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.