This initial teacher training course equips you to share your passion for English with young people and inspire them to fulfil their potential. English is a core subject in the National Curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4 so there will always be a need for effective and committed English teachers.
The course prepares you for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is an essential qualification for teaching in state-maintained schools. Financial incentives maybe available for those who train in 2016/17, go to The Department for Education website for more information.
The course has two strands. The first strand is based at the University and provides a solid grounding in theory and practical issues. The second strand is based in partner schools where you will undertake practical teaching experience. A high proportion of our trainees subsequently obtain teaching posts in schools where they have completed successful placements.
This programme is also offered as part of our School Direct route.
The University of Sunderland is one of only 25 'outstanding' teacher-training institutions in the UK, according to Ofsted. So you can be confident that our courses are excellent preparation for a satisfying and rewarding career.
The University of Sunderland has a proven record of “Good” and “Outstanding” Newly Qualified Teachers who remain in teaching creating a passionate and quality workforce.
In addition to Government bursaries, students on this course are also eligible for many of the University of Sunderland scholarships. Full details of the Sunderland scholarships available to you can be found on the entry requirements tab of this course.
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