Former Trainees

Congratulations – you’re now a Newly Qualified Teacher!

Congratulations on graduating from the Certificate in Education/PGCE programme at UCLan. You can be proud of the work you’ve done so far and you are about to embark on an exciting career as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

This section contains a series of links to articles, resources and sources of help and support to guide you as you settle in to your career as a teacher – use the dropdown menu to see content.

Whether you’re starting a new job following graduation, or are already in-service, a full on teaching role can come as a bit of a shock so to get you started here’s a useful article from the Times Educational Supplement on Starting Life as an NQT.

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Need a reference? Your college teacher education team will be happy to provide you with a detailed reference for education posts.