Initial Teacher Training

We understand the journey.

 

We offer an extensive range of Initial Teacher Training routes.

SCITT School Direct Assessment Only Route To QTS

We are proud to offer a diverse range of routes into teaching. When you choose to work in partnership with Educate you will experience:

  • 01. The perfect fit. The School and Trainee will always have an opportunity to meet beforehand.
  • 02. A tailored Educate learning pathway that meets your specific needs and requirements.
  • 03. An Initial Teacher Training provider offering a broad and comprehensive range of training routes.

Our Proven Process.

All Initial Teacher Training pathways are delivered using our Educate Partnership and Support Approach which ensures we get it right for everyone by…

Our ITT Promise.

Trainee Teachers:

We promise that we will find you the right pathway to enable you to become the best teacher you can be.

 

Educate have been a fantastic teacher training provider. They have provided me with the skills and knowledge to become a good teacher through high-quality training days and school experience. Targets that have been set have always been personal to my abilities and have been achievable during my course. Throughout lockdown, online modules were provided to continue developing subject knowledge and skills. The staff are always easy to contact and happy to help with any questions and they really do make you feel like a valued trainee.

S Stockton Secondary Trainee 2021

Educate Teacher Training staff have excellent knowledge and experience of teaching and are very organised in their approach. I do feel I am ready and capable to teach. However, the thing that stood out for me is how genuine, friendly and open-minded all staff members are. My mentors, link tutors (assessors), secondary lead tutor and management, have all made me feel very comfortable, and most importantly inspired me to teach.

J Lowe Secondary Trainee 2021

Training with Educate has been great. I’ve had all the support I needed and always felt as if I could contact the staff and mentors for any advice. The course has taught me so many new ideas that I have used in my day-to-day teaching.  Being able to teach whilst studying has proved a great experience. I would definitely recommend Educate to any aspiring teacher.

 

 

R Smith Primary Trainee 2021

Thank you very much for all your support, guidance and wealth of knowledge during my Assessment Only Route.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and I look forward to keeping in touch.

Liz Primary Assessment Only Route, 2022

I have recently completed the Assessment Only Route (AOR) with Educate Group and I cannot speak highly enough of the personal attention and support I received from Mike (AOR Programme Manager). Due to Covid restrictions, other providers were not as communicative or as supportive in helping me complete my final step to achieve QTS. From the first phone conversation, I could feel the difference from other calls I had made, I was a person, not a number, which as an anxious person was invaluable to me. Mike was easy to talk to and quickly put me at my ease. His communication with my mentor and myself were excellent. We had to change an appointment, due to illness, this was no trouble. Overall, I am delighted to have been a successful candidate, thanks to Mike and the Educate Group.

E. Mumby Assessment Only Route, 2022

Right from the start, Educate Resourcing has been extremely flexible and professional in fulfilling our supply needs. Every member of staff provided by the company have been well qualified and have fitted into our school system flawlessly.

Ceri Ellis Head Teacher, Rhyl High School

As I come towards the end of my training I wanted to send a personal thank you to you all for this year! I have felt a new sense of belonging, motivation and joy (and tiredness ha!) since the changing of career paths and I cannot thank you all enough for the place on this course. It has meant more to me personally than you will realise and I express a heartfelt thank you from the bottom of my heart.

The continued, efficient support and dedication from the whole team has ensured that this challenging training year is achievable and furthermore, extremely enjoyable!

C Hanford Primary Trainee, Lincolnshire

ITT Routes

01. School Centred Initial Teaching Training (SCITT).

A one-year school based route leading to QTS with PGCE.

Benefits:

  • Gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with PGCE.
  • One-year course.
  • Working and training alongside expert practitioners.
  • As a SCITT trainee, you’ll spend the greatest proportion of your time in a school, teaching pupils and learning alongside expert practitioners. This will ensure you are accustomed to the challenges of the classroom by the time you qualify.
  • You choose the school in which to base your training in. You will also teach in a contrasting school, for a six-week placement, and undertake shorter placement visits to a range of schools and settings.

Entry Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree.
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4/C or above (or the equivalent standard).
  • A GCSE Science subject at Grade 4/C or above (or the equivalent standard) if you want to be a Primary school teacher.
  • If your qualifications are not of the required level, you can take our GCSE equivalence tests. Contact us here.
  • Evidence of subject knowledge should you wish to train in Secondary.

To Note:

  • If you are a Secondary SCITT trainee, you will train across the 11-16 age range.
  • If you are a Primary SCITT trainee, you will train across either the 3-7 or 5-11 age range.
  • Course fees are £9,250 for QTS with PGCE (the PGCE is validated by Leeds Beckett University). Please contact us here for more information.
  • Educate cover a wide geographical area, please contact us here to ensure we cover your location,

Funding:

  • Students are usually eligible for a student loan to cover the course fees and may be eligible for a maintenance loan.
  • Loans are available through the  Student Loans Company, selecting Educate Teacher Training as your provider.
  • Depending on the phase and/or subject you wish to train in, and your degree classification, you may be eligible for a Government training bursary or scholarship.  This will be paid to you, in instalments, after you begin your course.

