Newly qualified teacher support

As a newly qualified or recently qualified teacher, we would like to offer you our continued support as you enter into the early years of your teaching career. Our aim is to help you to build a successful career in the profession.

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Keep in touch

You are welcome to contact your subject tutor at any time. This might be for support or advice about your NQT year, to request a reference when applying for another teaching post, or just to let them know how you are getting on.

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Continuing professional development

Your course tutor will continue to be available to you to offer advice and guidance and the NQT/RQT website will offer further support in the areas of CPD and resources.

If you have already achieved either 60 or 120 masters credits you can build on these to obtain a masters degree.

If you have 120 credits you only need to write a dissertation to complete your masters degree and this can be done in one year. You can study for the Applied Professional Studies in Education MA within the first five years of achieving your PGDE.

The APSE MA is a distance learning course with regular Saturday morning taught sessions, which offers you another opportunity to share your NQT experiences with colleagues from your course.

You will be supported by an individual subject tutor who may be the tutor you worked with for your PGDE.

If you are working far from the University and won’t be able to attend on Saturdays, or if you are returning to study more than five years after the completion of your PGDE, you can always undertake the Education Teaching and Learning MA instead.

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