What does teacher training involve?

Our teacher training course (like all teacher training courses) includes:

  • practical classroom experience in at least two schools (ideally in diverse settings)
  • academic study to give you the knowledge and understanding to teach successfully
  • an assessment of your teaching skills (through being observed teaching classes)

What will I learn on a teacher training course?

By the end of a teacher training course you should:

  • know and understand the national curriculum in your chosen subject(s) and/or age group
  • be able to plan and prepare for lessons and set pupils’ learning objectives
  • have strong classroom management skills, such as knowing how to promote good behaviour and minimise disruption by pupils
  • know how to teach pupils with special educational needs and disabilities
  • be able to assess pupils effectively

What do I get when I qualify?

QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and an academic award (PGCE) with 60 master’s-level credits. When you’ve completed your teacher training, you will be a newly qualified teacher (NQT), and from thereon will have access to various learning and development opportunities to help progress your career quickly, including moving into management and leadership.

What is a PGCE?

A PGCE involves a course of academic study that results in a professional academic qualification. When combined with a programme leading to QTS, develops your understanding of the theory of education and teaching methods.

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