Initial teacher training

Routes into teaching

Teaching is a highly demanding but rewarding career.  It is the third biggest sector in the UK. Competition for jobs is fierce so you need to take advantage of the Underground Employability support at the University. There are also many other different roles in education such as teaching assistant, special educational needs (SEN); schools liaison; see the Prospects website for more information.

Our teaching specialism is highly respected and long standing and we have strong partnerships with local and national schools.  We offer a variety of routes into the teaching sector and post graduate opportunities. 

To apply for a BEd course (Primary and Secondary)  - you will need to apply through UCAS, this also takes you to other education related courses. 

 Teaching placement

  • We have a dedicated team who arrange the placements and provide support to students while they are on their placement.
  • Students have an opportunity to participate in placements in London and in the South West. 

Teaching career support

  • We host an annual NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) Event to enable students to learn about job opportunities in Devon, Cornwall and about opportunities elsewhere in the country through our links with partners in the London Boroughs of Hillingdon, Newham, the London Diocese, Waltham Forest and Portsmouth.  Students also learn about the application process, network and gain tips from Head teachers.
  • Job opportunities are promoted to students through lecturers and internal networks and through awareness of how to find teaching jobs through websites locally and nationally – see two main local and national websites for teaching jobs  
  • Supply+ is a unique SUPPLY and RECRUITMENT agency set up with the support and advice from local Head Teachers.  It is based on the campus and offer support to students

Useful job websites

On Line Career Planner: Through Prospects website you can join thousands of students and graduate who have used Career Planner to guide their next steps: It only takes a few minutes to find what job might suit your qualifications.

Employability support through the Underground team

We offer:

  • Advice and 1:1 support here on the campus, to help students secure employment.
  • Workshop support - Throughout the academic year we offer workshops to support: NQT Personal Statements, covering letters, CV’s, interview skills, digital footprint, value of volunteering and confidence in networking. These are free workshops available to all students and can be booked via Eventbrite
  • Employer links help students learn from Head teachers and Recruiters.
  • On-going advice and support through lecturers as part of the teaching course.
  • Employability festival - eFest offers students an opportunity to attend a variety of sessions that will support their career

Postgraduate opportunities

For students who have completed a degree and would like to go into teaching we offer two routes - Post Graduate Certificate in Education opportunities (PGCE) and Schools Direct.

Applying for a PGCE or Schools Direct

The Underground Employability Team can support you to make a PGCE application or a Schools Direct application.  To apply you need to go through UKAS.

After students leave - Alumni

We support students for up to 3 years after graduation. Graduates can attend workshops and access our services and employability materials free of charge. For the latest job vacancies and workshop information can be found on our UndergroundatMarjon Facebook page.