- A Geography degree (or equivalent) or in some circumstances, a related subject with other Geography bias.
- Maths and English at Grade C or above at GCSE. (Note: an equivalency test is available from the university.)
- Successful completion of the Get Into Teaching Skills Test. We recommend you review GITEP’s Skills Tests Procedure for 2016 Entry.
- Degree at 2:2 or above.
- Involvement with young people, e.g., coaching, youth club.
- Recent connections with Secondary education.
- Recent involvement in Geographical societies, clubs, etc.
- An awareness of issues in Geography education.
Months of entry
Trainees come together with Rebecca Lillington, the Subject Leader, for a weekly opportunity to learn more about the subject and the pedagogy of geography. It is an opportunity to learn from Rebecca, visiting experts and each other.
Visits extend trainees’ subject knowledge and provide ideas for school trips and the value of them. Recent trips have been to the Royal Geographical Society in London where trainees got the opportunity to explore the role of ICT in geography and English Heritage in Swindon where trainees explored the cross curricular opportunities that the archives have. A field trip takes place every year to the Field Studies Centre in Somerset where trainees revisit and redevelop some essential skills linked to physical and human geography.
Sessions normally take place at GITEP Training Room on a Thursday afternoon.
Information for international students
If you have studied outside the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A Levels and an undergraduate degree.
Fees and funding
Please see the finance page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- 01242 505945