If you want to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through a practical, ‘hands-on’, school-based route in a school of your choice, then Educate Initial Teacher Training is for you. Educate is an accredited ITT provider, with a long-standing reputation for successful Primary and Secondary QTS programmes based in varied and diverse partner schools.
You have the unique opportunity to train in a school near to where you live and gain QTS with a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (60 Master’s credits), validated by Leeds Beckett University.
Trainees spend a full-time year teaching and training in schools and also attend provider-led lecture/workshop sessions to enhance subject knowledge, general classroom practice and teaching pedagogy. To support trainees, provider-led training takes place once a week and is predominantly online, reducing both the time and cost of travel to trainees. Centralised training sessions cover content such as High Expectations, Behaviour Management, How Pupils Learn, Adaptive Teaching, Classroom Practice, Curriculum and Assessment in line with the Core Content Framework. This is supplemented by opportunities to observe other teachers in a range of school settings and to undertake a variety of school-based training enhancements, including a six-week placement in a contrasting school and short placement visits to other schools for e.g. a Special School.
Trainees are supported by expert practitioners, individual mentors, and a personal Link Tutor. ‘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).
With Educate, Trainees enjoy the advantage of an ‘on the job’ experience, where the realities of life as a teacher are fully explored and understood.
We are a National Provider in England with School Partnerships across Cheshire, Shropshire, North East, East Midlands, Leeds, Lincolnshire, Bradford, Yorkshire & the Humber.
Please contact us to find out if we operate in your location.