JAN 01] UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK NEWS
Flexible Course To Fast Track New Teachers
can now be trained in just ten weeks following the launch of a
new flexible course by the University of Warwick.
the school placement elements, the course can take up to two
years, depending on the applicants’ circumstances.
by the Institute of Education, the first trainees will be taken
on in September.
course will initially cover the following secondary subjects:
economics and business studies, English and drama, mathematics,
modern foreign languages, religious education, and science.
spokesman Peter Dunn said the course offers a range of
said it allows trainees to continue with work or family care
while they study, and also attracts the training salary of £6,000.
new programme will particularly appeal to mature students who
would like to the opportunity to train to be a teacher whilst
fulfilling work or family commitments.
already attracts a large amount of mature teacher trainees, 40
per cent are aged 25 or over.”
placements would take place in one of more than 300 schools that
Warwick's Institute of Education has strong partnerships with
across the region, from Wolverhampton to Northampton, Banbury
students for the course would need the same qualifications as
for a standard PGCE: GCSE grade C or better in Mathematics and
English, and a good honours degree which is at least 50 per cent
relevant in content to the subject applicants wish to teach.
Local Education Authority normally pay course fees and the
students would receive the training salary of £6,000 in two
payments, £3,000 at the start of the course and £3,000 at the
teachers are in employment, shortage subjects also attract a
bonus of £4000.
university's Institute of Education will be mounting a special
open day to explain the background to this course, along with
all their other teacher training programmes, on Tuesday 23rd
January from 9.30am to 4pm.
interested in attending part of that day should contact June
Morris on 024 7652 8148.