The minimum entry requirements are:
- A degree at classification 2:2 or above (a proportion of which is in the subject you wish to teach)
- Grade C or above in GCSE Maths
- Grade C or above in GCSE English
Months of entry
Mid Essex is a school-based Initial Teacher Training scheme. This means that you will undertake most of your training within a local Essex school environment. We will train you to teach at secondary school level and, after successfully completing the course, you will be awarded QTS and a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE), accredited by the University of Greenwich.
We have over 20 years of experience of teacher training and over 500 teachers have trained with us. We are unique in that all our training is run by experienced, practising teachers. We are based at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form and have links with over 20 secondary schools around Essex.
Information for international students
You can find out more about training here.
Fees and funding
How much does it cost?
The tuition fee to train as a teacher with Mid Essex ITT is £9,000. It is comparable with universities and other ITT providers.
How can I pay the £9,000?
You can apply for a loan from Student Finance England. They will pay the money directly to Mid Essex ITT to cover your fees. You will only have to repay the loan after April 2020 if you are earning over £21,000. You will receive interest on the loan at the Rate of Inflation + 3%.
Will I get paid?
School Direct “salaried” trainees do receive a salary. This is an on-the-job programme that allows you to qualify as a teacher and pays a salary while you work. The amount will depend on your subject. Trainees in maths, physics and computing could earn between £21,000 and £25,000. The school will cover the cost of your training to become a qualified teacher too.
Is there any funding?
Yes! Many subjects are eligible for a tax-free bursary of up to £26,000. This does not have to be paid back. The amount of funding depends on the subject you intend to teach, your degree classification or highest relevant academic qualification. You do not need to apply for a bursary – if you are enrolled on a non-salaried postgraduate course and meet the eligibility criteria, you will begin receiving payments at the beginning of your course.
Scholarships of £28,000 are available in Chemistry, Computing, Geography, Languages and Physics for some trainees too. These prestigious awards are aimed at high-quality graduates with a 2:1 or first-class degree. The scholarship will be instead of the standard bursary, but trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will still be eligible for the standard bursaries.
Qualification and course duration
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Course contact details
- Sophie Allchin
- 01376 556 398