Chiltern Training Group as an accredited provider of initial teacher training is working in partnership with our hub - Bedfordshire School Partnership to offer high quality training across Luton, Bedfordshire and the neighbouring counties.
Bedfordshire Schools’ Training Partnership is based at Pix Brook Academy.
You can specify your preferred choice in your personal statement or at your interview.
28 years experience of training the highest quality teachers
Extremely high employment conversion rates
One day of provider led training at your training hub, being taught by outstanding teachers from our amazing partnership schools
Subject knowledge training sessions
4 days in school - learning to teach and being immersed in school life
Bespoke course that will meet your individual needs
Developmental assessment throughout the course
Workload managed well though careful course structures and tools we will provide for you
Supported by a mentor in your school and a Professional Tutor.
Subject Lead mentor will work with you and the other subject trainees throughout your training year
High quality planned course which will encompass all you need to learn to be an excellent teacher.
We work with over 100 schools across our hubs. We always aim to place you in a school near to your home. Placements are structured by:
First term, base school placement
Term 2, January - Contrasting school placement for 6 weeks (Salaried) and 10 weeks (non-salaried/Tuition Fee)
Return to your base school after your contrasting placement for the remainder of course
You will have a mentor in each school and a Professional tutor
You will have a subject lead mentor, who will work with you and the other subject trainees throughout the year
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Degree to have content which lends itself to the subject knowledge to teach Sociology
Your degree subject should be in social sciences 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.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
About the training provider
The Chiltern Training Group (CTG) is an outstanding provider (Ofsted, 2014) of school centred initial teacher training based in Luton, now working with two hubs, Bedfordshire Schools’ Training Partnership and The Shire Foundation.
We have a long heritage of training teachers and have been at the forefront of school centred initial teacher training for over 28 years.
Primary and Secondary Teacher Training
Outstanding, personalised, high quality training
Training facilitated by experts in their subjects and chosen areas
Fantastic mentoring and school-based support
A blended learning experience where theory and practice merge
‘Learning on the job’ to build skills and confidence
Excellent employment and professional development prospects
A full range of training routes are offered from primary aged 3 to secondary aged 18. We believe the best place to train teachers is in schools and have access to an incredible range of different settings. Lower and Primary schools in rural settings, primary multi-ethnic urban schools, middle schools, special schools, upper and secondary high schools as well as a dedicated sixth form college.
Our interview process is designed to ensure you have the qualities to successfully train to teach. It will also allow you to meet our wonderful training team.
Before the interview
Literacy and Numeracy activity task online
Subject knowledge task online
Plan a 5 minute lesson
At the interview - online
Teach your 5 minute lesson to the interviewer
Short written task, reflecting on your lesson
Stage 2, you may be offered
teaching a group of pupils
subject knowledge discussion
You’ll need the right to study 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 welcome applicants with disabilities and other needs and where possible reasonable adjustments will be made to carry out your duties and meet the standards of teaching effectively.
We pride ourselves in supporting trainees however small or large your concerns may be. Your teacher training programme will be personalised for you to reach your full potential. This includes a range of academic and professional support from the central team and your placement school as well as your mentor.
Company Secretary Chiltern Learning Trust c/o Denbigh High School Alexandra Avenue Luton Bedfordshire LU3 1HE
Support and advice
You can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you
get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.
Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).