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e-Qualitas’ ITT Partnership Manager James Fazzani shares a round-up of the key discounts and benefits available to trainees enrolled on the Teaching Apprenticeship and Schools Direct programmes.

“A teacher training year is a rewarding experience, not least because it leads to Qualified Teacher Status and often directly to a role within education.

In addition to this, I am pleased to let trainees know that they are also eligible to receive multiple perks, benefits and discounts while they work towards their QTS…

Totum Pro

e-Qualitas Trainees are eligible to sign up for TOTUM PRO membership, enabling them to receive a wide range of discounts – with 350+ brands offering significant savings.

All offers available to TOTUM PRO members can be found in the PRO category at TOTUM.COM. Please follow this link to sign up and access discounts.

e-Qualitas have been created by the National Union of Students (NUS), so money we raise via the discount card helps to fund the National Society for Apprentices, which will serve to represent our trainees’ needs and those of all vocational learners.

Trainline Rail Card

The Trainline Railcard provides trainees with a Digital Railcard enabling them to receive 33% off off the price of  train tickets during their Teacher Training.

Trainees living in London Boroughs can also receive a 30% discount on TfL transport journeys with an Apprentice Oyster Card (more info at tfl.gov.uk)

Additional Support

Trainees who are receiving any existing benefits (mental health support etc) may also also eligible to receive support during their training. The following gov.uk document provides additional information: www.e-Qualitas.co.uk/apprenticeship-support

I hope that this information will come in handy to all of our new cohort during the months ahead. On behalf of the whole e-Qualitas team, I wish new trainees all the best as they prepare to begin their ITT programmes.”

If you’re a current e-Qualitas trainee and have any questions regarding your ITT, or any of the information in this article, contact our team using initialteachertraining@e-Qualitas.co.uk

James Fazzani,
ITT Partnerships Manager

What our teachers say about us...

I have most enjoyed the deep-dives in each of the subjects. You've got all the of the expertise of the Subject Leads, and tutors - you can go and ask them questions. It is a culture and an environment where you have all the expertise and experience at your fingertips that you could need.

Sian - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

As part of the teacher training programme, so many doors and windows of knowledge are opening. Last term's focus was on assessment, which has been transformative for me. I am now able to look at what my children know, what they need to know and then adapt my practice based on the knowledge they've demonstrated. It's made me a better teacher, because I can adapt my practice to suit everybody.

Dan - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

Coming to e-Qualitas and going to the training days has given me the confidence to take lead in the classroom and when working with my support staff.

Cherelle - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

This has been a great, supportive programme because I get the freedom to come up with plans and then see them in action with my students. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

Kellie - Secondary English Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

I'm really lucky at my school that I have a fantastic mentor and really supportive science staff, so I am getting on-the-job advice all the time. Talking to other trainees about what has worked is very useful, because they are at the same level of experience as me and their advice is great too.

Alison - Secondary Biology Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What schools say about us...

Working in partnership with e-Qualitas has allowed us to put into place a system to support new members of staff in school. It's about focusing on developing individual teachers and supporting them through the teacher training programme.

Mr Tony McCabe - Head Teacher - St Joseph's RC School

What our teachers say about us...

The in-person training sessions have been great and have fostered a brilliant sense of community among trainees, who are from different parts of the country. We've had a lovely mix of practical and theory - enabling us to put into practice everything we've been discussing.

Shikiera - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

My subject knowledge has definitely improved from working with the Subject Leads; building my understanding of substantive disciplinary knowledge. I feel I am able to talk to the Subject Leads after each training session to discuss each training session in more detail. My subject lead has been so helpful with my learning sequences.

Masooma - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

The workload on the training programme is demanding, though it is manageable.The training and communication that you receive from e-Qualitas makes the workload both acceptable and convenient. Thumbs up, I am looking forward!

Bugra - Secondary Maths Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

My teaching skills have improved so much during the training year. My tutor and my mentor worked really hard with me, and I am really thankful for the efforts they made to make me the teacher I am today. My Subject Lead taught me so much, for example how to scaffold a lesson - making sure the whole class is engaged with tasks.

Amara - Secondary Maths Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What schools say about us...

One of the most important things we do is appoint the right members of staff, with the right mindset and ability to form relationships with young people. The brilliant concept of the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme is that you can identify talent in members of staff currently within school.

Mr Tony McCabe - Head Teacher - St Joseph's RC School