Welcome to Teacher Training at Huddersfield

Jayne Price

Head of Department, Initial Teacher Education

The University of Huddersfield has an impressive track record of producing highly skilled teachers for the early years, primary, secondary and lifelong learning (post-14) sectors. So, if you’re looking to pursue a career in teaching then we could be the perfect choice. We operate strong and credible partnerships with local and national education providers, including leading The Education and Training Consortium consisting. Together our academics, researchers and partners within schools and colleges work to ensure our trainees are able to equip themselves with the most relevant and up to date skills needed within the workplace. By choosing to study with the University of Huddersfield, you’ll join an inspiring, passionate and committed community focused on making your studies as enjoyable, rewarding and productive as possible. We look forward to welcoming you.

Have you ever had an inspiring teacher?

Someone who changed the way you thought about things and opened up a world of possibilities? Few careers are as rewarding as teaching.

Our Teacher Training courses could help you go on to make a real difference to people, young and old. And while you’re studying you’ll get practical experience that will transform your own prospects too.

Great teachers aren’t born. They’re made.

We’ve been helping to make them since 1947, when we first started training teachers. Whether you want to go into early years, primary, secondary or lifelong learning, we will help you get the professional training and experience it takes.

We never forget what the end goal is - to get you in front of students so you can develop their talents.

So, we make sure there’s always plenty of opportunity to do just that. Even in your course work you’ll be able to use mock classrooms for Early Years and Primary practice, and we also offer a science lab and music room. You should feel right at home in the school environment.

We’ll make doubly sure of that with your placements too. Thanks to our links with schools, colleges, early years facilities and local authorities, we can give you the chance to get out there and get teaching. We aim to get you teaching early on, right from the first term in fact. There are lots of opportunities along the way to try different teaching settings, to give you a better feel of the options for your career.

Depending on the subject and the age range, competition for teaching posts can be really high. So, we give you the chance to stand taller than the rest, with the latest research, cutting-edge teaching and exciting placement opportunities.

We were ranked best in Yorkshire* for student satisfaction in the subject Teacher Training (National Student Survey 2022)

*subjects rankings refer to Common Aggregation Hierarchy level 3 and are further filtered to include English HEI's with income over £100m+ in the 20/21 academic year, Question: Overall Satisfaction (Q27)

Routes into teaching


Early Years

Discover available courses in early years teaching


Primary Education

Discover courses available to become a primary teacher


Secondary Education

Discover courses available to become a secondary school teacher.


Lifelong Learning

Discover the courses available to teach in the post-14 sector.


School Direct

We are a training provider for a number of our primary and secondary school partners who offer school-led training through School Direct.

Sam Robinson studying Primary Education (Early Years and Key Stage 1) BA(Hons)

Sam is in her final year of the Primary Education (Early Years and Key Stage 1) degree with Qualfied Teacher Status (QTS). Hear how quickly she's had the opportunity to get involved in teaching, the amazing support she's received and the reward she feels from working with children.

Contact us

School of Education and Professional Development
University of Huddersfield

Tel. +44 (0)1484 478249

Email. sepd@hud.ac.uk

How to find us

For directions to the University campus see Campus maps and Directions

On Campus 

Our School is based in the Lockside building, number 27 on the Campus map