National Consortium for Languages Education
IOE – Faculty of Education and Society

About the IOE

About Us

The Institute of Education, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and the British Council, lead the National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE).

The IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society was established over 120 years ago as the London Day Training College in response to the 1902 Education Act, and thus began its long history of innovative thinking about education as a means to achieve social justice and to narrow the gap. It was at this time that new ideas about teaching and teacher training came into their own, including the idea that teacher education was worthy of a place within a university curriculum.

Since then, the IOE has extended its remit and its now work covers education, culture, social policy, sociology, economics, psychology, communications and media, and the interrelations between them. By focusing on people and knowledge, the IOE keeps up with a radically changing society and influences it positively, as it seeks to leave a lasting impact on the nation and wider world. 

The IOE builds collaboration, curiosity and courage by leaning into uncomfortable conversations, championing education and equity, and encouraging a thirst for knowledge. Its staff, students and alumni influence tomorrow’s world by championing collaboration, cross-pollination, and progress. It is proud to hold its place as number one in the world for education.

Visit the IOE website for more information.

UCL’s IOE is also delivering the Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP) in partnership with the British Council. You can find out more here:

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