choose for your PGCE qualification and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you will spend about a third of the course at the University and two-thirds on school placement. Applications and enquiries are handled by the University's Admissions Office regardless of whether you've chosen a University-led or London Met accredited School Direct route.
There is lots more information on teacher training routes on the UCAS website.
Choosing a PGCE School Direct lead school
Places for courses leading to EYTS/QTS are allocated by the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL). This means that we're required to offer our PGCE programme directly through the University and in conjunction with lead schools. If you search all London Met courses on UCAS, you can see these all listed. Regardless of whether you apply to a school accredited by London Met or directly to the University you'll be studying the same course with attendance at London Met and two placements. London Met tutors will support you on your placements, which may not necessarily be in the school to which you've applied. While attending the University you'll study with students registered with any of our providers.
Be part of the success...
Our recent Ofsted report (2016) praised London Met trainees for their "professional attributes… and their ability to manage pupils’ behaviour" as well as highlighting employment and completion rates well above the national average.
We offer an innovative, inspiring course that is delivered by knowledgeable industry professionals. This was also highlighted in the recent Ofsted report, which praised this approach and acknowledged the "inclusive, welcoming and open ethos", and said that the "culture created by leaders combined with the tailored and personalised, pastoral support that trainees receive enables them to successfully complete their training and confidently go on to gain employment."
Employment prospects are excellent with many students offered employment in their placement schools. London schools are the "international education success story of the past 10 years" (Husbands, IOE, 2014).
Join the London Met teacher training course to become a highly trained teacher who is valued and respected across the London sector and beyond.
Teacher Training application process
How to apply for teacher training courses (ITE) at London Metropolitan University
The interview process for teacher training courses at London Metropolitan University
Initial Teacher Training (ITT) subject information
The sections below indicate the routes available for our PGCE or salaried programmes. Note that National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) allocations apply, so we can only recruit when places are available. These will be indicated on the UCAS Teacher Training page.
PGCE Early Years FS/KS1 (3-7)
Our Early Childhood (Employment-based) PGCE course carries Early Years Teacher Status (non-QTS) accreditation.
PGCE Primary (5-11)
Secondary English with Media
Learn how to teach Mathematics to 11 to 16-year-olds with this accredited PGCE course.
Learn how to teach mathematics to 11 to 16-year-olds with this accredited PGCE course at London Met and our partnership schools in London.
Secondary Modern Languages
Learn to teach 11 to 16-year-olds with this accredited PGCE Secondary Modern Languages course.
This accredited PGCE Secondary Modern Languages course will train you to teach 11 to 16-year-olds.
Secondary Science with Biology
Train to teach science and biology to 11 to 16-year-olds with our accredited PGCE School Direct Secondary Biology course.
Train to teach 11 to 16-year-olds with our accredited PGCE Secondary Biology course, including placements at our partner schools in London.
Secondary Science with Chemistry
Train to teach science and chemistry to 11 to 16-year-olds with our accredited PGCE Secondary Chemistry course.
Train to teach science and chemistry to 11 to 16-year-olds with this accredited PGCE Secondary Chemistry course.
Secondary Science with Physics
Train to teach 11 to 16-year-olds with our accredited PGCE Secondary Science and Physics course.
Train to teach 11 to 16-year-olds with our accredited PGCE Secondary Science with Physics course.
Alternative pathways to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Our Assessment Only (AO) route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is aimed at those already teaching in a school or children's centre.
Our School Direct partner schools
Initial Teacher Training staff
Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education