If you are exploring teaching or planning your PGCE application, you should have experience in a school classroom of at least 2 weeks.

The University of Westminster Associates in Schools (UWAS) scheme gives you the invaluable experience of working in a school for 15 days, as a teaching assistant within your specialist subject or age group.

The placement can be completed in weekly blocks or in instalments (eg one day per week), while continuing your studies.

The experience prompted me to apply for a PGCE! Thanks again for arranging the UWAS experience. It was invaluable and has deeply broadened my understanding of the teaching profession’ – UWAS Alumni

How to apply

For details on how to apply, visit our School placements webpage.

The application deadline is 1 November.

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