Applying:

  • For more information please contact us here.
  • FIND us on GOV.UK by typing Educate Group in the search by school, university or other training provider section. Here you can find out more about our offer.
  • Apply through GOV.UK.

ITT Routes

02. School Direct.

A one-year school-based training route leading to QTS with PGCE (the PGCE is validated by Leeds Beckett University).

Trainees spend a full-time year teaching and training in schools, but also attend provider-led workshop sessions to enhance understanding of the curriculum, general classroom practice and teaching pedagogy.

Our Partner Schools

Educate work with the following School Direct consortiums:

Northern Education Trust (NET) offer Secondary and Primary ITT within the trust.  For a list of academies and locations click here.   Successful candidates will be placed within one of the consortium schools.

Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School offer Primary ITT in Leeds.  For more information, please click here.  Successful candidates will be placed within one of the consortium schools.

Benefits:

  • Excellent career outlook.
  • Gain QTS with PGCE (the PGCE is validated by Leeds Beckett University).
  • One-year course.
  • Working and training alongside expert practitioners.
  • Be a confident teacher accustomed to the challenges of the classroom by the time you qualify.

Entry Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree.
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4/C or above (or the equivalent standard).
  • A GCSE Science subject at Grade 4/C or above (or the equivalent standard) if you want to be a Primary school teacher.
  • If your qualifications are not of the required level, you can take our GCSE equivalence tests. Click here to learn more
  • Evidence of subject knowledge should you wish to train in Secondary.

Applying:

  • Educate Teacher Training is the accredited ITT provider for School Direct partnerships across the country.  Please note that you may be employed directly by the Lead School or by one of the partnership schools within the School Direct consortium. For more information and vacancies please contact us here.
  • FIND us on GOV.UK by typing Educate Group in the search by school, university or other training provider section. Here you can find out more about our offer, as well as School Direct schools we are partnered with.
  • Applications go via GOV.UK

ITT Routes

03. Assessment Only Route To QTS.

A three-month assessment period for experienced, unqualified teachers, who have taught in two schools and already meet the Teachers’ Standards.

Benefits:

  • A maximum of a three-month assessment period.
  • Flexible start dates.
  • No training required.
  • Move up the teachers’ pay scale.
  • Progress your teaching career.

Entry Requirements:

  • Extensive, recent, relevant and successful teaching experience in at least two schools (in England or international schools with an English style Curriculum and within the age phase of either 3-11 (primary), 7-14 (middle) or 11-19 (secondary).
  • A minimum of two years’ teaching experience with full responsibility for the planning, teaching and assessment of lessons.
  • Teaching experience will be substantiated by school testimonies signed by the head teachers on the Educate Testimonial Template.
  • Candidates must put themselves froward for assessment in a recognised secondary subject or primary (where all primary NC subjects will have been taught)
  • Candidates must have taught across the full age and ability range for the age range they want assessment in
  • An undergraduate degree.
  • GCSE Maths and English language(or equivalent) at Grade 4 (Grade C) or above.
  • GCSE Science (or equivalent) at Grade 4 (Grade C) or above for a Primary Candidate.
  • If your qualifications are not of the required level, you can take our GCSE equivalence tests. Click here to learn more.
  • An enhanced DBS check for the child workforce, with a check of the children’s barred list.
  • Candidates must have a supporting school for the assessment period who signs up to our partnership agreement.

To Note:

  • Please note that you will be required to complete a 2 year NQT induction year after your QTS has been awarded.

Register your interest

If you want to gain QTS through a practical, ‘hands-on’, school-based route, the Educate Teacher Training programme is for you. Educate is a large SCITT 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 regularly meet with other trainees through regional training hubs. Successful applicants to the QTS programme also gain a PGCE (60 Master’s credits), validated by Leeds Beckett University, as part of a framework which directly applies theory to practice. 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 the team is spent in a base school, where trainees are supported by expert practitioners, individual mentors and a personal Link Tutor to meet the Teachers’ Standards. ‘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). Training sessions on specific subject knowledge and general classroom practice supplement the incomparable first-hand experience which is gained from being the member of a school community for a year.

A range of contrasting placements means that trainees gain a rich appreciation of comparable age ranges, curriculum expectations, teaching strategies, inclusion, diversity and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Employment rates following this programme are consistently high.

We are a National Provider in England with School Partnerships across Cheshire, Shropshire, North East, East Midlands, Leeds, Bradford, Yorkshire & the Humber. Please contact us to find out if we operate in your location.

 

We are a paid member of the National Association of School Based Teacher Trainers with access to expert training and resources for our trainees and their mentors

Our Mission

Unlocking Opportunity

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