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.
- 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:
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.