Get Experience

The Outwood Institute of Education offers a range of different experiences for those considering to train to teach, from sessions explaining what the programme is to time in the classroom.

Although school experience is not an entry requirement, we do believe it is important to have an understanding of what life as a teacher is like, so we encourage all future trainee teachers to get involved as much as possible.

If you can’t find what you are looking for here, then get in touch and we will help in anyway we can, simply email


Academy Open Days

Hosted by one of our five teaching schools, these days offer a mixture of application advice, classroom observation and sample training sessions.


Career Experience Visits

Up to three days work experience in one of our academies finding out what life in the classroom is really like.


Experience Being a Trainee for a Day

Join one of our wonderful trainees for the day and find out what ‘a day in the life’ of a trainee is really like.


Information Events

Find out everything you need to know about our School Direct programme and routes into teaching.