This is a flexible, two-year training programme designed especially for people who have family commitments or need to work while training.
How much time in school/training?
Altogether, over the two years, trainees will have more than 120 days in school for each option. In addition to the days in school, trainees will have 8 days of input over the two years with the University of Leeds (this will be completed through blended online tutorials, remote learning and face-to-face lectures). There are 4 PGCE academic modules across the 2 years and Trainees will gain 60 masters credits; 2 assignments in Year 1 (30 credits) and 2 assignments in Year 2 (30 credits).
Professional learning days are included in the training days, although there may be an occasional requirement to attend an event such as an employment conference with peers across all programmes.
There are a number of training venues across the region to make this as convenient as possible.
How do we train?
Our hybrid approach to learning combines traditional classroom experiences and digital course delivery.
· Trainees manage their time to meet course deadlines.
· Trainees get the flexibility of online learning with the stability of in-class instruction.
· Trainees save time travelling to training venues.
· Trainees benefit from a personalised training programme designed to fit around the demands of their everyday life.
How do we select placement schools?
Placement schools are selected on suitability for the Trainee and geographical location. They are matched with Trainees based on the current strengths of the school and the requirements of the Trainee. In this way we ensure that Trainees have the best possible support in school over their training years and a personalised approach.
How will it work?
Trainees follow a carefully designed plan to support their learning. The course is structured to make sure that Trainees take on classroom responsibility in a systematic manner. The programme will build your confidence, pedagogy and subject knowledge to give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner.
A detailed calendar and handbook provide Trainees with all the information that they need to plan ahead. Over the two years, you will have taught in at least two schools and in two key stages (Early Years and Key Stage 1). We recommend that you stay in one school for each year of the programme.