NETT offers a full time, one year course leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Education (University of Suffolk) with qualified Teacher Status (QTS). There is an option to opt out of PGCE and take the QTS route only.
The rigorous and relevant school-based programme has been developed by a group of Headteachers in the Tendring area and includes significant school experience, block teaching practices, training and tutorials. The majority of training sessions are delivered at the NETT centre, using other partnership school venues as appropriate. School experience and teaching practices take place in two different schools within the local area.
The course covers the age ranges 11-16, 11-19 or 14-19, depending on the subject.
There are two school placements throughout the year to enable trainees to access a range of schools and courses. Visits to special schools and primary schools are also included.
Placement schools are in Colchester, Tendring and the surrounding area. NETT arranges placements in most cases although applicants can also do this.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in Biology or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
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.
Trainees are paid by the school on the unqualified teacher’s pay scale.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
We are a small supportive ITT provider with excellent outcomes and an outstanding employment record. We offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, from the University of Suffolk, with QTS. THE PGCE carries 60 Master’s credits. We offer courses at both primary and secondary level (11-16 years with post 16 enhancement).
Our full time course runs from September to June / July. All trainees have experience in two mainstream schools, covering at least two key stages. There is also the opportunity to train in a Special school and a 6th form college.
Most schools are located in the North Essex area (Colchester and the surrounding towns).
The interview will be with our programme leader and a subject leader or senior member of one of our partner schools. It will involve a presentation, interview, subject-based written task, general literacy task and numeracy task.
You will be at the centre for approximately three hours.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
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
We regularly train teachers with disabilities. We aim to enable all trainees to reach their potential and make reasonable adjustments if necessary. We work with the University of Suffolk to provide student support for dyslexic trainees and offered wellbeing as part of our training course.
Tendring Education Centre Jaywick Lane Clacton-on-Sea Essex CO16 8BE
Support and advice
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for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school
experience, and access exclusive teaching events.
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Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).
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