United Teaching is the initial teacher training programme for United Learning. Led by Ofsted-rated Outstanding Paddington Academy, the course provides the opportunity to train while you teach in one of over 60 United Learning schools, ensuring you get the qualifications you need to start your career, without going back to university. 

By joining United Teaching, you can be in the classroom from day one, whilst earning both a PGCE, accredited by Goldsmiths, and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). 

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About the course

With us, you can train while you teach to earn your PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status. We will support you with subject specialists and dedicated mentors from across 60 schools nationwide. Our support and training extends beyond the classroom, ensuring you are fully equipped to become the best teacher you can be. Become part of a forward-thinking, collaborative network of 3,500 teachers across the country, sharing resources and expertise throughout your career with us.

A lifelong career

United Teaching offers real teaching exposure in a choice of schools, a mentor system, a support network, professional qualifications, as well as continuous professional development throughout the duration of your career with United Learning. Course graduates who gain a substantive role in United Learning are paid up to 5% more than in a maintained school and have access to a range of lifestyle and retail perks. The course is designed to bring out the best in your teaching skills quickly, professionally and comprehensively. It's a scheme aimed at creating the teachers of tomorrow and the education leaders of the future.



We offer training across a range of subjects (courses are dependent on availability):

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology
  • English
  • Geography

  • History
  • Maths
  • MFL (French or Spanish)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Primary
  • Religious Education


The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

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