Department profile

Nottingham Institute of Education

Nottingham Trent University
2016/17 edition

About Nottingham Institute of Education

Why Nottingham Institute of Education?


Postgraduate Teacher-Training Courses

The Institute is a centre for excellence, innovation and knowledge advancement in education learning and development, from early years through to higher education.

We are a highly regarded centre for training teachers for primary, secondary school and further education colleges. With extensive partnership arrangements with local schools and colleges, trainees benefit from the expertise and guidance of practicing teachers as well as from university tutors.

Trainee teachers develop good subject knowledge and gain a range of experiences in the classroom and other settings, giving them a wider understanding of children's learning. This preparation makes them very attractive to schools, resulting in our excellent employability record.

Courses include:

  • PGCE Early Years Initial Teacher Training
  • PGCE Primary
  • PGCE Secondary (Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, Computer Science and ICT, Design & Technology,

Engineering, Mathematics, Music, Physics)

  • School Direct Training Programme
  • School Direct Training Programme (salaried)
  • PGCE Post-Compulsory Education and Training
  • Assessment Only Route to QTS
  • Assessment Only Route to Early Years Initial Teacher Training

Find out more on our Teaching study pages.

Graduate and Professional courses

For those already working within education who want to gain further academic qualifications and enhance their career progression the Institute has a range of courses that offer flexible progression routes with a variety of entry and exit points, enabling students to progress through different levels at their own pace. Courses include:

  • FdA Educational Support
  • BA (Hons) Education
  • MA Education
  • MSc Computing in Education

Find out about these courses on our professional study pages.


NTU’s Graduate School provides opportunities to study for a PhD or MPhil across a wide range of disciplines or study for the Professional Doctorate in Education. These can be studied either full or part-time and some courses can be taken via distance learning.

Research students become part of our academic community, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge with them. They are encouraged and helped to form a mutually supportive and friendly critical community.
Further information about our research can be found on our Research study pages.

Fees funding and scholarships

With generous bursaries, loans and grants, there has never been a better time become a teacher. Find out about funding opportunities, scholarships and our fees on our funding and bursaries section on the Nottingham Institute of Education website.



There’s a wide range of student accommodation in Nottingham and on our Clifton campus, including a great mix of purpose-built, contemporary student rooms. We’re here to help you find a home, and wherever possible we’ll put you with other postgraduate or mature students. Visit our website to view the accommodation on offer.

How to apply

Visit our website for more details on how to apply.


Find out more at an open day

Talk to our tutors, find out about modules and methods of study and take a look around our campuses on an open day.
Book your open day experience today.

Contact details

Contact name
Nottingham Institute of Education
+44 (0)115 848 4460
School of Social Sciences
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS
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