Teacher training course awarded additional places

An additional 11 places, a rise of 25 per cent, have been awarded to the Primary PGCE course at London Met.

Date: 30 May 2017

The National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has allocated an additional 11 places, a rise of 25 per cent, to London Metropolitan University’s Primary PGCE course.

The NCTL review all teacher training courses in England annually and respond to bids to allocate extra places. London Met is one of the universities which has been successful.

“I am delighted with NCTL’s recognition of our excellent outcomes in terms of student retention and employment,” said Neil Hillman, Head of Teacher Education at London Met.

“It underlines the fact that we are recognised as a being a major provider of teachers in the London region. Schools regularly contact us asking if we have any qualified but as yet unemployed teachers because they prefer to employ a teacher who has trained at London Met.”

The course seeks to train people who want to teach specifically in London, addressing the teacher shortage crisis in the capital.

“The course is tailored to meet the needs of teachers who want to teach in London,” Neil explained.

NCTL review teacher training recruitment nationally and allocate extra places as a way to address the teacher shortage crisis.

Last year, it was revealed that graduate employment for teacher training was above the national average.

The Primary PGCE course is currently recruiting 53 students. Find out how to apply on the London Met website.