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 Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA). 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. 


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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.

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) subject information

The sections below indicate the routes available for our PGCE or salaried programmes. Note that Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) allocations apply, so we can only recruit when places are available. These will be indicated on the UCAS Teacher Training page.

Secondary English with Media


PGCE Secondary Citizenship


PGCE Secondary Music


PGCE Secondary Physical Education


Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses