Our programme has been designed for those who are passionate about the idea of becoming primary teachers in 3 years. Rather than undertaking a 3 year degree and then a year’s further teaching qualification, this course allows you to gain your degree and train as a teacher in only 3 years.
You will be studying in a diverse community of students. You will have the opportunity to develop your experience of working with children in a range of settings, including the inner-city environment. Many themes such as children’s rights, diverse communities, and meeting the needs of children with additional needs underpin our practice-based modules.
About a third of your time will be spent in schools, observing teaching and learning, considering how the theory of education and practice work with each other and, of course, working with children in classroom settings as trainee teachers.
The teaching year begins in September and ends in May. You’ll attend five days a week and spend the equivalent of 24 weeks in schools over your three years. Almost all our placement schools are in East and North London. In schools your working day will start at 8am, and you may have to commute to your placement. This programme is not compatible with other daytime commitments as it is a full-time course commitment.
You will find this programme challenging and intensive but we are here to support you on your journey to becoming a teacher.