About the course
We'll provide you with the skills needed to forge a strong personal and professional identity, which you will continue to develop throughout your career.
*Gain practical teaching experience in contrasting schools
*Build your confidence and help you reflect on your professional practice
*Become an authority on the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations
*Learn to teach a specialist subject of your choosing
*Learn to manage pupils' behaviour and maintain a purposeful learning environment
*Grow confident in the latest technologies and develop multimedia resources
*Leave with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin your teaching career
Candidates whose application form shows that they meet our short-listing criteria will be invited to an Interview Day.
The selection process will usually involve:
*A classroom-based task
*Time with staff/departments
*A formal interview
*A written task
How school placements work
The School Direct route offers trainees an extended Professional Practice placement in one main school (called a “Base School”), supplemented by an additional placement (half a term) in a contrasting school.
This ensures a varied and balanced experience of teaching in different settings, whilst allowing you to contribute significantly to the life of your Base School.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government which you repay gradually through small monthly repayments.
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £22,000
- a bursary of £20,000
With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching (£7,500 in some areas of England).
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.
Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
*Minimum 2.2 degree or above
*GCSE Level 4 (Grade C) or above in English and Maths
Ideally you'll have studied Accountancy, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Maths, Physics, Statistics or a related discipline.
If you have a good A-Level in this subject, you may still be considered by completing a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) programme. Make sure you mention you would be willing to do this in your UCAS application.
We are looking for inspiring, knowledgeable and ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their school phase and/or subject specialism and have a desire to share this and make a real difference to young people's lives and futures.
*Have passed the DfE's Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy
*Satisfactory clearance from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
About the training provider
Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the largest academy trust in the country with a national network of over 60 academies across England.
In joining the Trust in your training year you will have the opportunity to make a transformational impact in communities you work within.
Whatever your area of expertise, if you have the right skills and outlook, AET is an excellent place to develop your career.
To make your next move a career-defining opportunity choose to train with us.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities and other needs, so please let us and the accrediting provider know if you would like us to make any adjustments to support you during the application, interview process and throughout your programme.
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