On this programme students apply for a training vacancy at a school and work for a salary as an unqualified teacher - you will ‘train on the job’. This route is designed for people who have gained three years’ work experience (not necessarily in education).
It is important to note that this programme leads to a QTS only, although students can apply to study for a Top-Up PGCE towards the end of the programme. Prospective students apply directly via UCAS to the school or alliance and are recruited to a vacancy at that alliance.
You will spend the majority of time in your main placement school but will also be required to carry out a 2nd placement at another school which is usually for a period of 6 weeks.
Your 2nd placement will provide you with an excellent opportunity to compare and contrast different approaches to all aspects of teaching.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
We are looking for inspiring, knowledgeable and ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their school phase and/or subject specialism and have a desire to share this and make a real difference to young people’s lives and futures.
Satisfactory clearance from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
A minimum of 3 years work experience (this does not necessarily have to be education based)
Your salary will be unqualified teachers pay scale point 1
There are no fees for this course.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the largest academy trust in the country with a national network of over 60 academies across England.
In joining the Trust in your training year you will have the opportunity to make a transformational impact in communities you work within.
Whatever your area of expertise, if you have the right skills and outlook, AET is an excellent place to develop your career.
To make your next move a career-defining opportunity choose to train with us.
Candidates whose application form shows that they meet our short-listing criteria will be invited to an Interview Day.
The selection process will usually involve:
A classroom-based task
Time with staff/departments
A formal interview
A written task
We recommend that you aim to gain some experience in a classroom prior to interview.
You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.
Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities and other needs, so please let us and the accrediting provider know if you would like us to make any adjustments to support you during the application, interview process and throughout your programme.
Academies Enterprise Trust 3rd Floor, 183 Eversholt Street London London NW1 1BU
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