Important

Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

AIM Alliance Schools Primary (Y508)

QTS full time

Accredited body
e-Qualitas
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.aimallianceschools.org

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

This course leads to QTS.

As a school-led route the majority of your time will be spent in your training school and the content and focus of many aspects of the training programme will be targeted to meet your individual needs, by utilising the resources of the school and alliance partners. In addition, you will benefit from 20 days training from e-Qualitas.

The e-Qualitas Primary School Direct programme provides you with QTS. You will receive a programme of professional studies run by e-Qualitas and within your school and Alliance.

These may include sessions which:

  • Allow you to visit a variety of partnership schools and non-formal educational sites to enhance learning in specialist areas.
  • Provide you with opportunities to enhance your knowledge and pedagogy of your subject, or specialist areas of the curriculum.
  • Develop your understanding of key contemporary issues within education, such as those around inclusion or EAL and SEND provision in schools.

School placements

When you are training with us you will train for the 1st and 3rd term within your ‘host’ school and then experience another school within the Alliance in the 2nd term.

Your mentor will visit you within your second setting to ensure you are supported throughout this time along with a mentor being provided every step of the way at the school.

This provides a chance to experience a different setting and perfect your practice whilst working towards the teaching standards. You will then be able to put into practice the new skills you have developed back at your host school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

Personal qualities

Above all else we want to see that you like and can interact appropriately with children and young people. We want to see that you:

  • like people and can interact with them appropriately
  • are determined, trustworthy and resilient
  • show patience and kindness to others,
  • can engage peoples’ attention, and adapt to situations as they unfold

You need to be very clear about why you want to become a teacher, the skills involved and what you can bring to the profession.

Other requirements

You must complete a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, submit a health questionnaire. Further details will be sent to you on your offer.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,000.

About the training provider

Aim Alliance Schools is a collaborative Alliance of schools made up of both Primary and Secondary Schools. London Academy is the lead school for School Direct within the Alliance. We train and develop teachers in north London, working in partnership with Middlesex University, Hertfordshire University and e-Qualitas.

We provide experienced mentors within the classroom and Lead Phase mentors provide additional support throughout the year. We are small (a cohort of 30 this year) but concentrate on quality with 100% pass rate of our cohort last year. Our schools work closely together in partnership with our training providers to ensure you receive a quality, tailored programme of learning and support.

You can find out lots of information from our Aim Alliance Schools website (https://www.aimallianceschools.org).

About the accredited body

e-Qualitas has been an ITT provider for over 15 years.

They support School Direct (salaried) and (tuition fee) places in primary and all secondary subjects. Most of the schools they work with are in London and the Home Counties, but we can cover a much wider area including East Anglia, the West Country and into the Midlands.

They also support teacher apprenticeship training through a school-based programme, supported by distance learning resources for independent study, a half-termly one-day visit by one of our specialist tutors, and 10-15 training days in central London (about 10 compulsory plus additional optional days).

Interview process

All Interviews will be held with a ‘panel’ consisting of the Headteacher of the recruiting school, the mentor at the recruiting school and an Alliance representative. You will also be observed teaching a lesson on a subject related topic with sample literacy and numeracy tasks.

You will be asked to provide copies of your original certificates and photo identification.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Aim Alliance Schools is always willing to support applications from candidates with disabilities. The Alliance will try to accommodate all trainees with disabilities and other needs. Individual needs will be assessed on application and our lead phase mentors will discuss with individuals how their needs can be supported.

Contact this training provider

Email
a.phillips@londonacademy.org.uk
Telephone
0208 238 1100 x1252
Website
http://www.aimallianceschools.org
Address
Spur Road
Edgware
London
HA8 8DE

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022