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Teacher Training

Franklin College has a range of Initial Teacher Training placements available to highly motivated and enthusiastic graduates through the Schools Direct initiative for the academic year 2021-22.


The Schools Direct scheme is a well-respected collaboration between schools, colleges and higher education providers across the Humber region. The institutions work closely together to offer high quality placements and tuition which upon successful completion will lead to gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which is essential when applying for NQT positions. 



How does it work?

The first two weeks of this programme of study will be spent with a Higher Education provider looking at education theory and preparing you for your placement in college. You will then spend four days per week at Franklin College observing, teaching and being supported by your experienced mentor and one day with your Higher Education Provider.

Your subject mentor will support and guide you throughout your time at Franklin College to ensure you have a valuable experience and have every opportunity to make exceptional progress towards becoming a teacher.

As the year progresses, your teaching hours per week will gradually increase from 4.5 hours to 9 hours in the first term then to 12 hours in the second term and 15 hours in the third and final term. Teaching hours will be constantly reviewed to ensure they are appropriate and manageable. 

The first and third terms of the year will be spent at Franklin College and term two will be at another Humber Training School. You will also benefit from two one week placements at both a Primary School and a University to help gain experience of secondary transitions. 


How To Apply?

All applicants for one of the Franklin College placements must possess a second class undergraduate degree or higher alongside GCSE grades C or above in Maths or English.  All initial teacher training places are advertised through a single portal, operated by UCAS, please see their website for details. 

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Financial Help

Training is funded by a tuition fee paid by the trainee which is £9,250 for the academic year 2021-22. There are however, incentives available for a range of subjects up to £28,000 tax free.

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If you would like to come for a look around the college please contact us and we would be happy to show you around and talk about your application.


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