Academics Advance: Candidates

GET PAID while training to be a Qualified Teacher with Academics Advance

Are you keen to get into teaching, but worried about the cost of a PGCE, or the flexibility of standard “work whilst you train” programmes?

Training to become a teacher with Academics Advance offers some great advantages over traditional teacher training routes:

  1. No cost to you – in fact, you’ll actually be paid while completing your teacher training!
  2. Flexibility – begin the programme at any point during the Academic year
  3. No surprises – we can offer a number of options when it comes to schools where you can train

The whole process is simple, so get in touch today to speak to a consultant and get yourself registered.

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What’s involved in the Academics Advance programme?

First, you’ll speak to one of our consultants. They’ll be able to carry out an initial assessment of your suitability for the programme (you must have an undergraduate degree and grade ‘C’ or above GCSE Maths and English). Then we can start to look at the most suitable schools available and arrange interviews.

When you begin the programme you’ll be working as a Teaching Assistant to allow you to get used to the school environment, the students and your new colleagues. You’ll continue to work as a TA as you start your training, and you’ll upload work based evidence online as you complete each module.

You’ll then start to take some responsibility for lesson planning whilst liaising with your school mentor. This will lead to a phased introduction to teaching, starting with smaller groups,but eventually you'll be planning and teaching 80% of the lessons.

Once your training modules are complete, your work is submitted to the University of Derby for Assessment Only Qualified Teacher Status. Once you’ve passed, you can then work as a Qualified Teacher!

Download the Academics Advance guide

Applicant Testimonials

Katie - Primary Teacher - Leeds
After speaking with lots of other local supply agencies about beginning work with them, Alison has the kindness and support that actually makes you feel like you can do it! She is very sensitive to ...
Amy - NQT - Leeds
“I decided to begin working with an agency after being unable to secure a job within the Covid-19 climate. Alison contacted me in early September and was keen to meet with me and find about my ...
Ryan - Science Technician - London
Academics is an agency that cares about its employees. I interacted with different members of their team, and was treated with nothing but respect from the onset. They are professional, approachable ...
Amy - Quantum Scholars Teacher - Buckinghamshire
I decided to move to England to help gain some experience teaching abroad. Quantum Scholars was one of the first programs to get in contact with me, and having their help along the way helped make ...
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