Ready to change lives? – Train to Teach

King Edward’s Consortium (KEC) is the no.1 school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) provider in the country (The Good Teacher Training Guide, 2017). KEC has trained teachers since 2004. It comprises of 23 excellent schools in the Birmingham area.

KEC trainees are primarily in schools from day one. KEC trainees are gather weekly at the KEC training centre. 100% of KEC graduate trainee teachers cohort entered teaching employment in September 2019.

You can choose to train to teach in:

Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Design & Technology, English, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, PE, Physics and Primary.

KEC programmes include:

  • Masters Level Study
  • School Direct QTS (Salaried or self-funded)
  • ITT Course structure
  • NQT Support and Development Conference

What we are looking for

The King Edward’s Consortium seeks to recruit applicants who:

  • hold a degree and/or have significant work experience which is a good match with their chosen teaching subject;
  • have a passion for their subject;
  • are able to work effectively with young people;
  • are confident, motivated and well-organised;
  • can work constructively with other people in a team;
  • are self-aware and open to learning;
  • are able to communicate in accurate, confident written and spoken Standard English;
  • reveal insights into teaching and learning;
  • express a long-term commitment to teaching as a career;
  • wish to take up  teaching employment in England (usually in KEC or other local schools) at the end of the programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess qualifications as follows:

  • A standard equivalent to grade 4 or above (e.g. grade C or above) at GCSE in English language and mathematics (or overseas equivalent);
  • A degree (2.2 or above) of a United Kingdom higher education institution (or overseas equivalent), at least 50% of which should be directly related to your chosen teaching subject.  If your degree is not a good match with your chosen teaching subject you will need evidence of significant work experience in a relevant field.

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