In addition to School Direct (Salaried) we offer a number of other employment-based routes to becoming a teacher.
These routes mean you can work as an unqualified teacher in a school, college or nursery while studying for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The IOE works with partners who offer School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITTs). SCITTs are networks of schools, colleges or nurseries, often serving a defined local area, and are geared towards the staffing requirements of the community of schools they support. SCITTs are accredited in their own right to offer the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.
IOE offers additional provision with selected SCITTs leading to the UCL Institute of Education award of PGCE.
- Teach First
The IOE works in partnership with Teach First to provide an innovative new course which prepares graduates to be high quality teachers and leaders in all fields. Over a two-year period, successful applicants develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be effective classroom practitioners in early years, primary and secondary schools. The recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and the award of a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) by UCL are an integral part of the programme.
Teach First is an independent educational charity which aims to address educational disadvantage by training graduates to be high quality teachers and leaders in all fields.
Teach First recruits and places successful applicants in London schools with the lowest levels of attainment and/or where more than 50 per cent of pupils are from deprived backgrounds. All applications are made through the central Teach First office.