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Our Initial Teacher Training (ITT) fee-funded programme allows you to learn on the job as you work towards your qualified teacher status (QTS) recommendation. This non-salaried route is run by Plume Community Teaching Partnership working closely with Tes Institute. You will be based at Plume Academy or one of our partner secondary or primary schools and your pedagogical training will be delivered by Tes Institute.


Initial teacher training (ITT) programmes are popular with students who are hoping to gain a position in their placement  or other local schools  following their training.


Although your training is based in a school, in many ways your training will be similar to training programmes in universities and colleges. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) route is accredited by the University of East London (UEL).

While the majority of ITT programmes lead to a PGCE qualification, you may also opt for our QTS only route, which will fully qualify you to teach in England and Wales.


Entry Requirements

You must have achieved the following minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for the ITT fee-funded route:

1.     You’ll need to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification.

2.     You’ll need to have achieved a standard equivalent to grade C(4), or above, in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics.

3.     If you intend to train to teach pupils aged three to eleven (early years and primary), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C(4), or above, in a GCSE science examination.

To request more information:


Contact ITT Administrator

01621 854681 Ext 8226

You can also request more information with this form:

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