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Employment-based initial teacher training Phil Riding Institute of Education
Employment-based initial teacher training routes The Registered Teacher Programme The Graduate Teacher Programme The Overseas Trained Teacher Programme All are offered through employment-based initial teacher training providers (EBITTs) All programmes lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) Institutes differ in their requirement for you to have secured a teaching post.
The Registered Teacher Programme (RTP) Who is it for? Candidates who have completed two years of higher education (or the equivalent) and want to qualify as a teacher while employed in a school Candidates are employed as unqualified teachers and follow an individual training plan while at the same time completing a degree.
The Registered Teacher Programme (RTP) What do you need to get on it? Candidates need to have completed two years of higher education (240 CATS points) Grade C or equivalent in GCSE English and mathematics Primary applicants must also have Grade C or equivalent in GCSE science If not an EEA national – a work permit.
The Registered Teacher Programme (RTP) How long does it take? The programme normally takes two years. If the trainee already has teaching experience, it may take less time, but the minimum is one year.
The Registered Teacher Programme (RTP) What funding is available? The school pays a salary to the trainee The TDA pays a training grant to the school (via the EBITT) of up to £10,370, depending on location). This is shared with the EBITT.
The Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) Who is it for? Designed for graduates who want to work (or continue working) in a school while they train to get qualified teacher status (QTS) Participants are employed by the school as an unqualified teacher.They teach a reduced timetable Whilst training trainees are paid anywhere from £15,461 depending on responsibilities, experience and location Offers an alternative to the traditional PGCE route.
The Graduate Teacher Programme What do you need to get on it? At least a UK bachelors degree GCSE Grade C in maths, English (and a science subject for primary) Sometimes a school which has agreed to employ you while you work toward your QTS.
The Graduate Teacher Programme How long does it take? The programme takes three terms full-time (although it is possible to complete it earlier) Programmes can start at any time during the year, but most begin in September or January.
The Graduate Teacher Programme What funding is available? The TDA provide each EBITT with a set number of grants which are then allocated to schools by the EBITT. These are available to State schools only. Unsuccessful candidates’ schools can opt to self-fund Independent schools must self-fund.
The Overseas Trained Teacher Programme (OTTP) Who is it for? Offers overseas trained teachers the opportunity to gain qualified teacher status (QTS) while working as a teacher Teachers trained in any European Economic area (EEA) country or Switzerland may be eligible for QTS under mutual recognition arrangements.
The Overseas Trained Teacher Programme What do you need to get on it? A teaching qualification equivalent to a UK bachelors degree GCSE Grade C in maths, English (and a science subject for primary) (Sometimes) a school who have agreed to employ you while you work toward your QTS There are special arrangements that give overseas trained teachers the option of presenting themselves for QTS assessments without further training.
The Overseas Trained Teacher Programme How long does it take? If training is needed, the maximum training programme is one year. Shorter periods are possible.
The Overseas Trained Teacher Programme What funding is available? The TDA pays a grant of £1,750 to cover training costs No other funding is available.
Training whilst teaching (GTP & RTP) Two schools– ‘lead’ and second school 60 days of training within the year: Generic training sessions Subject specific training sessions (often alongside PGCE) Training in school Meetings with school and EBITT mentors Reading, research and assignments Observing other teachers Visiting other age range schools.
The application process varies significantly across providers Must apply to an EBITT (use the TDA website www.teach.gov.uk/ebr) May be required to have the support of a school May need to apply formally to school Remember - each EBITT is different Applying for an employment-based route
Preparing your application Standard information - personal details and qualifications Details of previous experience in schools, commerce, industry or elsewhere Evidence of existing or potential skills as a teacher Evidence of subject knowledge in the context of National Curriculum (or Foundation Stage Curriculum) Evidence needs to be reflective not descriptive.
The Interview(s) The EBITT interview will include: A formal discussion of your potential as an effective teacher And may include: English and mathematics tests A presentation Observation of or report on your working with children Discussion group A school interview may be required or will have already taken place.
Useful websites: www.teach.gov.uk www.dcsf.gov.uk Useful telephone number Teaching Information Line:0845 6000 991. More information
There are 14 EBITT Providers in London – (details on the TDA website) Some specialise geographically or in subject/phase Some assist in finding your main school All advise on qualifications, but few offer the RTP Most organise maths & English equivalency tests All have limited funded places Some offer self-funded places In partnership with schools, they will audit your knowledge, assess your training needs, draw up a training plan, mentor and finally assess you for qualified teacher status. Employment-based routes in London
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