Training Routes

Different Routes into teaching that we offer:

 

  1. School Direct.
    1. School Direct (salaried) is an employment-based route for high quality graduates, typically with at least three years experience of transferable work history. You’ll earn a salary while you train towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation, and won’t need to pay any tuition fees. This route is available for both primary and secondary teaching, and is run by individual schools or a group of schools. We work closely with Warwick University, who are able to certify successful trainees.
    2. Tuition Fee. School Direct (tuition fee) programmes allow you to learn on the job as you work towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation. This non-salaried route is run by a school, or group of schools, and we work closely with a Warwick University that certifies successful trainees. You’ll be based in school, but will also be taught by Warwick University.
  2. PGCE University-led teacher training. We have links with Warwick University, Leicester University and Birmingham City University.
    1. Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) training programmes at a university or college are available for prospective primary and secondary school teachers. You’ll get classroom experience by spending time teaching and being trained in at least two schools, as well as time at the university or college you’ve chosen, working with a group of other students, and being taught by university staff. Typically, one year, PGCE programmes are a popular graduate route into teaching in England, combining academic study on campus with a minimum of 24 weeks on school placements, while you train towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation.
  3. We have a link for this route with Coventry University.
    1. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes are a nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching. It is an alternative to a traditional full-time university course, offering a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees, and the opportunity to earn while you learn. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are available for prospective primary and secondary school teachers in England. You’ll be employed by a school while you learn on the job. In some cases, this may be a school you’re already working at, or have an existing relationship with. You’ll receive a combination of classroom teaching and off-the-job training as you to work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).