The programme at Exeter is of high quality and valued highly by all partners. The 'Exeter model' is innovative and distinctive and provides a clear commitment to excellence that is underpinned by strong school partnerships. The programme is highly coherent and well developed and school staff speak positively of the model and of the staff at the University.

Primary Chief Examiner Report 2014/15

The Exeter PGCE enables you to enter schools with a feeling of confidence. It’s got a great balance of professional studies, theory, guest speakers and school-based experience.

 Jo Hillier, Secondary with History

The Exeter Model

We provide unrivalled opportunities for trainees to achieve through our highly original PGCE teaching model which is praised by OFSTED and cited as an example of best practice. By learning on campus for most of the first term, you access the tools to rapidly build professional knowledge to underpin your work in school placements.

Our unique approach gives you opportunities to learn and become part of a community of trainees and teachers who are passionate about education and will support you during your course and beyond. We carry out a detailed skills audit with every trainee so we understand your particular development needs and can personalise elements of training to strengthen the skills you need to excel as a teacher.