What are the options?

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What do candidates need to train to teach?

To have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 in GCSE English and mathematics. To teach children aged 3 to 11, candidates also need to have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 in a GCSE science subject.

A university degree 2:2 or above.

School Direct Unsalaried

  • Suitable for graduates with limited or no school experience.
  • Trainees pay tuition fees of £9250 to complete a full-time one year course or £13870 to complete a two-year part time course.
  • Tuition fee loans and maintenance grants are available.
  • Trainee teachers must complete placements at two schools and gradually build from classroom observation to teaching 60-80% of a full time timetable.
  • Suitable for high quality graduates, typically with at least three years’ transferable work history.
  • Schools pay salaried trainee teachers on the UQT pay scale, usually from £18169.
  • Trainee teachers must complete placements at two schools and quickly build from classroom observation to teaching up to 90% of a full time timetable.

School Direct Salaried

  • QTS with the option to add a PGCE.
  • The opportunity for trainees to study full or part time.
  • Plenty of classroom experience in at least two schools – a minimum of 24 weeks of school experience.
  • Training to meet the Teachers’ Standards, which will include classroom management and bespoke subject knowledge / phase mentoring.
  • Expert academic and practical guidance and support from accredited mentors.
  • Active Learning Trust trainees grown in the model for Active Learning Trust schools and our local partners.

 

Both training routes offer

  • QTS with the option to add a PGCE.
  • The opportunity for trainees to study full or part time.
  • Plenty of classroom experience in at least two schools – a minimum of 24 weeks of school experience.
  • Training to meet the Teachers’ Standards, which will include classroom management and bespoke subject knowledge / phase mentoring.
  • Expert academic and practical guidance and support from accredited mentors.
  • Active Learning Trust trainees grown in the model for Active Learning Trust schools and our local partners.

Assessment Only

  • The assessment only route to QTS allows teachers to demonstrate that they already meet all the Teachers’ Standards, without the need for any further training.
  • Teachers need to present detailed evidence for each standard; have taught in at least two Key Stages and two schools for a minimum of two years.
  • Contact us if you believe you meet these criteria and would like advice on how to complete Assessment Only.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The following financial incentives are available in 2021/22:

(These are subject to change each year, so please check back.)

Subject.          Bursary   (£) Scholarship (£)
Chemistry 24,000 26,000
Computing 24,000 26,000
Mathematics 24,000 26,000
Physics 24,000 26,000
Classics 10,000 -
Languages 10,000 -
Biology 7,000