Topic outline

  • QES 2017-2018

    Teacher Training, Taster Days & Placements 

    • ITE Secondary PGCE (UoC)


    • ITE NQT Induction


    • Taster Days

      These one day introductions provide an opportunity to visit our school and experience your own subject area. They are free and you will be provided with a certificate and transcript of your day. Please see our Sample English Taster Day to gain an idea of how your day will be structured.

      For Taster Day dates please enquire via the below email address.

      To book a Taster Day, please complete the application form and then email your completed form to our PGCE Administrator Ellie Clifton at

    • Placements

      These one week certificated placements are intended for those who are seriously contemplating applying for a Teacher Training course and entering the teaching profession. Teacher Training providers will expect you to have spent at least one week in a school (and ideally two contrasting schools) within recent months and be able to communicate about the reality of working in a school.

      We will provide you with a range of opportunities to engage with your subject area and the wider life of the school, giving you a genuinely valuable experience and ample evidence to support a teacher training application.

      There is a cost of £100 for this placement which is payable on application. You will be provided with a Placement Journal to record your reflections and findings together with a certificate of completion and transcript of the week's activities.

      To book a placement, please complete the application below and follow the posting instructions on the form itself.