This full or part time course leads to PGCE (60 Master’s credits) and QTS. There is an option to opt out of PGCE and take the QTS route only.
The course runs in Colchester and the surrounding area. Trainees have a mentor throughout the course and are very well supported in a long established training programme.
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. Longer placements in special schools may be possible. NETT arranges placements in most cases although applicants can also do this.
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.
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).
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 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
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