Teacher Training for Schools with Engage

We have always put quality training at the heart of our recruitment and support practices, and the launch of our new one-of-a-kind Teacher Training Programme is a logical extension of our commitment to bringing out the best in practising and prospective teachers. Become a partner school with the Engage Teacher Training Programme and be a part of the next generation of teaching in the UK.

Does your school pay the apprenticeship levy?

Schools that pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to use up to £9,000 to cover the cost of training and assessing their graduate trainee.

Course Structure

As graduates who enrol on the Programme have varying levels of previous experience, come from a range of specialties, and learn at different paces, we have developed a flexible route to PGCE and QTS which is split into two broad phases. We will work closely with your school and the graduate trainees to help you decide when your trainees are ready to progress to Phase Two and begin solo teaching your pupils.

Phase Two: Ready to Teach

Phase Two will see students commence their modular PGCE training, working towards the award of QTS by the end of the year. During this period, the graduate trainees will work as Unqualified Teachers, supplying their school with 18 teaching hours per week.

Phase One: Getting Ready to Teach

Graduate trainees will work initially as classroom assistants, gaining valuable classroom and school experience as well as gathering evidence towards the Teachers’ Standards.

Graduate trainees will also begin taking parts of lessons and team-teaching a small number of classes, working towards providing support as a cover teacher for 50% of their timetable.

The Teacher Training Team

The Engage Teacher Training Programme is designed and run by education experts from our Partnership & Development team alongside the university PGCE provider. We’re on hand to answer all of your questions about hiring a specialist graduate for your school.

Benefits of the Teacher Training Programme


“The graduate trainees make a significant contribution to the College and support from Engage is easily accessible.”

Deputy Head St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College



Next steps

Step 1

Fill in our Allocation form below, or contact our Partnership & Development team at training@engage-education.com to let us know that you’re on board.

Step 2

We’ll send you our allocation pack with everything you’ll need to know about your responsibilities as a school partner.

Step 3

Once we’ve confirmed that you meet the requirements, we’ll organise a visit to your school to confirm your place.

Allocation form


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