A new route for TA’s to achieve QTS

15 years ago, I fell in love with education and have worked in schools since then.  Along the way I have extended my personal development through NVQs and have been a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant for several years now. The next obvious step was to gain a full teaching qualification but without a degree I would have to leave employment to become a full-time student or study part time for a protracted period, neither of which (in my 40’s) were realistic options. I was stuck. The new school based 3-year undergraduate course with QTS allows me to continue to work alongside my studies. Delighted – extremely. Excited – definitely. Nervous – I can’t wait to start!

Leandra Browne, First year BA (Hons) Primary and Early Years Education with QTS

Our new undergraduate trainees have spent the morning learning about friction using cubes of jelly, oil and sugar. You can imagine the fun we have had and how this would engage a group of children.