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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 our provider, Exeter University, as detailed in our Teach South West Entry Requirements.   Recruitment activities are high quality, open and transparent and will be subject to inspection by Ofsted.

What qualification will the trainees be awarded? 

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

All School Direct (tuition-fee) trainees will be registered onto an Exeter PGCE (M) PROGRAMME with QTS.


Train to Teach programme overview

  • Our School Direct provider is Exeter University.
  • Autumn term - Trainees are taught at Exeter University, with one week at Ivybridge Community College and then a further four weeks at the placement school (two weeks 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?