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Course Title: PGCE with QTS (Primary and Early Years)
Course Overview: The Primary PGCE is a School-Based Initial Teacher Training route to Qualified Teacher Status, with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. This course allows you to specialise in age phases 3-7 or 5-11 and we offer both SCITT and School Direct (tuition fee) routes.
Duration: 1 Year, full time
Start date: September 2021
If you wish to apply to Two Mile Ash ITT Partnership for a SCITT route:
Institution Code: T89
2RRB PGCE (General Primary)
384J PGCE (Early Years)
If you wish to apply to Two Mile Ash Lead School for a School Direct training (tuition fee) route:
Institution Code: 1WY
2V5V PGCE (General Primary)
384L PGCE (Early Years)
36V5 QTS Only (General Primary)
384N QTS Only (Early Years)
If you wish to apply to Two Mile Ash Lead School for a School Direct training (salaried) route:
We often find that our successful salaried trainees have had some experience working within a school.
2V5W PGCE (General Primary)
384P PGCE (Early Years)
2V6M QTS Only (General Primary)
384Q QTS Only (Early Years)
The training programme at Two Mile Ash has been developed over a number of years, ensuring that the very best opportunities are offered to our trainee teachers. The programme is highly respected and our graduates are greatly sought after for teaching positions within the area.The programme consists of three main elements:
Trainee teachers are immersed in the school environment right from the outset, meaning that they ‘live and breathe’ real-life teaching from day one. Every trainee is carefully matched to a single class in their ‘home school’ where they work and train for most of the year, becoming a real and valued part of the school team. During the first half of the Spring Term, all trainees are given the opportunity to experience an alternate key stage in a different school, after which they return to their home school for the remainder of the programme.
Every trainee is linked with a school based trainer (SBT) who acts as their mentor and guide for the year. The SBT will be based in the trainee’s home school and will often (although not always) be the teacher in whose class the trainee is based. As every trainee has a personal mentor, the training programme is truly personalised and is shaped to meet the needs and circumstances of each individual. The SBT works closely with the trainee in school: carrying out lesson observations, setting training targets and helping to organise in-school training opportunities which will enhance and develop the trainee’s practice.
What Our Graduates Say...
Edward Elliott (School Direct)
The teacher training course with Two Mile Ash ITTP was a comprehensive and rewarding experience and gave me the necessary experience and skills to become a classroom teacher. I had heard about Two Mile Ash and the School Direct route into teaching and decided that I wanted a practical and realistic approach to begin my teaching career. The weekly training sessions built the required knowledge and strategies that create a successful teacher, it also provided a network of colleagues and professionals that shared ideas and supported my development.
Through the School Direct programme, I was placed within a Year 2 class and gradually, throughout the year, took on the role of a teacher, which prepared me well for my NQT year and my further career. The reputation of the Two Mile Ash ITTP is very well deserved.