You may have just graduated and are looking to enrol on a PGCE straight away or you’ve held your degree for a number of years and have always wanted to get into teaching. Perhaps you’ve been put off by the expensive tuition fees or you’ve not had enough classroom experience to be accepted onto the course? If either of these sounds like you, read on because we can do two amazing things:
1. Pay your PGCE tuition fees saving you thousands of pounds
2. Pay you a competitive salary for two years while you study
I bet you’re thinking “This sounds too good to be true”. Aaand, it isn’t, in fact, if you’re looking to start a career in teaching, this is one of the best options available to you but first, I’m sure you have lots of questions.
How can you pay for my PGCE and give me a salary?
This year, we introduced a new programme called the Employment-Based School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (quite the mouthful so we’ll call it Employment-Based SCITT for now). We looked at all the issues schools are facing in recruiting new teachers and filling vacancies. Turns out, according to the DfE, that there is a recruitment crisis.
Last year, schools missed their recruitment targets by up to 30% for some subjects. Not too good right? That’s why we introduced our new programme which works with graduates and schools over a two year period to train them in the arts of glorious education practices concluding with a PGCE and qualified teacher status.
In a nutshell, Employment-Based SCITT works like this – graduates are accepted onto the course, which includes a two-year part-time PGCE course from a reputable university. Over the course of two years, you gain valuable classroom experience by working full-time as a trainee teacher at a school. You attend residential study courses combined with web-based learning.
During this time you earn a competitive salary, because you deserve it, you’re working full-time at a school as a trainee teacher after all, and your PGCE course is covered by us.
What are the benefits?
I know what you’re thinking, “This sounds great”, and it really is (at least we think so and hope you do too). At the end of the two-year programme, you will have completed your PGCE and gained qualified teacher status (QTS). You’ll have experienced what it’s like to work in a school for two years, so upon qualification, you’ll feel much more comfortable entering a classroom as a teacher than many of your PGCE peers that went down the traditional route.
What’s more, you’ll have zero debt burden since all of your expensive course costs will be covered by us and you’ll have a salary to buy nice things like clothes, shoes, food and lots of board pens!
Additionally, you’ll be enrolled at a leading university and experience first-class training and support which will benefit you throughout your career. Unlike the traditional method of studying for a PGCE you’re not left to your own devices. With the Employment-Based SCITT you have a huge support function. Firstly, you have us and our team of consultants who will provide advice and support throughout the programme. Secondly, the school you’re in will provide you with a mentor who will help guide you and answer any queries you may have. Thirdly, your course tutors have helped many graduates qualify as teachers so they will be helping you all of the way.
We’re pretty proud that we can offer such an amazing programme, but it’s only amazing if we have superb graduates like you getting involved. So, what are you waiting for? A teaching career awaits you, just click HERE.