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"I chose the IOE because it had an excellent reputation. I looked around the other London institutes and was told that the IOE was number one."
Bethany Doughty, PGCE Mathematics

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Great teachers have that extra something -
they're trained at UCL.

Quality – ranked number 1 in the world for Education for the second year and rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted across every programme, we are committed to ensuring you graduate with a deep understanding of what underpins an excellent education

Experience – established over 100 years ago, we provide the widest range of postgraduate teacher training programmes in the UK, taught by leading teacher educators

School partnerships - partnerships with over 600 schools, colleges and education providers in Greater London, ensuring you benefit from teachers and experts on the frontline of education

– an experienced teacher as your mentor, practical training, access to networks of experts in education, open lectures, seminars and opportunities to share experience and knowledge with your peers

- 93% of graduates were employed as teachers within 6 months of graduating (Destination of Leavers Survey 13-14)

– placements in London-based schools, means you are at the forefront of developments and improvements to education with pupils doing better on average in London than elsewhere in the country and our location in the heart of central London means you have great travel connections and a wealth of cultural and social activities on the doorstep

- access to the Newsam Library, the largest education research library in Europe, as well as access to UCL facilities


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PGCE Primary courses, to teach pupils aged 5-11
PGCE Secondary courses, to teach pupils aged 11-16 or 14-19
PGCE Post-compulsory courses, to teach learners of all ages over 14, studying in FE colleges, sixth form colleges, prisons, community centres etc
Employment-based routes, for graduates training 'on the job'
School Direct route, for graduates wanting a school-led teacher training programme.