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Initial Teacher Training 

Our ITT places for September 2024 are now open! 

You will be able to find teacher training places here and apply by visiting the DfE 'Apply' system. Search for provider code 1EX, Greenwood Academies Trust.

We want the very best for our fantastic children and are looking for future teachers from all walks of life, who are as diverse and vibrant as the communities we serve. Train to become a teacher with the Greenwood Academies Trust and you will benefit from a tailored package of support and development from outstanding, experienced teachers and tutors.

In partnership with our accredited providers, we offer a wide range of primary, secondary and SEND teacher training places to start in September 2024. Based in one of our academies, trainees will study for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Masters credits, and a QTS award.

Trainees attend lectures and seminars with the accredited provider typically one day a week, with the rest of the time spent 'hands on' in the academy.  You will be assigned an academy-based Subject Mentor and Professional Tutor who will meet with you on a weekly basis to provide ongoing guidance and support. You are part of the team from day one!

A contrasting placement in a second setting is arranged for you and is undertaken during the Spring term. This will provide a broader view of educational issues and experiences.

We have a great track record. Since 2013 we have successfully trained over 220 teachers, with many former trainees now in positions of leadership. 

Get all the information you need about a career in teaching and how to get there, including bursaries and finance, by visiting the Get Into Teaching website.

If you would like to develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching profession, register for this free 'Becoming a Teacher' course with the Open University 

For further information, contact Theresa Ford, People Adviser - Early Careers, or call 0115 7483310 Option 1.


Do you want to teach a subject that isn’t directly related to your Degree?

Don’t worry! If you want to train to teach Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computing or Languages, Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are available. These can be fully funded and you may also be entitled to a bursary whilst studying. You need to apply for and be offered a School Direct place before starting a SKE course, so please keep this timeframe in mind.  



In order to apply you must have: 

  • An understanding of teaching in a UK mainstream classroom  
  • GCSE grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) in English and maths (and science for Primary trainees)
  • Degree at 2:2 or above (or predicted grade if in your final year)
  • ENIC certification for overseas Degree/GCSE equivalence
  • Right to work and/or study in the UK

Please note that some of our non-salaried courses are not suitable for people who require sponsorship under the new Student points based immigration system.

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Early Career Teachers

Once qualified, our status as a Delivery Partner with Ambition for the Early Career Framework means that we can offer you the best possible start to a career in teaching. Find out more on our Early Career Teachers page