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Ivybridge Community College

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 at Ivybridge from the start. They get to see start if the year lessons and learn what their NQT year will be like.

    Trainees complete full induction and have a Primary or Secondary School placement arranged for them in the second week.

    Trainees will be in their first placement school for a week before starting their university course and have an open door policy to return any time during the Autumn term.

    Trainees will have a full two week visit in November and a final week in December to support Christmas preparations and seeing the children before their placement in January starts in earnest.

  • Summer term trainees will be in their second placement school.

    Throughout the spring and summer terms trainees will complete four seminar days at university.

    PGCE completion is at the end of June.

    Where candidates secure jobs for September there may be flexibility to work at the start of July in their new school this will be by arrangement with the individual school.

Please note placement schools are discussed and confirmed with trainees as soon as training course offers are accepted. (Earlier applications do afford more flexibility)

Do I qualify for a bursary to support my training?