Course Length
1 Year

Start Date
September 2022

This is a one-year, full-time course, specialising in teaching across the 5-11 age range with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) upon successful completion.

Throughout the 37 weeks of school-based learning, trainees gain practical teaching experience across two age phases within at least two contrasting schools who are part of our ITT partnership.

Trainees work alongside and are supported by class mentors, key stage, subject and school leaders who equip them for future leadership roles and challenge them to become highly effective, fully qualified teachers.

Additionally, you will undertake Postgraduate Certificate in Education with our partners at Cumbria University, via their online learning modules.



Trainees attend regular training seminars which are delivered by experts in their field. They also undertake considerable personal research with specific reference to their particular professional training placement.

Each trainee has a personalised Individual Training Plan which reflects their individual strengths and areas for development and we personalise our training to suit these needs.


Trainees complete two significant training placements in two contrasting schools, carefully selected with their professional training needs and future aspirations in mind.  This allows them to gain long term teaching experience in each of the two identified key stages, preparing them as they begin to apply for teaching posts.

  • September to February in a KS2 training placement
  • March to July in a KS1 training placement

Trainees benefit from enhancement placements in diverese schools e.g. small rural schools or those in Harrow, London, where they gain teaching experience in classrooms with a high percentage of children with EAL (English as an Additional Language).


Trainees are assessed in an ongoing formative manner in a number of ways including:

  • Regular formative Teaching and Learning Reviews;
  • Milestone Progress Reviews at the conclusion of each training period;
  • Successful completion of compulsary Safeguarding and Mental Health Awareness modules.

Programme Tutors

Dawn Davies
Programme Lead & Link Tutor

Vicky Byrne
ECF Lead & Link Tutor

Laura Hickson
Link Tutor

Nina McLoughlin
Link Tutor

Mike Thompson

Lynsey Norris

Rachael Webb

Steven Kenyon