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As part of Supporting Education Group, we’re able to offer a complete career pathway for school and academy staff.  Whether you are an aspiring teacher, an early career teacher or an experienced school leader, we have a suite of fully-funded qualifications to help you succeed.

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Initial Teacher Training

Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Choose from fee-funded or apprenticeship Initial Teacher Training (ITT) pathways. With specialisms in primary, SEN and secondary.

Postgraduate Teacher Training:

  • Offers practical training in our partner schools with the support of skilled BPN colleagues and delivery partners. Successful completion of the programme leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Trainees are required to fund the training themselves however student loans are available.
  • Bursaries & grants are available to support both trainees and host schools.

Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship:

  • Is an alternative to traditional university-based teacher training. Trainee teachers are employed by a school while learning on the job.
  • Trainees do not pay fees as funding comes by way of the Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Bursaries are available to support both trainees and host schools.
Early Career Framework

Early Career Framework

This course is fully funded by the Department for Education. The first years of a teacher’s career are vitally important for professional development and the best time to develop good habits and effective teaching strategies. Flexibly delivered with the time constraints of an Early Career Teacher in mind, the programme comprehensively delivers all the content of the Early Career Framework and slots neatly into the schedule of an early career teacher.

  • Face-to-face and online webinars with leading experts
  • Regular meetings with an in-school mentor
  • Self-study featuring rich multimedia content including videos, practical tasks and discussion activities.

Specialist National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

Four specialist NPQs, each targeting a specific area of school development that needs its own leadership and direction. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to have a real lasting impact on these important school areas.

Anyone with a burning passion for one of the four specialist areas wishing to expand their knowledge and understanding should look to apply. Full scholarships are available.

  • Leading Teaching
  • Leading Behaviour and Culture
  • Leading Teacher Development
  • Leading Literacy

This includes experienced leaders in senior positions and those who already hold specialist area positions. Each programme gives these leaders the depth in understanding needed to improve school and pupil outcomes.

Leadership NPQs

Leadership National Professional Qualifications (NPQs):

Successful senior leaders need a well-rounded view of school leadership, going beyond just current areas of responsibility. Each NPQ allows you to fill any knowledge gaps and is vital preparation for moving into both senior and strategic roles.

  • Senior Leadership
  • Headship
  • Executive Leadership

We encourage both current and aspiring leaders to apply for their chosen NPQ programme. Aspiring school leaders gain the knowledge and skills needed to progress into their new roles.

Current school leaders make up a large proportion of our participants. They benefit from being able to update and hone their leadership styles according to the latest evidence and research. To be eligible, please bear in mind that you will need at least 2 full years teaching experience. Full scholarships available.

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