Engage Education
graduate scheme
Expires10 days

Train to Teach Programme

Job description

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. We are working in collaboration with NITE at Coventry University.

Engage Education is an award winning recruitment company that helps teachers, support staff and trainee teachers secure their dream jobs. We ensure to tailor our service to the needs of the individual applicant and do our best to find you the right fit. If you are looking for advice on your options please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We are working with a school is seeking 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

  • The curriculum at this school is designed to ensure strong foundations in fundamental academic subjects and build on these with vocational, expressive and industry relevant studies.
  • They support their taught curriculum with our extended projects offer.
  • OFSTED mentions; ‘Pupils do well in specialist subjects. This, and good careers guidance, ensures that pupils are well prepared for university, further training or the workplace’.
  • Based in Watford, Hertfordshire.

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. Here is a breakdown of Phase two:

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


Engage Education holds regular events with the next Taster Evening event at the end of March. Get in touch to register your interest.

What we are looking for

  • 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 - you must have lived in the UK for at least three years prior to enrollment in order to be eligible

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 6 April 2023

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Closing date:  6 April 2023

Expires10 days

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