Location: Ashton Sixth Form College

Fee: £9,000

Start Date: 2 September 2019

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School Direct is a school-led training programme that gives you the chance to learn 'on the job' in a school. You will work as part of the teaching team from day one, learning from experienced, practising colleagues and immediately putting your new skills into practice.

This award is designed to allow graduates with an appropriate honours degree to train at postgraduate level to become a primary or secondary school teacher. You will leave this Teacher Training course with a PGCE qualification. This can be awarded at 3 levels dependent upon performance during the training year, either 30 (Professional) or 60 (Postgraduate) M level credits, in addition to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), the required qualification to teach in England.

The course aims to develop your professional competencies in the creation and delivery of programmes in primary and secondary education, and to develop the wider professional knowledge and skills expected of a qualified teacher.

You will complete teaching practice in 2 schools or colleges during the course. The programme will also include a small number of observational days in settings with older and younger children. The course requires considerable time commitment, this includes all class contact, as well as independent study and preparation. The balance of time between the various components of university and school-based work varies over the year.