Applying for teacher training courses (ITE/ITT)

Welcome to our information pages about Initial Teacher Training 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 courses including PGCE School Direct places with our partner schools.

In this admissions cycle, for entry to all PGCE courses in September 2017, applications are very competitive. Due to changes in the recruitment process, it is important we process your application quickly, including your attendance to interview where suitable. If you're interested in a place, please apply through UCAS as soon as possible. We're keen to fully consider all of the students who apply.

Once we receive your application we'll email you confirmation. At present we're likely to confirm if you're shortlisted to interview within a further five working days. This will be communicated to you by email – so do monitor your spam/junk folder. You will be asked to visit our booking pages and select a suitable date that you can attend the interview. Find out more on our interview process page.

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.

You can find a full list of our teacher training courses and the subject areas that we offer below. These pages will provide you with further information on the application process and what to expect when studying these courses with us.

Choosing a PGCE School Direct lead school

Places for courses leading to QTS are allocated by the NCTL. This means that we're required to offer our PGCE programme directly through the University and in conjunction with lead schools. If you've searched all London Met courses on UCAS you will see all of these 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. 

We may on occasion (due to allocation restrictions) ask that you resubmit your application for an alternative route with another provider accredited by London Met. Uniquely with London Met, this should not affect you in any way with the delivery of the course. 

Watch an introduction to teacher training on UCAS.


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

The application process

How to apply for teacher training courses (ITE) at London Metropolitan University

The interview process

The interview process for teacher training courses at London Metropolitan University

Your next steps: information for offer holders

Information for offer holders for teacher training courses (ITE) at London Metropolitan University

ITT Subject Information

The sections below indicate the routes available for our PGCE or salaried programmes. Note that NCTL allocations apply so we can only recruit when places are available. More information about the routes is available on our Applying page.

PGCE Early Years FS/KS1 (3-7)

PGCE Early Years (3 - 7) (Aylward Academy) - PGCE

Train to teach three to seven-year-olds with our accredited PGCE Early Years course, including placements at schools in London.

PGCE Early Years (3 - 7) (Cardinal Pole) - PGCE

Train to teach three to seven-year-olds with this accredited PGCE Early Years course at with London Metropolitan University.

PGCE Early Years (3 - 7) (Princess May) - PGCE

Learn to teach three to seven-year-olds with this accredited PGCE Early Years course.

PGCE Early Years (3 - 7) - PGCE

Study this accredited PGCE Early Years course and to become a qualified teacher of three to seven-year-olds.

PGCE Primary (5-11)

PGCE Primary (5 - 11) (Aylward Academy) - PGCE

Learn to teach five to 11-year-olds with this accredited PGCE Primary (5-11) course.

PGCE Primary (5 - 11) (Cardinal Pole) - PGCE

Learn to teach five to 11-year-olds with this accredited PGCE Primary course.

PGCE Primary (5 - 11) (Princess May) - PGCE

Learn to teach five to 11-year-olds on this accredited PGCE Primary course.

PGCE Primary (5-11) - PGCE

Learn to teach five to 11-year-olds in urban and multicultural schools with this accredited PGCE course.

PGCE Primary (Viridis) - PGCE

Learn to teach five to 11-year-olds with this accredited PGCE Primary course.

Secondary English with Media

PGCE Secondary English with Media (Cardinal Pole) - PGCE

Our accredited PGCE Secondary English with Media course is offered in conjunction with the English and Media Centre.

Secondary Mathematics

PGCE Secondary Mathematics (Aylward Academy) - PGCE

Learn how to teach Mathematics to 11 to 16-year-olds with this accredited PGCE course.

PGCE Secondary Mathematics (Cardinal Pole) - PGCE

Train to teach 11 to 16-years-olds on our accredited PGCE Secondary Mathematics course.

PGCE Secondary Mathematics - PGCE

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

PGCE Secondary Modern Languages (Aylward Academy) - PGCE

Learn to teach 11 to 16-year-olds with this accredited PGCE Secondary Modern Languages course.

PGCE Secondary Modern Languages (Cardinal Pole) - PGCE

Learn to teach 11 to 16-year-olds with this accredited PGCE Secondary Modern Languages course.

PGCE Secondary Modern Languages - PGCE

This accredited PGCE Secondary Modern Languages course will train you to teach 11 to 16-year-olds.

Secondary Science with Biology

PGCE Secondary Science with Biology (Aylward Academy) - PGCE

Train to teach science and biology to 11 to 16-year-olds with our accredited PGCE School Direct Secondary Biology course.

PGCE Secondary Science with Biology (Cardinal Pole) - PGCE

Train to teach 11 to 16-year-olds with this NCTL-accredited PGCE Secondary Biology course and its placements at London schools.

PGCE Secondary Science with Biology - PGCE

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

PGCE Secondary Science with Chemistry (Aylward Academy) - PGCE

Train to teach science and chemistry to 11 to 16-year-olds with our accredited PGCE Secondary Chemistry course.

PGCE Secondary Science with Chemistry (Cardinal Pole) - PGCE

Train to teach science and chemistry to 11 to 16-year-olds with our NCTL-accredited PGCE Secondary Chemistry course.

PGCE Secondary Science with Chemistry - PGCE

Train to teach science and chemistry to 11 to 16-year-olds with this accredited PGCE Secondary Chemistry course.

Secondary Science with Physics

PGCE Secondary Science with Physics (Cardinal Pole) - PGCE

Train to teach 11 to 16-year-olds with our accredited PGCE Secondary Science and Physics course.

PGCE Secondary Science with Physics - PGCE

Train to teach 11 to 16-year-olds with our accredited PGCE Secondary Science with Physics course.

Train for QTS with your current employing school or in a Salaried School Direct position.

Assessment Only (AO) route to qualified teacher status - QTS - QTS

Our Assessment Only (AO) route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is aimed at those already teaching in a school or children's centre.

QTS Only School Direct (Salaried) Early Years (3 - 7) (Cardinal Pole) - PGCE

This School Direct course includes working with three to seven-year-olds and paid training as you work towards Qualified Teacher Status.

QTS Only School Direct (Salaried) Primary (5 - 11) (Cardinal Pole) - PGCE

This School Direct course involves working with five to 11-year-olds, offers you paid training schools and leads to Qualified Teacher Status.

QTS Only School Direct (Salaried) Secondary Modern Languages (Cardinal Pole) - QTS

Our QTS Only School Direct (Salaried) Secondary Modern Languages (Cardinal Pole) course leads to Qualified Teacher Status.

Our School Direct partner schools

Initial Teacher Training staff

PGCE Secondary Citizenship

PGCE Secondary Music

PGCE Secondary Physical Education

Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses