This one-year programme will see you placed in two of our Federation schools as an integral member of the school team, developing your skills alongside experienced professionals while accessing additional support from our subject experts and your designated in-school mentor.
You will spend four days per week gaining practical, in-school experience, gradually taking on lessons and shared responsibility for pupils. Your remaining day will be dedicated to study with our partner, Tes Institute. Their award-winning blended learning programme will allow you to develop core professional and pedagogical skills while strengthening your subject knowledge.
Your studies will predominantly be carried out on an innovative e-learning platform, through which you will gain 24/7 access to course materials, lessons and tutorials, making learning extremely flexible. You will also be able to participate in an exciting programme of face-to-face workshops and specialist teaching visits to contextualise your training.
All of our courses lead to QTS with the additional option of adding on a PGCE. There is no extra application process for the PGCE route. Should you wish to pursue this option, you can express this to us at interview stage.
In order to obtain QTS, you will be required to complete two higher education assessments of upwards of 3,000 words throughout the year. Applicants on the PGCE route will need to complete three.
Example assignment topics include:
- The Teaching of a Foundation Subject
- Technology Enhanced Learning
- Subject Knowledge Development
In addition to these formal assessments, you will continuously work on completing the tasks and objectives laid out in your Training Plan. This document will act as a structured record of your learning and professional development, providing evidential support for your application for QTS.
If you would like to find out more about our Initial Teacher Training courses, sign up for one of our upcoming Information Webinars.