Teachers with less than one year’s experience take an induction course. All teachers take the five-day foundation course, which follows the induction course, in one of the following areas: Early Years, Primary, and Secondary.
After finishing the foundation course, teachers can apply for the Certificate in Professional Education (CPEd) offered by University College Plymouth St. Mark and St. John. Classes for this 120 credit course are held on 15 days spread over seven months. Classes are taught by teachers accredited by the University.
After finishing the CPEd, teachers interested in becoming teacher-trainers enroll in the two-year Post Graduate Certificate (PGCert) in training offered through University College Plymouth St. Mark and St. John.
Teachers who pass the PGCert with a distinction are given a scholarship to enroll for their MEd at Leeds Metropolitan University.
This chart illustrates the programme structure: