We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), Lincoln, for the delivery of our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme starting in September 2024.

BGU is a distinguished institution with a rich history of delivering high-quality education. Through this collaboration, Diverse Association trainees will have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from BGU while engaging in school-centred training.

This integrated approach to teacher training, combining in-school experience with university-based education, enables trainees to gain a comprehensive understanding of all facets of teaching. Trainees typically spend one day at the university and four days in schools.

“We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University, a collaboration that promises to further enrich the training opportunities that we offer. This partnership aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing high-quality education and professional development for our teachers; by working together, we aim to create innovative learning experiences and support the next generation of educators in their journey to excellence.”

Rick Macpherson, Diverse Association Routes into Teaching Lead

About Bishop Grosseteste University

Bishop Grosseteste University, a public institution located in Lincoln, England, was founded in 1862 as a teacher training college and gained university status in 1993. BGU offers a diverse array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is renowned for its strong research credentials. Notably, it is ranked third in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2025).

For more information on our PGCE programmes please email getintoteaching@diverse-ac.org.uk