Initial Teacher Training

Do you want to:

Inspire young people to fulfil their potential – create those penny dropping moments when a young person just ‘gets it’?
Change a young person’s life for the better – make the frightened, confident. The uninterested, ambitious. And the gifted……brilliant?
Go home each day knowing you’ve made a difference. See young people progress day-to-day thanks to you?
If the answer is yes, you can achieve this through the School Direct Programme.

We are seeking people  who have the potential to become outstanding teachers and committed to enhancing the lives and education of children and young people in Wolverhampton and the Black Country.

ConnectEd works in partnership with Birmingham City University (BCU) and University of Wolverhampton (UoW), to offer the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Primary with Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) with 60 Master’s credits.

This one-year School Direct postgraduate course prepares you to take your place in Primary Schools as generalist teachers in Key Stage 1 and 2 (age ranger 5-11 years) or Early Years and Key Stage 1 (age range 3-7 years).

The course begins in September and lasts for one academic year, with a trainee’s time being divided between two school based placements (approximately 80%) and structured training sessions (approximately 20%), which will take place at your chosen University.

The teaching commitment will build up over the year and throughout the training year.

For further information for both programmes, including course structures, please click on one of the following:

How to Apply

You can search and apply for Teacher Training Courses through DfE’s Apply for Teacher Training Service.

Use the following search criteria to find our programmes:

Training Provider Name: ConnectEd Partnership, Broadmeadow Special School

Training Provider Code: 27U

Tuition Route Programme Code (Birmingham City University): 2QSL

Tuition Route Programme Code (University of Wolverhampton): 3BP4

Train to Teach with ConnectEd’s School Direct Programme

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a school-led training course which gives trainee teachers the chance to learn ‘on the job’ in a school and work as part of the teaching team from day one learning from a team of experienced practitioners dedicated to supporting Initial Teacher Training (ITT). School Direct is a partnership between a ‘lead school’ other schools and an accredited ITT provider. There are 2 School Direct Routes: School Direct Tuition Route This route is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, (either directly or with a Student Loan Company). The fees are £9200. School Direct Salaried Route This route is employment based where trainees who have at least 3 years’ work experience (preferably in a school) are employed as unqualified teachers by a school. Trainees on this route do not have to pay tuition fees. Providing they meet the entry requirements, this is an ideal route for graduates already employed as teaching assistants or unqualified teachers who are aspiring to become qualified teachers.

Why train with ConnectEd?

ConnectEd Partnership is a unique partnership of over 100 schools across all phases that have come together to share skills, experience, talent and capacity to improve learning outcomes and achievements of our children and young people.

ConnectEd’s aim is to train and develop outstanding teachers, so as a ConnectEd Partnership trainee teacher you will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of settings, experienced in delivering high quality teacher training. 

We will ensure you gain a breadth and variety of experience in schools to enable you to meet all the Teachers Standards. You will have the opportunity to teach children and young people from different backgrounds as well as gaining experience of different approaches to teaching and to school organisation and management.

You will have access to support from highly experienced mentors in school, tutors from University and a dedicated professional mentor responsible for your wider development needs. 

In addition, through our network of senior leaders and headteachers, we offer a comprehensive enrichment programme designed to complement your academic study and your two school placements. These training sessions will focus on developing subject knowledge and wider professional issues and will be facilitated by expert practitioners, who role-model outstanding practice. 

Primary

ConnectEd Partnership works in partnership with Birmingham City University (BCU) and University of Wolverhampton (UoW), to offer the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Primary with Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) with 60 Master’s credits.

This one-year School Direct postgraduate course prepares you to take your place in primary schools as generalist teachers in Key Stage 1 and 2 (age range 5-11 years) or Early Years and Key Stage 1 (age range 3 – 7 years).

The course begins in September and lasts for one academic year with a trainee’s time being divided between two school based placements (approximately 80%) and structured training sessions (approximately 20%) which will take place at your chosen University.

The teaching commitment will build up over the year and throughout the training year.

For further information for both programmes, including course structures, please click on one of the following:

ConnectEd’s Programme with Birmingham City University. 

ConnectEd’s Programme with University of Wolverhampton.

How to Apply

You can apply for Our School Direct Programmes starting in September 2023 via the ‘GOV.UK Find Post Graduate Teacher Training’ website, or by following the links below to each of our courses:

Tuition Route Programme Code (Birmingham City University): 2QSL

Tuition Route Programme Code (University of Wolverhampton): 3BP4

 

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