About the course
This course involves spending 4 days a week in a placement school and one day a week at the University of Bedfordshire. Over the course of the training year you would gain experience in 2 placement schools. Full information regarding the academic study element and essay requirements can be found on the Initial Teacher Training section of the university website.
Interviews take place initially at the university where candidates will find out further information about the course, undertake a literacy assessment and be interviewed by members of the partnership. In addition candidates will visit the lead school, Mildenhall College Academy, to meet key staff.
How school placements work
Placements will be allocated based on capacity but will also take into consideration the geographical location of trainees. Trainees will get the opportunity to teach from 11-18 at secondary and early years to year 6 at primary level.
In total there are 6 schools in our partnership but we also work with a number of other schools in the area to support initial teacher training.
Candidates will have 2 placements, one for the Autumn term and one in a different school for the Spring/Summer terms.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You’ll get a bursary of £15,000 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.
A minimum of a 2:2 is required for entry onto this programme.
Applicants should have gained some experience of working with children or in education. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a passion for their subject and in making a difference to the lives of the young people and communities we serve. Being a team player as well as being able to work on your own initiative is important and a good sense of humour is key!
About the training provider
We are a training partnership based in Suffolk consisting of primary and secondary schools belonging to the Academy Transformation Trust. We also have sixth form provision in some of our schools.
Training with us will involve working with a wide range of staff many with extensive mentoring experience. We are fully committed to helping motivated and passionate trainees enter the teaching profession.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We take particular care to ensure that the individual needs of all students are met, and encourage all students to reach their potential in a supportive environment.
The University of Bedfordshire is an inclusive and empowering university. Those with specific needs should view disability access information on the University of Bedfordshire website for further details.
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:
Training provider code:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Bury Road, Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds IP28 7HT
Marlow Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 5JN
Support and advice
For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.
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