The current government figures on current teacher training recruitment numbers make for stark reading. These projected figures show a shortfall of 3609 trainee teachers across four of the subjects that will continue to access bursary entitlements from September 2021.

We recognise the importance for all schools to have a practical and sustainable approach to Initial Teacher Training which will enable your trust and school to plan not just for today, but for tomorrow and beyond.

With all PGCE with QTS courses having start dates across the calendar year and in all secondary subjects rather than the traditional September start date, we are here to support you in building a sustainable pipeline of staff across your school.

Subject Projected Number Actual Number
Physics 1,336 575
Chemistry 1,144 835
Maths 3,307 2,195
Computing 621 530
Total 7,744 4,135

Our Bursary+ recruitment model

Our model allows you the flexibility to build a training programme that best fits the classroom experience or academic background of each prospective trainee.

This allows any prospective PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, MATHS and COMPUTING trainee to not only access their bursary entitlement but earn a weekly stipend for the duration of their PGCE with QTS course. This makes a more attractive proposition for the trainee and allowing you to attract the best talent for your school.


This does include a pre course period of employment to allow the prospective trainee to gain experience as a TA or Cover Supervisor within the school ahead of any PGCE with QTS training commencing.


Through this period, you are providing an opportunity for the prospective trainee to become embedded in your wider philosophy and ethos but most importantly of all, become immersed in the real day to day life and experience of working in your fantastic setting.

Why study with the Teacher Training College?

Earn while you learn

Unlike a year of a PGCE you will earn a competitive salary and be comfortable in the knowledge that your salary is yours to do what you wish.

Flexible start dates

If you have school-based experience already we can provide you access to the next intake. If you are a career changer or graduate, we provide you with valuable school-based experience prior to starting your PGCE with QTS.

Classroom experience

Most of your time will be spent in a classroom where you will gain priceless practical experience; preparing you for your career as a teacher.

First class teacher training

You will gain first-class teacher training with a leading university. At the end of the programme, you will achieve PGCE with QTS.
With termly intakes across the year in both primary and secondary level education, now is the time to get in touch and find out more about how we can help you provide your staff the next step in their career.

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Start your teaching career & get paid to qualify

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Do you have a C or above in English and Maths GCSE or equivalent?(Required)
Do you have a C or above in a science or GCSE equivalent?(Required)