Primary & Secondary Courses

We offer a wide range of courses for primary (age 5-11) and secondary (age 11-16 with post-16 enhancement).

 

The programme with NIoT@Inspiration Trust is partnered with the University of Birmingham for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) element of the programme. The University of Birmingham is the validating university and has responsibility for awarding the PGCE. This is taught alongside your school placement through study sessions at our Teaching School Hub in Norwich. This qualification is gained in addition to Qualified Teacher Status. 

 

Subjects

Primary General (28P6)

Our full-time programmes last for one academic year, from September to July. As a trainee teacher, you’ll be based at one of our partner schools, where you’ll learn to teach alongside expert classroom practitioners in an exciting, vibrant environment. 

During the course you will spend one day a week at Core Training. This will be a blended model of online and face-to-face sessions, based at one of our regional campuses closest to you.  This is a school-centred, immersive programme where you will be teaching across the year, the rest of your week is spent in your school placements.

The training sessions are facilitated by our expert practitioners who will model outstanding planning, teaching and assessment to support your development as a teacher. You will have lots of opportunities to interact and learn from peers from across subjects and phases.

There are a number of Subject-specific training days as part of the Core Training which includes the following content as a minimum:

* Maths 
* English - writing and spoken language 
* Religious education and PSHE
* Introduction to systematic synthetic phonics, including Read, Write Inc.
* Science
* History
* Geography
* Design and Technology
* Art
* Music
* Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 

Assessment and Accreditation

* The National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) programme leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through the NIoT (an accredited provider), with PGCE and Master’s Level Credits awarded in partnership with the University of Birmingham. 

* As a trainee teacher, you will be assessed holistically against the NIoT Curriculum, across the training year in both your school-based training and Core Training. By the end of the course, this will enable you to demonstrate that you have met the Teachers’ Standards as required for QTS. 

* The elements that make up the holistic assessment include: mentor reports; evidence of application in practice; subject and curriculum knowledge; completion of Intensive Training and Practice (IT&P) reflections; attendance and punctuality; professional behaviours; mathematics and English proficiencies; engagement and input in training and a final assessment panel presentation.

* The PGCE element of the programme is assessed by: master’s level assignments; school experience.
Course arrangements and content may be subject to change in line with training partnerships with DfE requirements.

Secondary Biology with Science (2KGW)

The training sessions are facilitated by our expert practitioners who will model outstanding planning, teaching and assessment to support your development as a teacher. You will have lots of opportunities to interact and learn from peers from across subjects and phases.

There are a number of Subject-specific training days as part of the Core Training which includes the following content as a minimum:

* Lesson Planning/Subject Knowledge 1 
* Behaviour for Learning: Science/Subject Knowledge 2 
* Questioning/Active AFL/Subject Knowledge 3
* Literacy and Numeracy in Science/Subject Knowledge 4
* Teaching for Exam Success: Assessment Objectives/Subject Knowledge 6
* Teaching for Exam Success: Required Practicals/Subject Knowledge 6
* A-Level Science
* Curriculum intent, implementation and Impact/Subject Knowledge 7
* Observing good practice
* Engaging and Enthusing in Science

Assessment and Accreditation

* The National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) programme leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through the NIoT (an accredited provider), with PGCE and Master’s Level Credits awarded in partnership with the University of Birmingham. 

* As a trainee teacher, you will be assessed holistically against the NIoT Curriculum, across the training year in both your school-based training and Core Training. By the end of the course, this will enable you to demonstrate that you have met the Teachers’ Standards as required for QTS. 

* The elements that make up the holistic assessment include: mentor reports; evidence of application in practice; subject and curriculum knowledge; completion of Intensive Training and Practice (IT&P) reflections; attendance and punctuality; professional behaviours; mathematics and English proficiencies; engagement and input in training and a final assessment panel presentation.

* The PGCE element of the programme is assessed by: master’s level assignments; school experience.
Course arrangements and content may be subject to change in line with training partnerships with DfE requirements.

