If you’re a graduate who has decided to start teaching, you’ll need to study for a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in order to kickstart your teaching career. This certificate is an internationally-recognised teaching qualification which allows you to teach anywhere in the world.
Prospective teachers can qualify for their PGCE with hundreds of institutions across the country, and it can be difficult to choose which route is right for you. Cost, location, and duration of study can all play a factor in helping you choose from your options.
At Engage, we’ve launched a new programme to address all of the barriers involved in training to become a teacher, no matter what’s standing in your way. This two-year PGCE course is completely free, so you don’t need to worry about funding your studies, and while you train you’ll also be working full-time as a member of school support staff and earning a salary the entire time!
The Engage Teacher Training Programme is the only flexible and modular route to PGCE available. We can sign up new students year-round, so you don’t need to wait to start your new teaching adventure, rather than waiting for the next enrollment date. We also take your prior experience of working with children into account, and can offer fast-tracked courses to applicants with relevant experience.
With our team of former SLT-level teachers and our university partners, we’ve developed this course to be an intensive and comprehensive experience for new teachers. By the time you complete our programme, you’ll have two years of classroom-based experience under your belt and you’ll be completely prepared for your new vocation both academically and professionally.
If you take the entire two-year course, you’ll be enrolled on seven modules, all of which will predominantly be taken as digital-learning courses – meaning you can embark on the programme from anywhere in the country. Wherever you are, one of our partner schools will be able to take you on as a member of support staff in your first year, and a fully-fledged trainee teacher in your second year.
If a completely free, salaried, route into teaching sounds right for you, you can find out more about the Engage Teacher Training Programme here.