Questions and Answers

1.    How do I search and apply for a teacher training place?
Click here  to search for courses and here to apply for teacher training.

2.    Are the training positions being offered salaried?
We are not offering salaried positions at this time. For unsalaried positions 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 £9,250 which is paid directly to the University of Reading.  For international students the course fees are £22,350

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.    For which subjects are you offering places?
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. 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 click here

11.    What is the University of Reading's role?

We are an ITE Hub for The University of Reading. Reading University's programme is fully integrated, so students recruited by the University and those recruited by ourselves learn together.
The University of Reading is the accrediting provider and they help students develop subject and teaching expertise, and 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.

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) 

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.

About Us

Teach Maidenhead - (University of Reading ITE Hub) is the foremost teacher training provider west of London. We provide unsalaried secondary School Direct places. Our teacher training courses are organised in partnership with The University of Reading, a large Initial Teacher Training provider. Reading University train over 400 teachers each year and are ranked 9th in the UK for Education ( The Guardian University Guide 2024)





Phone: 01628 625308 (Ext 162)

 Address: Teach Maidenhead, Furze Platt Senior School, Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7NQ


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