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Welcome to the Essex Teacher Training website

Essex Teacher Training is a large provider of Initial Teacher Training in the Eastern Region. We offer high quality school-based training routes in Primary, Secondary and Special schools.

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Find out more about our programmes at one of our drop-in sessions in Essex Libraries.

Mon 03 Feb      1000 – 1300     Harlow Library, CM20 1HA
Mon 24 Feb      1000 – 1300     Colchester Library, CO1 1JB
Wed 26 Feb      1000 – 1300     Broomfield Library, CM1 7AH
Mon 02 March  1000 – 1300     Harlow Library, CM20 1HA
Wed 11 March  1000 – 1300     Broomfield Library, CM1 7AH

Applications for 2020 are now open

We would warmly welcome anyone interested in finding out more about teacher training to talk to us. You can search for all our training programmes via Find Postgraduate Teacher Training and then apply through UCAS. Please email us at info@essexteachertraining.co.uk or come and see us at one of the following.

Train to Teach Events

Wed 05 Feb, Train to Teach in Basildon, Willows Primary School, SS14 2EX, 1300-1800
Thurs 06 Feb, Train to Teach, Hilton City Hotel, Cambridge, CB2 3DT, 1600-1900
Tues 25 Feb, Train to Teach, Colchester Town Hall, CO1 1PJ, 1600-1900
Wed 26 Feb, Train to Teach in Havering, Parklands Infants, RM1 4QX, 1430-1730
Wed 18 March, Train to Teach, University of Suffolk, IP3 8AH, 1600-1900
Thurs 26 March, Train to Teach with Loxford Trust, Loxford School, IG1 2UT, 1430-1730

Your route to teaching could be nearer than you think.

We offer training places in schools in Essex, Herts, Suffolk and North London


We offer this 10 month full time route to teaching in partnership with a large number of schools across Essex and its surrounding borders. The programme leads to QTS with PGCE and you need to apply to Essex Teacher Training on UCAS.com

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Assessment Only

If you are currently working as an unqualified teacher in a school then this route to QTS could be for you. If you meet the entry criteria you will enter into an assessment period without the need for further training.

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School Direct

This programme is run in partnership with groups of schools across Essex and its surrounding borders. This 10 month programme is available as a salaried and a non-salaried route. The PGCE is included in the tuition fees but an optional extra for salaried trainees. The salaried programme is offered as both F/T and P/T. You apply direct to our Lead Schools on UCAS.com.

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Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship

This programme is run in partnership with groups of schools across Essex. Similar to School Direct Salaried it is a 12 month FT programme, where once you’ve met QTS you are required to pass an End Point Assessment to complete the apprenticeship.

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