Teacher training

Study teacher education at a university with a long tradition of training teachers that has primary education courses rated as outstanding by Ofsted and strong links with schools.

Train to Teach at Greenwich


What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher? Work with young people? Study education? It’s not too late.

Our courses

We offer around 30 teacher education courses, including BA Hons and PGCE qualifications. At undergraduate level, you can study primary education, or a one-year lifelong learning professional certificate in education. Postgraduates can choose from a number of specialist PGCEs.

Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status

Are you a primary or secondary teacher looking for career progression? Study our 3-month Assessment-Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

Education and Training, Foundation Degree (NESCOT)

Study our Education and Training, Foundation Degree and extend your skills in teaching & learning, work with a new network, and enjoy challenges of further study

  • Mode: Part time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Education studies; Teacher training

Further Education and Skills, ProfGCE (NESCOT)

Gain extensive teaching practice and a recognised teaching qualification with this Professional Graduate Certificate in Education. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Teacher training

Higher Education, PGCert

Explore a range of approaches to higher education teaching with a PGCert in Higher Education in South London. Gain Fellowship of the HEA. Learn more.

  • Mode: Distance
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Teacher training

International Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Improve your skills to teach in international schools with this online International Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Learn more.

  • Mode: Distance
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Teacher training

PCE Further Education & Skills Sector

Our Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) will give you the skills to become a teacher in Further Education colleges. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Distance
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus; Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

PGCE Further Education & Skills Sector

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) will give you the skills to become a teacher in Further Education colleges. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Distance
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus; Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

Primary Education Studies (2-Year Accelerated Degree), BA Hons

Learn about current practice in primary schools and early-years education with our intensive two-year degree. Ideal for advancement to QTS. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), BA Hons

Teach and inspire young learners with our primary education degree. Receive teacher training and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

Primary Education, PGCE

Become a Qualified Teacher. Study for your PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Greenwich. Learn about course fees, entry requirements and more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

Primary Mathematics (Subject Specialist), PGCE

Help children overcome barriers with mathematics. Boost your career with a PGCE in Primary Mathematics. Study in South London. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

Primary Professional Development, PGCert

If you are a qualified teacher looking to move into primary education management, this PGCert Primary Professional Development offers you a route. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Teacher training

ProfGCE Further Education & Skills Sector

Our Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) will give you the skills to become a teacher in Further Education colleges. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Distance
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus; Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

School Direct Training Programme (Secondary), PGCE

Combine secondary school-based training and university-based courses with this School Direct Training Programme PGCE. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

School Direct Training Programmes (Primary)

Become a primary school teacher with a School Direct Programme in Primary Teaching. Combine university teaching with school placements. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

Secondary Education Mathematics, PGCE

If you have a background in maths and want to inspire the next generation, start teacher training with a PGCE in Secondary Education Mathematics. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

Secondary Education Physical Education, PGCE

Interested in teaching sports? Want a rewarding career as a PE teacher? Begin your training with a PGCE Secondary Education in Physical Education. See more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Physical education and sport; Teacher training

Secondary Education Science with Biology, PGCE

Bring your passion for biology to the classroom. Become a secondary school biology teacher with a PGCE Secondary Education Science with Biology. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

Secondary Education Science with Chemistry, PGCE

Share your passion in chemistry with the next generation. Become a secondary school chemistry teacher with our PGCE Secondary Education Science. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

Secondary Education Science with Physics, PGCE

Share your specialist knowledge with students. Become a secondary school science teacher with our PGCE Secondary Education Science with Physics. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Teacher training

Supporting Teaching and Learning, Foundation Degree (NESCOT)

This foundation degree is a 2 year full-time course providing you with an opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills in supporting teaching and learning in the classroom.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Education studies; Teacher training

Communities and societies

Research and partnerships

Current research includes the experiences and motivations of school mentors, imposter syndrome among newly qualified teachers, models of assessment in secondary science, and mastery in primary mathematics.

ILD | Institute for Lifecourse Development


The ILD is a key anchor resource hosted by the Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences. Professionals from related fields will work closely together with researchers and stakeholders from public, charitable and voluntary organisations. Together they will develop effective and economically sustainable lifecourse solutions and tackle the grand challenge agendas society faces.

Join us as a research student

If you have a research proposal related to teacher education, we can help you apply to the university and find the appropriate supervisor.

Contact

pgr_education_recruit@gre.ac.uk

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