The Training Programme


Your training will be divided into 4 parts: Core Training Days, University days, Placement 1 and Placement 2. If you are offered a training place, specific information will follow about your timetable, but here we offer general guidance about what you can expect the timetable to entail.

Core Training Days

At the start of the programme, you will experience an intensive, immersive induction into the world of teaching and learning with Core Training Days. Both by developing your existing knowledge, and introducing you to practical concepts and applications in the classroom, you will be encouraged to establish and develop solid foundations in readiness for your school placements.

Here is an example of the programme we offer:

» Professional Training Programme

Areas covered will include:

  • Understanding the curriculum
  • Subject knowledge development
  • Planning
  • Assessment
  • Differentiation
  • Behaviour Management
  • Safeguarding
  • Managing workload and strategies for efficiency

University Days

University days provide a valuable opportunity to study and learn your craft – both subject specific and pedagogy – through collaboration with trainees within and beyond the Alliance.

Placement 1

You will begin with collaborative work and observation, and teaching will range from 25% to 50% by the end of the first placement, combining collaborative and solo training.

Placement 2

During this placement, collaborative and solo teaching will increase to up to 60% by the end of your placement