Partnerships for post-16 education
We work with a number of FE colleges, sixth form colleges and private training organisations in the learning and skills sector. They provide our trainee teachers with valuable placement opportunities, and we also work with them to provide part-time courses for trainee teachers.
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Setting-based training for Further Education and Training teachers
Full-time trainees enrolled on our year-long Further Education and Training PGCE and ProfGCE courses must all spend a significant part of their course on placement in colleges or other training environments.
We provide mentor workshops and ongoing support to your staff throughout the placement. We view teacher training as a partnership and are keen to support staff in our partner colleges as much as possible.
Trainee teachers spend at least two days a week from September through to June at their placement, and in some circumstances the placement is extended to May. Initially trainees only observe classes, but they are expected to assist in teaching and then to lead classes as their training progresses.
Read more about the Further Education and Training PGCE and ProfGCE courses.
Partnership for part-time PGCE/Certificate in Education courses
We currently work closely with five local colleges that offer part-time Certificate in Education and PGCE courses.
We developed the courses in partnership with the colleges. We continue to meet regularly with college staff and to work closely together to improve the courses and address any challenges that arise.
The colleges we currently work with are:
- Bexhill College
- East Sussex College Group
- Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
- Plumpton College
- Reigate College.