Interested in becoming a Primary, Early Years or SEND Teacher?
Our inspirational School Direct Programme, led by Ashmount School in Loughborough, is built on a long history of successful school based initial teacher training.
We work alongside the University of Derby to enable trainees to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Credits towards a Master’s Degree too.
Trainees are placed in schools with high quality teachers, to acquire a wealth of practical experience in the classroom.
Why choose our course?
The Loughborough Learning Alliance has over 15 years experience in training teachers.
We have an excellent track record of our trainees achieving “Outstanding” or “Good” in their final assessments.
We help you to prepare for and secure your first teaching role and many of the schools we work with are keen to employ our trainees.
You’ll be part of the teaching team in your placement school from day one, learning from experienced colleagues and putting your new skills into practice straight away.
We will support you every step of the way, with your own personal mentor and academic support from our partner University of Derby.
Each trainee has access to an individual bursary of £350 from our Opportunities Fund to spend on resources to enhance their learning, for example a laptop or tablet, software, subscriptions, books or courses.
What will the training be like?
Training lasts for one academic year starting at the end of August.
We organise 2 contrasting primary or special school placements to give you a range of experience over the year.
You will be based for 4 days per week in your placement school, and the other day is spent at either Ashmount School of the University undertaking core training.
Key training is led by experienced and specialist leaders, including University staff, Headteachers, SLEs and successful teachers.
There is also the opportunity to complete Enhancement Placements in other types of schools.
You can opt to focus on one of three different pathways: 3-7 age range, 5-11 or SEND.
What are the entry requirements?
If you have the motivation, commitment, resilience and ability to inspire a love of learning then this is the course for you.
You need a first degree at a minimum of lower second class honours.
GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science.
Although not essential, we do recommend some recent experience of working within a School as this will help you to reflect on the profession and give you an understanding of the requirements needed to be an effective teacher.
How is the programme financed?
Our places are non-salaried and the programme fees are £9250.