A Modern Foreign Language degree (or equivalent)
Maths and English at Grade C or above at GCSE (N.B. An equivalency tests is available from the university)
Successful completion of National College for Teaching and Leadership Skills Tests
Months of entry
GITEP is a unique collaboration between all the secondary schools in Gloucestershire and the University of Gloucestershire. GITEP offers PGCE, QTS, School Direct and School Direct Salaried routes into teaching.
The GITEP programme is designed to recruit, train and retain the best teachers for our partnership schools. Almost 100 trainees completed the programme last year and all are employed in schools, well over half within our partnership. Employment and completion rates are both well above the national average. Partner schools include some of the highest performing schools in the country, selective schools, comprehensive schools, single sex schools, large urban schools and small rural schools.
Trainees on all routes spend most of their time in schools and the majority of trainers are serving teachers.
Trainees meet with the Subject Leader on a weekly basis to learn more about the subject and the pedagogy of Modern Foreign Languages.. This provides an opportunity to learn from the Subject Leader, visiting experts and each other, sharing highs and lows, resources and lesson ideas. Sessions normally take place at the Subject Leader's school on a Thursday afternoon.
Teaching starts at the 'Parent' placement school following a short period of Professional Studies. Trainees will return to this school in the summer term, having undertaken a 'Twin' placement during the spring term. Trainees work closely with a mentor in each school, learning and developing the skills of planning lessons, teaching and assessing students and how to maximise learning in Modern Foreign Languages.