Secondary Chemistry with Science (2KGZ)

Our full-time programmes last for one academic year, from September to July. As a trainee teacher, you’ll be based at one of our partner schools, where you’ll learn to teach alongside expert classroom practitioners in an exciting, vibrant environment. 

During the course you will spend one day a week at Core Training. This will be a blended model of online and face-to-face sessions, based at one of our regional campuses closest to you.  This is a school-centred, immersive programme where you will be teaching across the year, the rest of your week is spent in your school placements.

The training sessions are facilitated by our expert practitioners who will model outstanding planning, teaching and assessment to support your development as a teacher. You will have lots of opportunities to interact and learn from peers from across subjects and phases.

There are a number of Subject-specific training days as part of the Core Training which includes the following content as a minimum:

* Lesson Planning/Subject Knowledge 1 
* Behaviour for Learning: Science/Subject Knowledge 2 
* Questioning/Active AFL/Subject Knowledge 3
* Literacy and Numeracy in Science/Subject Knowledge 4
* Teaching for Exam Success: Assessment Objectives/Subject Knowledge 6
* Teaching for Exam Success: Required Practicals/Subject Knowledge 6
* A-Level Science
* Curriculum intent, implementation and Impact/Subject Knowledge 7
* Observing good practice
* Engaging and Enthusing in Science

Assessment and Accreditation

* The National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) programme leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through the NIoT (an accredited provider), with PGCE and Master’s Level Credits awarded in partnership with the University of Birmingham. 

* As a trainee teacher, you will be assessed holistically against the NIoT Curriculum, across the training year in both your school-based training and Core Training. By the end of the course, this will enable you to demonstrate that you have met the Teachers’ Standards as required for QTS. 

Secondary English (2KG2)

Our full-time programmes last for one academic year, from September to July. As a trainee teacher, you’ll be based at one of our partner schools, where you’ll learn to teach alongside expert classroom practitioners in an exciting, vibrant environment. 

During the course you will spend one day a week at Core Training. This will be a blended model of online and face-to-face sessions, based at one of our regional campuses closest to you.  This is a school-centred, immersive programme where you will be teaching across the year, the rest of your week is spent in your school placements.

The training sessions are facilitated by our expert practitioners who will model outstanding planning, teaching and assessment to support your development as a teacher. You will have lots of opportunities to interact and learn from peers from across subjects and phases.

There are a number of Subject-specific training days as part of the Core Training which includes the following content as a minimum:

*The English Curriculum at KS3
*Assessment in English
*The English Curriculum at KS4
*Teaching Writing and Redrafting
*The World of Shakespeare
*Planning English lessons for the needs of all pupils
*Teaching Poetry (KS3 and KS4)
*Literacy and Developing a Love of Reading
*Scheme of Work planning
*An Introduction to KS5

Assessment and Accreditation

* The National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) programme leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through the NIoT (an accredited provider), with PGCE and Master’s Level Credits awarded in partnership with the University of Birmingham. 

* As a trainee teacher, you will be assessed holistically against the NIoT Curriculum, across the training year in both your school-based training and Core Training. By the end of the course, this will enable you to demonstrate that you have met the Teachers’ Standards as required for QTS. 

* The elements that make up the holistic assessment include: mentor reports; evidence of application in practice; subject and curriculum knowledge; completion of Intensive Training and Practice (IT&P) reflections; attendance and punctuality; professional behaviours; mathematics and English proficiencies; engagement and input in training and a final assessment panel presentation.

* The PGCE element of the programme is assessed by: master’s level assignments; school experience.
Course arrangements and content may be subject to change in line with training partnerships with DfE requirements.

Secondary Geography (H857)

As a Geography teacher, you will be passionate about developing young people into global citizens with a rich knowledge of our ever-changing world. 

