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Salaried two year teacher training course

The Grad2Teach programme has been developed collaboratively with the National School of Education and Teaching at Coventry University and has been designed specifically to offer graduates the opportunity of drawing a salary while training.





About the Programme





Grad2Teach is a brand new teacher training initiative that gives you the opportunity to begin fully paid employment immediately and gain a PGCE with QTS at the end of the two-year course. The programme has been developed by Grad2Teach and Coventry University to offer top-quality graduates and career changers the opportunity to:

  • Draw a salary while you train to teach
  • Have one of our consultants hand-pick the perfect training school for you 
  • Recieve the very best of training from our partners.

You will begin your career in education in a teaching support role, progressing at a pace that suits you to become an unqualified teacher and ultimately to gain a PGCE with QTS. By the end of the programme, you will be a confident, capable and fully qualified teaching professional with excellent career prospects and earning potential.

WHY GET INTO TEACHING?

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    SALARY
    POTENTIAL

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    HAVE A NEW
    CHALLENGE
    EVERY DAY

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    IMPACT FUTURE GENERATIONS

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    BE PART OF THE
    NEW GENERATION
    OF TEACHING TALENT

Earn up to £13,000 in year one and up to £20,000 in year two. Once qualified, your salary potential is only limited by your ambition as senior headteachers can earn six-figure salaries.

No pupil, class or school is the same; successful teachers are skillful and adaptive to whatever comes their way each lesson.

To their students, teachers can be so much more than an educator. Teachers support, prepare, nurture and encourage children, unlocking their full potential.

Educational research and new technologies are informing innovative ways of teaching.

Support for Participants


​Grad2Teach offers unrivaled support for trainee teachers. 
We realise that it can be difficult training on the job and so have put in support that starts as soon as you are accepted onto the programme.



In addition to the training days, our academic partner, The National School of Education and Teaching, provides our trainees with personal tutors who work closely with placement schools to ensure that trainees are supported throughout the Grad2Teach programme. The University can provide the advice, support and guidance required to successfully complete the PGCE programme and gain Qualified Teacher Status at the end of the course.



Throughout the programme and during your school placements, you will receive ongoing support from your personal consultant, as well as your trainer, mentor and fellow trainees. Your trainer will visit you at school throughout the year, meaning schools, mentors and trainees will be given the time to openly discuss anything notable about your development – positive or negative – in a safe and constructive environment.



As well as training sessions and regular observations, we at Grad2Teach encourage positive collaboration through face to face meetings and events. These include summer socials as well as half-termly group sessions where trainees are all invited to get together and talk about successes, challenges and/or problems they’re having on the course in a safe environment without fear of judgement or scorn.

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All trainees enrolled on the programme will be given access to our online CPD platform and encouraged to join our trainee network where ideas, notable experiences and any problems can be openly discussed.

Academic Requirements

As a selective programme, Grad2Teach has entry criteria which determine your suitability. 
The criteria includes both your academic achievement and desire and commitment to pursue a career in teaching.

GRADUATES

  • A full degree from a leading university with a minimum of a 2:2 classification. 
  • At least a grade C in English and Maths GCSE (C in Science GCSE for Primary). 
  • Additionally, a minimum of 3 A-Levels.

UNDERGRADUATES

  • A transcript of your current degree to a minimum of a 2:2 classifcation.
  • At least a grade C in English and Maths GCSE (C in Science GCSE for Primary). 
  • Additionally, a minimum of 3 A-Levels.

GRAD 2 TEACH - FASTRACK

  • For applicants who already have signifcant school based experience and can provide references, Grad2Teach also operates a ‘fast track’ 1 year course. If you think you qualify, please ask your consultant. 

Personality Requirements

YOUR DESIRE AND COMMITMENT  

You must have a commitment to follow your dreams and a desire to fulfill your purpose in life to give the gift of teaching to future generations.

YOUR ABILITY TO SELF-MOTIVATE

You must demonstrate an ability to learn on the job but also dedicate time outside work to achieve the best you can. 

YOUR AMBITION TO SUCCEED

The programme has been designed by teachers to help support you on your journey, but a strong personal responsibility and work ethic will be required.

Testimonials

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    Tamara Akotuah
    Grad2Teach


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We are very proud to be working in partnership with Coventry University’s National School of Education & Teaching.  The University has achieved the highest rating of Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and consistently ranks in the top 15 Universities in the Guardian’s Good University Guide.

The University’s National PGCE programme enables our trainees to learn and train ‘on the job’, whilst gaining first-hand experience of teaching and drawing a salary.  As a national programme trainees can learn their craft in a location that suits them, receiving regular support from a dedicated personal tutor and uploading assignments to an online system for assessment. Along with this, the National PGCE has multiple start points throughout the academic year, so we can offer trainee positions in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.

START YOUR APPLICATION

The Grad2Teach programme starts in September each year but the application process takes place throughout the year so you can secure a place at any time.

To begin your application click the link below!