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You can apply directly to the Secondary Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme through one of the University’s Lead Partner (ITE) Hubs.

These ITE Hubs are formed of local alliances of schools. Our programme is fully integrated, so students recruited by the University and those recruited by Lead Partners learn together.

This route might benefit you if you need to be placed in a particular location or wish to build a relationship with your placement schools before the programme begins.


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Apply for teacher training is the service where you can apply for postgraduate teacher training.

You can apply for up to four teaching programmes in your application.  

Apply now for postgraduate teacher training

Visit the Department for Education (DfE) Get into Teaching website for more information on ways to train.

Read before applying

If you are considering applying to become a teacher, please read our Have you considered training to teach? leaflet.

Look at this leaflet for advice on planning your application and preparing for an interview on one of our primary or secondary postgraduate teaching programmes.

Application support

For support with your application to our postgraduate teaching programmes, contact the University of Reading Admissions Team at


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Come to a Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education event. These events cover all routes into teaching for Early Years, Primary and Secondary Postgraduate programmes.

Francis Highton

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It's just been fantastic! The network of trainee teachers and teachers I met was amazing for sharing ideas and for general support.

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