The Achieve with TELA an established school based programme with a successful track record in teacher training working in partnership with the University of Leicester.
You will learn from current practising teachers and university specialists to see how every lesson has the potential to change a life and start to develop skills required to start doing so yourself, in your community.
Our course structure covers the areas you need to feel completely prepared to enter your early career teacher (ECT) classroom.
The course is tailored to your needs, while on your two main teaching placements you will have an experienced, supportive subject mentor in school. This approach allows you the time required to embed the theory learned into your practice and explore how an effective teacher utilises cognitive science, pedagogical teaching strategies and experience to refine their teaching.
You will have blocks of taught sessions at the University, before each placement and the university specialists will link theory with practice and prepare you for your teaching placements and completion of your assignments. These sessions introduce you to the principles and theory of good teaching practice and preparation for you for your placements. These take place in the School of Education and are delivered by University tutors. They will include focus on your secondary subject specialism.
Throughout the course you’ll be supported by a personal tutor who’ll meet with you regularly to provide guidance, as well as monitoring your progress. On each of your teaching placements, you’ll visited by a university tutor whose role is to ensure things run smoothly and that you have the best possible experience.
Your progress will be assessed throughout the course by your personal tutor, school-based mentors and other University tutors.
You’ll also be required to complete two, 5,000-word written assignments. These are closely linked to the time you’ll spend in school and require you to reflect critically on your experience and learning during your placements.
All students on our PGCE course begin on the Masters-level route. Depending on your attainment in the written assignments, you’ll graduate with one of two awards:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education, which provides 90 Level 7 Masters credits.
- Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, which does not carry Masters level credits.
For students who meet the assessment criteria, both qualifications lead to recommendation for Qualified Teaching Status (QTS).
Training teachers to change children’s lives in the local community…