About Us

Gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the skills to begin your career with an Outstanding teacher training provider (Ofsted, 2023)

Training with United Teaching

With subject specialists, dedicated mentors, and top-rated wellbeing support, we support you to make your teacher training journey one to remember.

You will gain real teaching exposure in a choice of schools, a support network, and professional qualifications so you can enter your Early Career Teacher years with confidence.

Designed to create the teachers of tomorrow and the education leaders of the future, our course brings out the best in your teaching skills quickly, professionally, and comprehensively.

Here are the highlights

  • Professional qualifications – every trainee works to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and you can also work towards a PGCE with 60 Master’s level credits 
  • Ofsted-rated Outstanding training led by schools, with sessions delivered by experts who know what works in the classroom
  • Comprehensive, personalised support from a network of mentors, leaders and colleagues

What's the difference between PGCE and QTS?

A teacher from day one

On our teacher training programme, you will be teaching with a reduced timetable from day one. You could even join your school before September to work as a teaching assistant and gain more experience.

As a valued member of the teaching team in your placement school, you’ll be empowered to lead your own classes from the start, with support from mentors, colleagues and advisers.

Top-rated support

Here, teacher training is a path to a rewarding career. We ensure that you have tailored application and recruitment guidance during your training year, supporting you to move successfully to the next stage of your career after you have gained your QTS with us.

A significant portion of our trainees find employment opportunities within our network of schools.

You’ll also receive invaluable hints and tips on submitting strong applications, how to write a CV, how to present yourself at interviews and how to prepare for transition between roles.

We support you every step of the way.

Outstanding teacher training

United Teaching is an Ofsted-rated Outstanding teacher training programme. With us, you can achieve Qualified Teacher Status, an optional PGCE and become a teacher in just 12 months.

Paddington Academy, our Head Office, holds the Platinum Award for staff development and training. We’re also supported by our Northern Hub school Manchester Academy, with Langford Primary leading our Primary training.

United Teaching is part of United Learning. We share the vision of providing an excellent education to all pupils, regardless of their background, to bring out the best in each and every one.

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