Home of the two-year degree, we are ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK* and are Europe’s first ever Positive University . Students are at the heart of everything we do: we’ve been 1st in England for Student Satisfaction for three years running (The Complete University Guide). You will love our personalised teaching model (with small class sizes), dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.


The University of Buckingham teacher training courses are amongst the most successful and accessible in the country. With over 1,000 teachers and school leaders studying with us, we have become one of the country’s leading providers of teacher training and professional development.

Our primary aim in all of our courses is to improve teaching and leadership in schools. The frameworks and assessments for each course weave into your day-to-day school lives, so that study and practice are relevant to your role and aspirations.

The School is based in the Whittlebury Hall, a hotel about 15 minutes from Buckingham, which offers the advantage of accommodation and multiple meeting rooms for residential courses. Students also have use of the university library and online resources.


Sam Fryer, PGCE

“You learn far more from being put in front of the class than you could ever learn in a lecture theatre.”


Our School of Education courses range from introductory day courses, to the PGCE, tailored master’s programmes or doctorates. We believe good teacher training focuses on the practice of classroom management and apply what good research and experience tells us works best.

Graduating from the School of Education will equip you with the knowledge and practices to be a major influence for good on people’s lives. It can be a hugely fulfilling career, with progression available in a variety of routes, from teaching assistant to head of school.


We have a variety of partners that we work with at the School of Education including: National Mathematics and Physics SCITT; Council of British International Schools (COBIS); The Anglo Institute of Education; The Buckingham Partnership; Beds SCITT; Chiltern Learning Trust; Oceanova; Premier Pathways; Parents Teachers for Excellence; Boarding Schools Association (BSA); and more.

We also have a number of connections with professional bodies such as CPHC and BCS.

*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017