Primary Teacher Training

GLF Teacher Training aims to train the best primary school teachers in Surrey and beyond.  By being based in a school from day one of your training you will be able to immerse yourself in the job and get to know your host school and pupils really well.  Being part of the school community gives you access to all the support and guidance that you will need in your first step into teaching.

Within our school based training programme we offer two routes into teaching, depending on your circumstances.

  • SCITT core: self funded with the help or bursaries and / or student loans
  • School Direct salaried: you earn a salary whilst you train

Both routes also offer the ability to study for a PGCE with Roehampton University, should you wish.  Both routes also lead to 'Qualified Teacher Status' or QTS.

SCITT core:

This course provides school-led training which offers you a more gradual introduction to teaching with extensive opportunities for lesson observation and co-teaching, as you begin to develop your teaching expertise.

SCITT core courses are funded through tuition fees.  You may be eligible for a maintenance grant or special support, but this will be determined by the Student Loan Company when applications for tuition fee loans are made.  You can also opt to pay the fee independently of financial support.

Key features:

  • £7,000 tuition fees
  • Option for an additonal PGCE qualification at £2,000
  • Funded by student loans, bursaries or independently
  • Scholarships may be available for priority subjects
  • A gradual increase of teaching hours over the year

Please select our Fees and Finance page for more information about funding and bursaries glftt.org/315/fees-finance

School Direct salaried:

This is an employment based route open to high quality graduates who have at least 2 years experience in full time employment (not necessarily within education), making it the perfect option for career changers.  You will be employed by a school as an unqualified teacher whilst you learn on the job.  

Key features:

  • No tuition fees payable (your placement school covers the cost of your training)
  • Earn an unqualified teacher's salary as you train
  • Option for an additonal PGCE qualification (£2,000)
  • Gradual increase in teaching hours over the year but as a unqualified teacher there is a faster progression towards teaching classes than via the tuition fee route.
  • Scholarships may be available for priority subjects
  • Expectation of employment within the host school or our partnership

Please select our Fees and Finance page for more information about funding and bursaries glftt.org/315/fees-finance

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