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…
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)
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