1. How do I apply for a teacher training place?
Applications are welcome only through the UCAS website. A link is provided to this website on our home page.
2. Are the training positions being offered salaried?
No, all training positions are unsalaried. However, students are entitled to financial help from a number of organisations including student loans, government bursaries and in some cases scholarships. Further information is available on our website under “Fees and Finance”.
3. How much will the teacher training cost?
The cost of the course is £9,000 which is paid directly to Reading University or UCL/IOE.
4. How do I apply for a student loan?
You can apply for a student loan by clicking here.
5. When can I apply for a student loan?
It is best to apply as soon as possible, but you can still apply up to nine months from the first day of the academic year.
6. How do I apply for a scholarship?
Scholarships are available for certain subjects, look for information under Scholarships in the section headed “Fees and Finance”.
7. How many places are you offering and for which subjects?
We are offering a total of 63 places for a range of subjects. To find out which subjects please look under the section headed “Training Programmes”.
8. I have a degree in "subject". Does this mean that I am restricted to teacher training which is only applicable to that subject in Secondary School?
Most teacher training programmes require a degree in that subject or a closely related one, for example Maths or Biology. To find further information click on the subjects which have available places under the section headed “Training Programmes”. Subject entry requirements are available under each subject.
9. How many teacher training places are you offering for each subject?
The number of teacher training places varies dependent upon subject.
10. I have a Foundation Degree? Does this mean I can apply for teacher training?
To apply for teacher training with Teach Maidenhead you will need to have a good first degree or graduate equivalent with a total of 360 credits. A Foundation Degree is designed to be worth 240 credits and is the equivalent of two thirds of an equivalent full honours degree. You can continue your studies for a further year to acquire a full honours degree. For further information go to this website.
11. What is Reading University and UCL Institute of Education’s role?
Reading University and UCL/IOE are the accrediting providers and their main role is to help students develop subject and teaching expertise, and to provide PGCE and QTS accreditation.
12. How much time will I spend at the accrediting training provider and how much time in school?
Your time will be split between the accrediting provider and two of the Teach Maidenhead schools. You can find a provisional timetable under each subject under the heading “Training Programmes” on the website.
13. What will I have in terms of qualification if I successfully complete the teacher training programme?
You will have both QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) unless you opt for the QTS only route which Reading University is prepared to offer. This will allow you to teach key stages 3, 4 and 5 ie ages 11-18. If you do opt for PGCE as well you will have 60 Master’s level credits.
14. Can I choose at which of the Teach Maidenhead schools I do my placements?
Placements take place in two schools. We will take into account any preferred choices for placements if we make an offer, however, we cannot guarantee placements at particular schools.