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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Teach South West FAQ’s

Does the school have to employ the trainee once qualified? 

There is an expectation, but not a guarantee that trainees will be employed as newly qualified teachers (NQT's) in your school alliance once you have qualified.

How do trainees apply for Teach South West? 

Applications are made through UCAS.  Schools will take the lead in interviewing and selecting candidates, but all School Direct candidates must also meet the standard entry requirements of the school's chosen accredited ITT provider, and be approved by the provider.  Recruitment activities should be high quality, open and transparent and will be subject to inspection by Ofsted.

What qualification will the trainees be awarded? 

This depends on the training route undertaken by the trainee and agreed by the school and the accredited ITT provider.

All trainees will be registered onto a QTS programme as a minimum.

All School Direct (tuition-fee) trainees will be registered onto a PGCE (M) PROGRAMME and QTS.

Visit the School Direct website for further information or School Direct

Train to Teach programme overview

  • Our School Direct provider is Exeter University.
  • Autumn term - Trainees are taught at Exeter University, with two weeks at Ivybridge Community College and then a further four weeks at the placement school (one week in September, two weeks in November and one week in December).
  • Spring and summer terms - Trainees are in the placement schools. There are also 3 to 4  seminar days.

Partner schools are selected to best support the trainee by having locations conducive to completing a positive PGCE year.

Do I qualify for a bursary to support my training?