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Train to Teach Programme – Science

Posted 12/01/23
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£13,650 - £14,625

Teacher Training


London - Merton

Beginning 01/23

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Teacher Training – Science

Engage Education is working with a Secondary School in Merton that offers a postgraduate-level qualification leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), no tuition fees, and the opportunity to earn while you learn.

This school is seeking an English trainee, Maths Trainee and a Science trainee. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a school that offers a phenomenal range of opportunities for their trainees.

About The School:

  • Ofsted rate Good School
  • High performing mixed secondary school and sixth form sports academy that keeps all children at their very centre.
  • School has excellent facilities and the most up-to-date resources for technology, and sports, and is deeply involved in the local community.
  • Based in Merton.

What does the training entail?

This program will run over two phases. In your first phase, you will work full time in a local school as a member of Support Staff, while receiving online and in-person support from our Partnership and Development team to prepare you for your training programme. This first phase will include CPD on:

  • Knowledge of The Teachers' Standards
  • Understanding of The Teachers' Standards
  • Reflective Summary of Learning linked to The Teachers' Standards

By the end of Phase One, you’ll be ready to start teaching!

Phase Two of the course gives you the essential knowledge and skills to excel in your teaching career. You will work as a teacher while studying for your PGCE and QTS assessment with the National Institute of Teaching and Education (NITE) at Coventry University. You will be paid in line with the national scale for unqualified teachers.

The modules included are:

  • Behaviour and Classroom Management
  • Curriculum Delivery and Assessment
  • Development of The Teachers' Standards
  • Evidence of practical teaching practice


  • Paid as a TA in Phase 1, Unqualified teacher in Phase 2
  • Get paid to do your PGCE
  • Gain certified Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Train in a school you love and continue working there once you’ve qualified
  • Exclusive professional and personal Engage benefits

To be considered for enrolment, applicants must have:

  • Undergraduate Honours degree
  • GCSE Level 4 (Grade C) in English, Maths (for Secondary trainees) plus Science (for Primary Trainees)
  • Must have a desire and passion for becoming a teacher and working in secondary education on a long-term basis.
  • The right to work in UK

Application Process

Do you feel you meet the criteria for this exciting opportunity?

If so, please either apply below or contact Engage Education directly

Posted by Tersia Tobin
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