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Science Teacher Training with e-Q: a salaried, funded route to Qualified Teacher Status – QTS.

e-Qualitas’ Science teacher training programme creates a community of subject experts, equipped to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Trainee science teachers gain QTS in 1 year, learning ‘on the job’ in a salaried science teaching position within a school. The School Direct and Teaching Apprenticeship Programmes offer an alternative to a full-time university course, with no tuition fees.

Key info:

  • Programme Length: Full time – 12 months + 1 week
  • Next cohort start date: September 2024
  • Qualification: QTS + Level 6 PGTA
  • Training salary: from £20,598 to £25,831
  • Schools can use their apprenticeship levy to cover training fees.

Meet Joanna Igoe, e-Qualitas’ Subject Lead for Secondary Science teacher training:

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There are ten subject specific training days and ten core-based training days all delivered through the subject lens. These are made up of a combination of in-person training, online and self-directed learning.

The course has been designed to cover all aspects of science teaching, including aspects of lab safety as well as making practical work effective. It looks at misconceptions and how we can address these and ensure that they do not affect student understanding. Literacy and numeracy in science are also considered, as well as time devoted to A level subject development and training. During subject specialism sessions we draw on expertise from our Scientist in Residence to enhance understanding of recent advances in practical chemistry and how the research method evolves.

The School Direct programmes and Teaching Apprenticeships run by e-Qualitas are a nationally recognised, work-based routes into teaching.

In addition to working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on successful completion of the course, teaching apprentices will also complete an end-point assessment (EPA) after the summer to consolidate learning from initial teacher training.

Learn more about e-Q’s Secondary Science Teacher training programme from the videos below; including trainee interviews, training day highlights and an interview with e-Qualitas’ Scientist in Residence:
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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