The quality of the partnership within the Exeter model is to be highly commended. What is clear is that this is based on high-quality reciprocal partnerships in which both partners have a clear remit and identity and carry out their roles with a very high level of commitment to the programme and its development. Schools value the support that is provided and it is clear that the management and organisation of what is a large and complex partnership provision plays a key part.

Primary Chief Examiner Report 2016/17

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, 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.