If you want to gain QTS through a practical, ‘hands-on’, school-based route, then the Educate Group Initial Teacher Training programme is for you.
Educate is a large, national SCITT provider with a long-standing reputation for successful Primary and Secondary QTS programmes. We are based in varied and diverse partner schools across the North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the East Midlands. This means you have the unique opportunity to train in a school near to where you live.
Trainees enjoy the advantage of an ‘on the job’ experience, where the realities of life as a teacher are fully explored and understood. The majority of time is spent in a base school where trainees are supported by expert practitioners, mentors and a personal Link Tutor to meet the Teachers’ Standards and gain QTS.
Training sessions on specific subject knowledge and classroom practice based on the Core Content Framework supplement the first-hand experience in school. A range of contrasting placements means that trainees gain experience of different age ranges, curricula, teaching strategies, inclusion, diversity and SEND.
Successful applicants to the QTS programme can also gain a PGCE (60 Master’s credits), validated by Leeds Beckett University, as part of a framework which directly applies theory to practice.
Employment rates following this programme are consistently high.
‘Programme leaders are highly sensitive to the well-being of their trainees. They ensure that they provide timely and appropriate support to those trainees whose personal circumstances require it. Trainees appreciate this support’ (Ofsted, 2018).