To become a great teacher it’s vital to choose the right course. You only train once, so train with West Midlands Consortium; an organisation that has a proven track record of success and innovation.
Reasons to train with West Midlands Consortium:
There are many things that you need to consider when deciding which schools and/or universities you want to apply to train with. The table below will help you to find out what each postgraduate teacher training route has to offer.
*Bursaries are available for trainees on a non-salaried teacher training course in England. Bursary amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree class. See education.gov.uk/teachpgfunding for further details. With or without a bursary, you could receive a tuition fee and maintenance loan to help fund your training.
**On the School Direct (salaried) and the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship course, you won’t pay fees to cover the cost of training to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). However, you should enquire with the school whether you would be expected to pay for any academic qualifications such as PGCE.
***Most school-led providers also offer the chance for you to achieve a postgraduate qualification, such as PGCE. Check with the provider before you apply.
(Including School Direct Training)
School Direct Salaried
To apply to the West Midlands Consortium, for courses starting in September 2018, please use the UCAS Teacher Training Portal which opens on 26 October 2017. If you would like to discuss what options are available to you or would like to book an informal chat with a Course Leader, please contact us.
Apply via the UCAS Teacher Training Portal from 26 October 2017.
For PGCE Courses search for training provider code: W53 (West Midlands Consortium)
For School Direct Salaried Courses search for training provider code: 1K7 (Thomas Telford School)
The West Midlands Consortium is committed to equality of opportunity in its selection and training of student teachers. We strive to support all students equally, irrespective of subject area and individual background. Feedback from our students has indicated this as one of the West Midlands Consortium's many strengths. Please click here to view our policy on diversity, race and Equal Opportunities.
To apply to the West Midlands Consortium, please use the UCAS ITT application system which will be available from 26 October 2017. For more information see the application section of our website.
Contact us to arrange an informal chat about your route into teaching
If you are not sure that you are eligible to start teacher training, or which course is right for you, visit our guide to teacher training courses or contact us for more information.