The NIoT’s initial teacher training is a fully immersive school-centred programme – aspiring teachers will be in the classroom from the very start. But full immersion does not mean that you will be thrown in the deep end: our trainees are mentored and have central training once a week. And you’ll have the confidence of knowing that you are participating in a programme that was designed by some of the most experienced teachers and leaders in the country, drawn from four leading school trusts with decades of teacher-training between them. We also know from experience what headteachers look for in new teachers – so we will ensure that you develop the skills necessary for finding an Early Career Teacher role.
All our teacher training courses lead to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and 60 Master’s Level credits.
All training will be based at our central or north offices, the addresses can be found below. School placements will be in one of our 12 schools or at one of the six Dudley Academy Trust schools, also listed below. You will be able to choose your main placement school when applying and we will endeavour to do our best to place you in your first choice school.
Windsor Academy Trust, Trinity Point, High Street, Halesowen, B63 3HY
Great Wyrley Academy Hall Lane, Great wyrley, Walsall, West Midlands, WS6 6LQ
For QTS: Assessment is ongoing throughout the year, and includes observation of your practice and evidence of your success from mentors, tutors and yourself. Trainees are assessed against the NIoT ITT curriculum as the year progresses, and against the Teachers’ Standards at the end of the programme.
For PGCE: Assessment is by three master’s level assignments, which are both academically robust and grounded in your day-to-day practice.
NIoT works in partnership with the University of Birmingham. The University of Birmingham is the validating university and has responsibility for awarding the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) element of the programme.
If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact us on ITT@niot.org.uk or complete our Expression of Interest form, which allows you to give us some details about yourself before you embark on the formal application process. You can also read more about eligibility on the Get Into Teaching website.
Find us using our provider code 2HE or search for NIoT at WAT. Finish once you have selected submit to the ITT.
3. Attend an in-person or remote interview in the region you'd like to teach. You will attend a second interview with your placement school.
4. Accept your offer to secure your training place.
5. Start preparing for your career in teaching. Your offer will be subject to meeting certain conditions and safeguarding checks.
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