Cambridge University Faculty of Education

The University of Cambridge Faculty of Education offers PGCE courses to graduates wishing to train to teach in Early Primary, Primary or Secondary school settings. Our courses are taught in partnership with local schools with trainees spending 120 days of the course working with teachers and children and at least 45 days based at the Faculty.

Trainees at Cambridge are immersed in research and benefit greatly from the University's national and international reputation and its place at the forefront of many educational initiatives. On top of this, trainees benefit from the Faculty's outstanding and well-established partnerships, the strong ethos of care they experience and the extremely high quality of personal, professional and academic support.

We provide high quality courses in every age-range and our courses were rated 'outstanding' in all areas by OFSTED in their last inspection. Our trainees are always in demand from headteachers and many of our ex-trainees go on to positions of school leadership very quickly. We consistently receive outstanding feedback from our trainees and Newly Qualified Teachers.

We aim to create a lively mix of trainees, from different backgrounds and cultures, a variety of ages and from different parts of the country. We work with partnership schools across a wide area in East Anglia. Although we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in a specific school, our team puts a lot of care and attention into how we allocate school placements for our trainees.

Areas covered

Braintree, Chelmsford, Harlow and Uttlesford


Primary (Early Years), Primary (General), Art & Design, Design & Technology, English, Geography, History, Latin with Classics, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Religious Studies, Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)