University of Bristol PGCE

Since 2018 GITEP SCITT has been working in partnership with the University of Bristol to provide the academic PGCE part of our training programme. We are delighted to be working with a university with an international reputation for educational research. The University of Bristol’s School of Education is ranked in the top 5 nationally (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and among the top 50 in the world (2017 QS World Rankings). 

We are proud to be the only SCITT working with the University of Bristol. This partnership brings together two outstanding providers of initial teacher training and our large partnership of schools, 10 of them also graded outstanding, creating an initial teacher training programme of real quality. Both GITEP and the University of Bristol focus only on secondary teacher training.

GITEP SCITT trainees will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status and assessed against the Teachers’ Standards by GITEP SCITT. They will also receive a PGCE, with 60 Master’s credits, from the University of Bristol.  

PGCE awarded by the University of BristolUniversity staff will attend professional studies sessions in Cheltenham or Gloucester to give some input for assignments and provide guidance on research methods. In addition, trainees are registered as students with the University, giving them access to the University’s extensive education library and the full range of student services. Alongside their school-based training trainees complete three assignments, supported by school-based training managers and subject leaders. Each assignment is worth 20 Master’s credits. The assignments are assessed by University staff.


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