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Train to Teach Programme – Science

Posted 19/04/23
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Teacher Training


West Sussex - Crawley

Beginning 09/23

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Teacher Training

Engage Education has a two-phase Train to Teach programme which allows you to work, earn and learn all at the same time. The course is an alternative route to traditional initial teacher training, and 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, Science, Geography and RE trainee.

About The School:

  • This school is rated OFSTED Good, and provides an exciting and engaging curriculum to meet the individual needs of each of the students and to enable them to achieve their own unique potential. 
  • OFSTED said, "Leaders are committed to ensuring that every pupil gets the best possible school experience. The school’s motto, ‘empowered to achieve, inspired to excel’, drives everything that leaders do."
  • This innovative and successful 11-18 school first opened in September 2004 and has grown year on year. The school currently has over 1400 students in Y7-13, has excellent facilities and is a dynamic learning community
  • Based in Crawley, West Sussex.

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)
  • 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 Athena Japhta
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