You will learn how to design and deliver a knowledge-rich Geography curriculum based on the most up-to-date, evidence-informed practice. You will learn the conceptual basis of the subject and how to build students’ knowledge of locations, places, human and physical processes and fieldwork. Throughout the course, you will understand how to embed key concepts like human-environment interactions, varying viewpoints and sustainability within your teaching. We believe in developing teachers who give students the highest quality geographical education, teaching powerful geographical knowledge which will allow them to take full part in salient contemporary debates and live lives with a greater understanding of the world.

Is there financial help?

Fee-paying trainees will be eligible for a bursary of £15,000 to help fund the course. You can find more information about funding and bursaries on the Get Into Teaching website.

You may be able to apply for a student loan to help pay your tuition fee or living costs. Please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for further information.

Secondary History (389Y)

This course will make you confident in teaching a knowledge-rich history curriculum where pupils become fascinated by the stories of the past, curious about their complexity and secure in chronological frameworks.

You will teach pupils to navigate their way around the past, construct arguments and pose their own powerful questions. You will learn about how the conceptual structure of discipline - causation, change, continuity, similarity, and difference - can shape historical arguments. Throughout you will learn how to develop pupils’ literacy and language to ensure that they present their arguments cogently and succinctly in well-structured extended writing.

You will also learn how to assess the security of pupils’ historical knowledge, diagnosing specific gaps or problems with precision. You will be trained in how to build pupils’ historical knowledge through exciting storytelling, clear explanations and posing thought-provoking questions. These questions will include consideration of diverse interpretations of the past, so that pupils learn how and why the past has been remembered differently and develop their own thoughtful conversations about how we understand it.

Is there financial help?

You may be able to apply for a student loan to help pay your tuition fee or living costs. Please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for further information.

Secondary Maths (38B3)

As a mathematics teacher, you will be passionate about the value of maths for every individual, and believe in the mathematical potential of everyone.

You do not necessarily need to have a maths degree for the course, but you will need a degree in a subject that includes a significant amount of maths. Trainees explore how students learn maths most effectively and how students remember what they learn. You learn what this looks like in the classroom and what this means for pedagogy, enabling you to fully understand your expertise in maths and communicate it to others. 

There is an emphasis on understanding both the nature of maths and the mathematical knowledge which is essential to learn before tackling more challenging concepts. You will deepen your knowledge of maths, particularly by focusing on aspects of the subject that might not be your specialism. You will survey a range of educational research which will shape your teaching practice as you develop a better professional understanding of learning, reading and memory. 

Is there financial help?

Fee-paying trainees will be eligible for a bursary of £24,000 to help fund the course. You could also apply for a scholarship of £26,000. You can find more information about funding and bursaries on the Get Into Teaching website.

You may be able to apply for a student loan to help pay your tuition fee or living costs - please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for further information.

Secondary Modern Foreign Languages (38B4)

You should have a belief in the emancipatory power of languages. As you will be teaching language at A-level standard by the end of your training, you will likely either be a native speaker in the language or have studied to a degree level.

This course will develop you as a scholarly and able practitioner; a confident leading voice within the field. You will learn how to plan and sequence language learning in such a way that pupils rapidly enjoy confident control of grammatical structures, wide vocabulary, and colloquial idioms. With guided critical reflection and training in the professional practice you will learn how to teach Spanish and/or French well. 

You will have the opportunity to observe pioneering professionals at work and discuss with them the challenges and opportunities you experience. You will survey educational research which will shape your teaching practice, and learn about language acquisition and common misconceptions that pupils develop, how these can be predicted, and overcome

Is there financial help?

Fee-paying trainees will be eligible for a bursary of £25,000 to help fund the course. You can find more information about funding and bursaries on the Get Into Teaching website.

You may be able to apply for a student loan to help pay your tuition fee or living costs. Please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for further information.

Secondary Physics with Science (38B6)

This course is for passionate physicists who are keen to empower young people in a society increasingly driven by science. You may have just finished at university, worked to some capacity in schools already, or spent time in industry and want to share your experience. 

