Want to train to teach Citizenship?
Deciding to train to become a teacher is a big step. We'll do what we can to help you. To be a teacher you need to gain "Qualified Teacher" (QT) status.
The most popular way to gain this status is to do a degree in a subject related to what you want to teach (for Citizenship this is fairly broad and could include politics, philosophy, economics, law, social sciences, etc). If you'd like to know if your degree would be accepted we suggest you contact the university where you're considering studying.
The main routes into Citizenship teaching are though PGCE, through SCITT, via Graduate Teaching Schemes or TeachFirst. To find out about the various routes see the Department for Education's routes into teaching
For updates on where PGCE Citizenship education courses are happening this year, contact the instititions below OR the TDA. Good Luck!
- University of Bristol, Antonia Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org 0117 331 4327
- Bradford College University Centre, McMillan School of Teaching,Health and Care,Trinity Road, Bradford.Stephen Fairbrass, PGCE Citizenship Course Leader email@example.com 01274 436456
- Institute of Education, London Ben Hammond B.Hammond@ioe.ac.uk 020 7612 6726
- Canterbury Christ Church University, Ralph Leighton firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 01227 767700 ext 3154
- University of Leicester Michalis Kakos Email email@example.com Tel No 0116 252 3703
- London Metropolitan University Marcus Bhargava M.Bhargava@londonmet.ac.uk 02071332621
- Middlesex University Gavin Baldwin G.Baldwin@mdx.ac.uk 020 8411 6584
- Newman College, Birmingham Pam Copeland Copeland@newman.ac.uk 0121 476 1181 ext 2462
- Sheffield Hallam University Gary Clemitshaw firstname.lastname@example.org 0114 225 5555
Citizenship initial teacher training in 2013-14
Main ITT providers
- Bradford College 12
- Christ Church Canterbury 24
- Institute of Education 22
- London Metropolitan University 14
- Middlesex University 13
- Newman 7
- Sheffield Hallam 9
- University of Bristol 19
- Leicester University 10
If you're already training to be a teacher...
ACT is able to advise you on any aspect of your PGCE. You can contact us
online through our ask the experts page (this can be done anonymously)
email to our professional officer, Chris Waller on email@example.com
or call us on 020 7566 4133.
There are a number of places you can go for further support in your PGCE year in addition to your tutor and the school you're placed in.
CitizEd offer an excellent website with information on Primary, Secondary, Post-16 and Community education for citizenship.
They host conferences, seminars, workshops, research papers and practical resources for teaching citizenship.
Among their aims and objectives CitizEd list:
- Improving the content and dissemination of materials for citizenship ITT;
- Strengthening ITT provision by providing student teachers with additional opportunities to improve their citizenship subject knowledge during and after the course (NQT year);
- Providing resources that assist in training that go beyond presenting the knowledge content of citizenship by supporting active teaching and learning styles;
- To provide a major web site for teacher educators in Higher Education (HE) and schools together with student teachers in citizenship education;