About the course
This is a one year course in which you will have lectures at university and then two teaching practices at two different schools off site.
Assessments are a mixture of written assignments set by the university and lesson observations and teaching practice assessment forms whilst at school.
“UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a global leader in teacher education. Their programmes are recognised by Ofsted as “outstanding” in very criterion across Primary and Secondary Education.”
All UCL School Direct students have full access to UCL student support services and facilities.
Seven Kings School is recognised by Ofsted as an Outstanding school and the Teaching Alliance consists of several outstanding schools.
Seven Kings has an awarded "Cradle to Grave" programme of support for all teachers of all stages in their careers.
The candidate will be interviewed by teaching staff from alliance schools. They will be asked to prepare a lesson plan and discuss it as well as working with students and be interviewed.
UCL carries out second interviews on the Tuition Fee Secondary route only.
How school placements work
Candidates will be placed across the alliance within schools who have an excellent track record of support supporting students.
The alliance covers 4 - 19 provision with an opportunity to visit special schools.
The candidate will have two placements across the alliance spending approximately one term in each placement. They will start observing lessons and then taking small sections within the lessons before taking complete lessons and building up their timetables.
Support will be given through professional studies sessions and through mentoring.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.
You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.
You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
Financial support from the training provider
Bursaries and scholarships are available for certain courses. Please see
You'll need to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a higher education provider in England or Wales, or a recognised equivalent qualification. (2.2 or above)
You’ll need to have a standard equivalent to grade C/4, or above, in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics.
For candidates intending to teach pupils aged 3 – 11 (early years and primary), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C/4, or above, in a GCSE science subject examination.
This is subject to the relevant criminal checks and verifying qualifications
About the training provider
Seven Kings Teaching Alliance has 25 schools who have great experience working with trainee teachers at different levels.
Seven Kings Teaching School Alliance is proud to offer primary and secondary teacher tuition route and salaried training through School Direct, a school-based teacher training route.
Trainees work alongside highly experienced classroom practitioners and have more of their training in school.
As a Teaching Alliance we have vast experience in Initial Teacher Training and are proud of our achievements in turning inexperienced trainees into outstanding teachers and leaders of the future. Many of our trainees now hold positions in middle and senior leadership roles. It is expected that trainees will go on to work within their host school or group of schools although there is no absolute guarantee of employment. Last year all of our salaried trainees received an offer of a job within our alliance.
We are proud of our awarded Cradle to Grave programme of training and the exciting programmes we offer for ITT across our schools’ networks.
Our School Direct training is delivered in partnership with the Institute of Education (University of London) and the University of East London.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Seven Kings is equipped with lifts to support students with access.
In the past we have supported trainees with access needs by timetabling them in more easily accessed rooms.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.
When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
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Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Ley Street, Ilford IG2 7BT
Support and advice
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