Rooted in pertinent research and fully meeting the expectations of the core content framework, the programme ensures that trainees become, as one said, ‘adept by the end’. 

Ofsted, April 2022

Our exciting and innovative teacher training programme allows you to specialise in age phases 3-7 or 5-11 years with ongoing school-based training at its heart; complemented by training in the core curriculum, foundation curriculum, professional studies and subject specialism. Dovetailing high-quality core training which embraces excellence in evidenced-informed theory with the very best practice in its partnership schools; right from the start you will gain invaluable insight, knowledge, understanding and experience from the innovative way that their school-based and core training inform and enhance each other.

Blending high quality training and tutoring from the local team at TMA, regional and national experts with expert School Based Trainers or mentors leads students on this programme to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of how children learn and how to teach them effectively. You will be taught in lectures and workshops and will have tutorials to deepen your understanding and guide you to link your developing pedagogy to practice in the classroom.

You will learn how to teach the full range of the primary curriculum as well as how to manage classrooms to promote high achievement for all, adapt your teaching to suit the needs of different learners and assess learners knowledge to inform your teaching.

PGCE Option

All trainees are given the opportunity to work towards 60 Master-level credits and the award of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, delivered by Birmingham City University. 

All BCU lectures and seminars are delivered at the TMA dedicated training facility by experienced BCU academic staff.  The combination of higher level academic study with the hands-on, practical nature of our school-led programme gives our trainees the perfect balance of theory and practice, making for well-rounded, informed and inspirational teachers.

Trainees are required to write three assignments, which are assessed and moderated by the team at BCU and lead to an award of 60 M-Level credits.