Teacher Training Open Days

Becoming a teacher will lead to an exciting and rewarding career. Quality teachers are highly sought after, and choosing the right teacher training programme is an important step in ensuring a successful career.

If you are interested in training to become a teacher, we host Open Days in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. Our open days provide you with the opportunity to visit our campus, meet our tutors and learn more about our PGCE and School Direct programmes.

UCAS Apply 1 opened on 18 October 2017. For the full list of important dates please see the UCAS website.

Please note that for English, History and Physical Education you are advised to attend an earlier open day as these programmes can fill soon after Apply opens.

We are hosting our own events, as well as attending other University-run events and external teacher training open days. You will find full details of all events for the 2017 entry period in the table below:

EventDateLocationTimeFurther information
Train to Teach Bristol Thursday 23 February 2017 Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol 16:30-20:00 Please visit DfE website
Postgraduate Open Day Saturday 4 March 2017 Penryn Campus, Cornwall 11:00 to 12:30 Please visit page
Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 15 March 2017 Streatham Campus, Exeter 11:00 to 14:00 Please visit page
ITT Application Workshop Tuesday 28 March 2017 Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street, Exeter 17:30-20:00 NCTL website

For more information including a timetable for each open day and to book a place please click on the tab above, for the desired event you wish to attend.

Although these events are primarily for students looking to start their programme in 2017, we also welcome second year students considering teaching as an option (particularly at our own teacher training open days), so please do come along and speak to us.

If you have any questions about our teacher training open days please contact us at teachertraining@exeter.ac.uk.

If you have any questions about our programmes or applying for PGCE study with us, please contact our PGCE admissions team.

A few comments following a recent open day:

"I arrived with a list of questions and they were all answered without me taking out my list. The event not inly inspired me and confirmed that a PGCE was the right route for me, but it also gave me confidence not to hesitate and get my application in as soon as possible. All the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly."

"I felt the most useful part of the day was having lunch with the tutors – that was where we learnt the nitty-gritty about the course, how it’s run, the placements and career advice. We also got the chance to talk to other prospective students. I found it informative and welcoming. All of my questions were answered in a very friendly way. I found all the staff I talked with to be very approachable and informative."

"Top marks to our tour guide, who was buzzing with enthusiasm. When I left the Open Day I felt extremely positive and motivated."