Training with The Chiltern Training Group (CTG)

The experienced, dedicated and friendly team at CTG will support you in the application process and throughout your training.

Training with The Chiltern Training Group (CTG)

The experienced, dedicated and friendly team at CTG will support you in the application process and throughout your training.

What you can expect from CTG

Our courses runs for 38 weeks and consists of three interrelated modules which are designed to intellectually challenge and engage trainees in pedagogic theory and practice. Assessment is undertaken on an on-going basis through performance during school experience and through academic coursework. Evidence is recorded against each of the Teaching Standards and uploaded on to an e-portfolio.
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All our training programmes lead to the recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) essential for teaching in England. QTS is assessed through the collation of evidence that the Teachers' Standards (2012) have been met.

You will also complete either a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PgCE Level 6) or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Level 7). Both of these academic qualifications demonstrate that you have critically engaged with the research and knowledge base which underpins professional practice.

Trainees who pass the PGCE (Level 7) will be awarded 60 credits which can be put toward a full Masters qualification in the NQT year and beyond.

Our PGCE courses are validated by the University of Hertfordshire.

Course Details

We employ an easy to follow, three tier structure, supported by continuous assessment to keep standards high and push for success.

Course Structure

School Based Training

The aim of the school based placement is that is should be progressive, giving trainees scope for reflection and time to develop a range of appropriate teaching styles and strategies. Teaching experience is interwoven with Developing Professional Practice lectures and Subject and Curriculum Knowledge sessions enabling theory and practice to be fully integrated.

Developing Professional Practice
Subject and Curriculum Knowledge

Assessment

Assessment

Assessment is undertaken on an on-going basis through performance during school experience and through academic coursework. A termly profile of progress is created during the course and this provides a log of achievements. Evidence is recorded against each of the Teaching Standards and uploaded to an e-portfolio. For the PGCE qualification trainees submit two assignments across the academic year.

Progression of teaching experience
Personalised Training

Support

Central support is provided by the Director, Administrators and Trainee Welfare Officer. All trainees are represented at feedback meetings and every effort is made to ensure trainees' needs are met.
Mentor

Mentor

Responsible for your development of classroom management skills.

Subject Co-ordinator

Subject Co-ordinator

Develops your skills to teach your subject effectively and runs a weekly sessions.

Professional Tutor

Professional Tutor

Oversees your 'whole school' experience and meets with you once a week.

Training Support Tutor

Training Support Tutor

Arranges termly observations to discuss your training needs and provides support and guidance throughout the course.

For more information on training with CTG, contact us today!

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