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Back in 2002 Professor Sir Chris Woodhead and Professor Anthony O’Hear led the first education course to be offered by the School of Education at the University of Buckingham. There were just 12 teachers. In 2014 over 400 trainee teachers are participating in our PGCE courses. We are now the leading provider of teacher training for the independent school sector and, as our reputation grows, we are attracting more teachers from state schools in the UK and schools across the world.
In 2008 the department started a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership created by Peter Ireland, who was for many years Headmaster of the highly successful Nelson Thomlinson School in Cumbria. The MEd attracts nearly one hundred participants each year and is considered as the independent sector’s premier leadership course for aspirant and current school leaders.
In 2013, recognising the fundamental importance of the contribution made by Heads of Department and Subject Co-ordinators, we began the Certificate in Middle Leadership. This course, like the MEd, is focused upon the practical application of educational theory. As one of our inaugural cohorts said, “It is a bespoke course which wrapped itself around me and my professional challenges – it is unique!”
The principles which inform each of these courses are the same and can be read in full at https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Intro-to-School-of-Education.pdf. Essentially, we wish to cut through unnecessary bureaucracy and the rhetoric of educational debate and inspire school teachers and leaders to think about the fundamentals of education, and put them into practice.
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Qualified Teacher Status is the United Kingdom’s professional accreditation for teaching. The Assessment Only Route is a fast-track route (maximum 12 weeks) to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for teachers with two or more years’ teaching experience. Read more
Qualified Teacher Status is the United Kingdom’s professional accreditation for teaching. The Assessment Only Route is a fast-track route (maximum 12 weeks) to gain Qualified Teacher Status for teachers with two or more years’ teaching experience. Read more
Our Doctoral Programme in Education by Professional Record promotes and endorses the highest level of knowledge, skills and experiences of leaders in schools and education in the belief that this recognition will impact significantly on practice. Read more
The International Postgraduate Certificate of Education is similar in format and structure to our Independent PGCE. It offers teachers based in schools outside the UK, who have not undergone a period of formal training, the opportunity to participate in a structured programme of professional development. Read more
Our MA in Education (Evidence Based Practice) is an eighteen-month, part-time course for teachers and school leaders to develop expertise in the field of education through critical evaluation of research and scholarship. Read more
The MA in Residential Education is a one year, part-time course for those working in or with an interest in boarding schools. It is offered in partnership with the Boarding Schools’ Association. Read more
This course has been written with Professor Robert Coe and Prof Stuart Kime, two of the foremost experts in educational assessment in the world, and is run by Evidence-Based Education. Read more
The Prep Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS is a formal teacher training course tailored to teachers in independent preparatory schools (to age 13) in England. Read more
The Primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS is the accreditation that enables teachers to teach in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales. Read more
The QTS Conversion Course is available to teachers who are currently employed in maintained or independent schools in England, and who have already completed the University of Buckingham’s Independent PGCE. Read more
The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS is the accreditation that enables teachers to teach in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales. Read more
Develop critically reflective, inclusive practitioners who advocate for SEND and Inclusion to ensure all children have their needs met and increase positive learning outcomes for vulnerable pupils. Read more