The training department provides a professional pathway for teachers interested in becoming teacher-trainers. It supports the trainers, trainees and tutors through their continuous professional development.
Trainees are split into two streams: Award Bearing Programme Trainers and School Based Trainers.
The Award Bearing Programme Trainers scheme lasts five to six years, depending on the trainee. The trainee observes and teaches classes for two cohorts - each cohort lasts nine months - then is appointed a trainer for the third and the fourth year of the programme. In the fifth year, the enrolee is then appointed a tutor. This programme is accredited by University College Plymouth St. Mark & St. John.
The School Based Trainers programme is similar to the Award Bearing Programme, except that the enrolees are trained in-house and are only recognised by Beaconhouse.