The ability to think scientifically is necessary for pupils to fluently interpret the world and solve problems. Above all else, physics is a subject of great beauty, of simple patterns that lead to staggering outcomes. With a clear focus on cognitive psychology and knowledge-rich curriculum, you will develop a highly-effective teaching style. We want you centre stage, enthusing about physics, carefully selecting the key knowledge and using a variety of assessment techniques. 

We want to help you ensure that pupils not only understand physics but remember it for all time. YOu will learn to lead exciting class practical and demonstrations with precision, and be trained in a purpose-built lab before taking your skills to schools. You will complete the course ready to join the wider teaching and scientific community as an able practitioner, research-led and confident in practical work.

Is there financial help?

Fee-paying trainees will be eligible for a bursary of £24,000 to help fund the course. You could also apply for a scholarship of £26,000. You can find more information about funding and bursaries on the Get Into Teaching website.

You may be able to apply for a student loan to help pay your tuition fee or living costs - please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for further information.

Secondary: Religious Education (J880)

As a teacher of Religious Education, you will be passionate about developing religiously literate young people; this means enabling them to have intelligent and informed conversations about the changing religious landscape across the globe.

You will learn how to design and deliver a knowledge-rich RE curriculum based on the most up-to-date, evidence-informed practice. You will benefit from working with our groundbreaking curriculum, which embraces worldviews and multidisciplinary approach. You will learn how to enable students to build a deep understanding of religious and non-religious worldviews using the disciplines of History, Theology, Philosophy and the Social Sciences.

You will build a broad knowledge base that will include Greek and modern philosophy, the Dharmic and Abrahamic traditions and key scholars from the social sciences. In addition, you will learn how to guide your students towards understanding that religion is hugely diverse. Therefore, it is important to both teach classical ideas and challenge those ideas from a diverse range of voices. Those diverse voices include Black and Womanist Theologies and Ambedkar’s Buddhist Dalit movement. Finally, you will guide your students to a growing realisation that religious worldviews often do not fit the boxes created by European scholars in the 19th century.

Is there financial help?

You may be able to apply for a student loan to help pay your tuition fee or living costs. Please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for further information.

Secondary Computing (2T3F)

Our full-time programmes last for one academic year, from September to July. As a trainee teacher, you’ll be based at one of our partner schools, where you’ll learn to teach alongside expert classroom practitioners in an exciting, vibrant environment. 

During the course you will spend one day a week at Core Training. This will be a blended model of online and face-to-face sessions, based at one of our regional campuses closest to you.  This is a school-centred, immersive programme where you will be teaching across the year, the rest of your week is spent in your school placements.

The training sessions are facilitated by our expert practitioners who will model outstanding planning, teaching and assessment to support your development as a teacher. You will have lots of opportunities to interact and learn from peers from across subjects and phases.

There are a number of Subject-specific training days as part of the Core Training which includes the following content as a minimum:

*Tech savvy teaching: Digital literacy for teachers and students 
*Knowledge enhancement: Data representation 
* Knowledge enhancement: Programming constructs 
* Knowledge enhancement: Algorithm design KS3 - KS4
* Knowledge enhancement: Hardware and processing 
* Knowledge enhancement: Modelling data with spreadsheets and data science 
* Knowledge enhancement: Programming constructs
* Knowledge enhancement: Sort and search algorithms
* Creative computing/Cultural capital outside the classroom
* Economic content in business

Assessment and Accreditation

* The National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) programme leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through the NIoT (an accredited provider), with PGCE and Master’s Level Credits awarded in partnership with the University of Birmingham. 

* As a trainee teacher, you will be assessed holistically against the NIoT Curriculum, across the training year in both your school-based training and Core Training. By the end of the course, this will enable you to demonstrate that you have met the Teachers’ Standards as required for QTS.