The PTI has worked in partnership with the University of Cambridge since the charity was created in 2006. Many of our academic speakers are drawn from its faculties, so that teachers get the best quality subject knowledge enhancement. These academics also advise us on the design of our courses. A university committee oversees the partnership, and our trustees include a Cambridge representative.

Inspired by the PTI's model of bringing together subject knowledge and teaching expertise, the university's Institute of Continuing Education initiated a Master's degree in Advanced Subject Teaching (MSt) to help English and History teachers develop their subject knowledge and enhance their professional and academic standing.