Faculty of Education and Children's Services

The University of Chester traces its roots back to one of the earliest training colleges in the country, beginning the training of teachers in 1839. While it is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK, it is also a modern, innovative institution and has a well-deserved reputation for the quality of its education. The Faculty was recently awarded 'Outstanding' status by Ofsted, credited with delivering "high levels of academic and pastoral care" - Ofsted Report 2010.

Academic Programme

The Faculty offers:

  • An extensive programme of education and training for prospective and experienced teachers.
  • Innovative, inter-professional programmes to support professionals who work with children, young people and families.


The Faculty also provides:

  • High quality training from staff who are enthusiastic, highly qualified, engaged in a range of research activities and experts in their field.
  • A supportive and friendly learning environment with a wide range of support systems, including welfare, finance and study skills.
  • An environment in which students and staff can engage on a range of levels with international peers both on campus and overseas.
  • Opportunities for international experiences which experience suggests will stay with them throughout their careers, inform their professional practice and make a difference to the many hundreds of students across the world they will teach and influence throughout their careers.
  • An excellent range of social, cultural and sporting facilities.