Transform your future and the lives of young people with expert-led, in-school teacher training.

Our collaboration with Ambition Institute seeks to bring benefits to all secondary educators in the North West region.

Every single day, a remarkable educator has the power to shape the future. Particularly for children who have faced difficult beginnings, a teacher can play a pivotal role in their triumphs. Our Teacher Training programme guides you towards becoming an outstanding educator, one who will ignite a passion for achievement in the upcoming generation.

Join our September 2024 cohort.

  • Qualify as a secondary teacher in 12 months
  • Benefit from evidence-based, flexible learning online and in-person
  • Achieve qualified teacher status (QTS) with a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE)
  • Gain hands-on classroom experience and start your career with confidence

Register your interest for our Initial Teacher Training Course

A great teacher changes the future every day. Especially for children who have had a tough start in life, your career as a teacher can be the critical factor in their success. Our Teacher Training sets you on the path to becoming an excellent teacher, one who will inspire the next generation to succeed.

Benefits for trainees

> Be guided by national experts
Ambition Institute are a leading national education charity that has developed more than 54,000 teachers in over 9,000 schools. Train with us and benefit from our decade’s worth of experience in teacher training.

> Train in one school
You’ll do most of your training in one school, giving you immediate opportunities to practise the theory you’ve learnt in a classroom, supported by teaching experts.

> Be guided by a mentor
You will be paired with an experienced teacher who will make sure you are supported through your training.

> Benefit from blended learning
Benefit from the high-quality academic training you’d expect to get from a university with immersive classroom learning.

> Develop your expertise with evidence-based training
A high-quality curriculum, backed by the latest research and evidence, will help you focus on developing your expertise in your chosen subject.

> Have a balanced workload
Our Teacher Training is designed to build your confidence in the classroom and respect your need for a life away from work.


What does the training include?

This hands-on programme is backed by the latest evidence-based teaching research. You’ll learn the theory of what makes a good teacher and put this learning into practice with your peers and mentor in the classroom. At every
step, you will be supported by experts from our programme.

We have designed the curriculum so that you:

> Focus intensely on areas of teaching we know can be complex and difficult to master.

> Tackle areas right from the beginning of your training.

> Revisit all your learning over time so that you keep improving.

Programme length

This is a 12 month, full-time, postgraduate programme. You may also be
able to do part-time training, spread across 24 months


After you’ve qualified QTS and PGCE

Once you have completed your training, and demonstrated what you have learned in the classroom, you’ll receive qualified teacher status (QTS), this allows you to teach in any school run by a local authority in England.
You also receive a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE), an internationally recognised qualification. The PGCE is worth 60 credits towards a master’s degree.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for our Teacher Training programme are £9,250.
Financial support is available through government bursaries, scholarships, and maintenance loans. There will be a limit on the number of salaried places.
You can find out more about the current funding opportunities here:

Who can apply?

Training is open to anyone who might have an interest in becoming a teacher, has a degree or equivalent and and has permission to work in the UK full-time for the duration of the programme.
To be eligible, you will need:

> An undergraduate degree, 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
> A GSCE grade 4/C or above in English and maths, or equivalent.
> Primary school trainees will also need a GSCE grade 4/C or above in science, or equivalent.

Register your interest for our Initial Teacher Training Course