Train to be a Teacher with us in Nottingham
“Training to be a teacher through L.E.A.D. Equate was the best decision I ever made because from day one I was truly valued as part of the staff team. I felt entirely supported by my school based mentor, the University and L.E.A.D. Equate and fully prepared as an early careers teacher.”
Sarah Lees Huntingdon Academy
L.E.A.D. Equate works with The University of Nottingham to provide a dynamic and supportive environment in which to learn to teach. We offer a high quality school based training programme tailored to your needs. Trainees benefit from working closely alongside experienced and committed staff who are eager to share their skills, experience and practice with the next generation of teachers. Our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses are designed to enable you to become an accomplished, passionate and inspirational teacher, who can make a real difference to the lives of children. Both our primary and secondary programmes will not only equip you with the skills you need to become an effective educator, but will also enable you to develop your own theories of learning and models of good practice.
The University of Nottingham has been involved in teacher education for over 120 years, our postgraduate Initial Teacher Education provision is one of the largest in the country. University tutors working with our trainees were successful and innovative teachers in schools and are now experienced teacher educators, committed to developing the next generation of teachers. We have a strong emphasis on emotional wellbeing, supporting our beginning teachers to develop their own identities, take ownership of their own professional development and embed work ethics that enable them to thrive and enjoy teaching as a profession.
It is important that you choose the right course to suit you and your circumstances and understand the differences between them.
All of our teacher training courses are underpinned by our partnership’s aims and ethos. We are constantly seeking to develop our provision and establish innovative and creative approaches to teacher education that impact on our beginning teachers and our partnership schools. The needs of our beginning teachers are at the heart of everything we do and we provide highly personalised support and challenge throughout the training year.
Whether you choose PGCE or PGCE School Direct, you will receive the same:
- university-based theory
- academic support
- enrichment activities
- PGCE qualification with Qualified Teacher Status
- 60 masters-level credits which you can use towards a masters qualification