Secondary ITT

Our aim is to train individuals to be outstanding teachers, with a specialism for pupils in the 11-16 age range. Trainees will also have the opportunity to improve their subject specific knowledge, understanding and skills, through a range of methods engaging in classroom work with individuals, small groups and whole classes and placements with our partner schools.

Your training will carefully blend theory and practice, and will begin with a two-week intensive introduction to teaching and learning. Following this, the weeks will be structured to include days developing a deeper understanding of key issues in the classroom (delivered by outstanding practitioners), and days immersed in school, putting this theory into practice. You will complete placements in two of our carefully selected partner schools from across the West Midlands.

Subjects UCAS Course Code

Maths GX11

English QXXX

Science – Physics F3X2

Science – Chemistry F2X1

Science – Biology CX11

History V11X

Geography 2JSC

Modern Languages R9X1

Art and Design 2R2N

Physical Education 38XK

Computing 2XH5

Drama 37B5

Design and Technology 37B4

Music 37B2

Religious Education 37B6


As part of developing into a creative, reflective and adaptive practitioner, you will also be awarded 60 Masters level credits through our collaboration with Birmingham City University. This will involve engaging in Action Research about what works in the classroom, and will complement your day to day work as you progress through the year. At the end of the course you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and with your 60 Masters level credits, you will be ready to embark on a long and fulfilling career.

Entry Criteria

As a minimum requirement, you must hold a relevant initial degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution (or equivalent qualification). We would expect this degree to be at least at Second Class level, and should be in the subject you wish to teach. If you have a joint honours degree at least 50% should be in the subject you wish to teach. All applicants must also have grade 4 (or equivalent) in GCSE English and Maths.

For further information and to complete an application form click UCAS.

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