Initial Teacher Training

We understand the journey.

 

We offer an extensive range of Initial Teacher Training routes.

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.

SS SS, PRI

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.

JL JL, SEC

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:

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.

Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance offer Primary ITT in Leeds and North and West Yorkshire.  For more information, please click here.

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.
  • 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 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.
  • An undergraduate degree.
  • GCSE Maths and English (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.

To Note:

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

Applying:

  • Please contact us here for more information. Prior to application, we require a full breakdown of your career history, including job titles and responsibilities, in order to assess suitability.  Please explain any gaps in employment history.

Our Mission

Unlocking Opportunity

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