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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.

Applications for September 2021

We would warmly welcome anyone interested in finding out more about teacher training to talk to us.  Please contact us.

You can search for all our training programmes via Find Postgraduate Teacher Training and then apply through UCAS.

Recruitment Events

Thursday Train to Teach 1-2-1 Info Events


10 June 2021, 17 June 2021, 24 June 2021
01 July 2021, 08 July 2021, 15 July 2021, 22 July 2021

Join us for an online chat to find out more about training to teach.  15 minute time-slots available.  Contact us to book. (Times allocated at random but if you need a particular time, please let us know.  Don’t forget to say which date)

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 UK 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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