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Sarah Ryder
Future Teachers
The Teachers of Tomorrow programme is aimed at students who have a real interest in teaching as a career. Students will embark on an exciting programme designed to provide them with a variety of skills beneficial to pursuing a career in education. The programme will also enable students to enjoy real hands-on experience of working in a school from a teacher’s perspective. It is an opportunity to study elements of teaching and is an excellent way to enhance extra-curricular skills such as peer mentoring and coaching.

Who should follow the programme?

To access this elective, you will need to demonstrate a serious interest in teaching as a future career. The programme can be combined with any subject.

What activities can you expect to experience?

  • Weekly placement at a school
  • Workshops on teaching and learning delivered by Edge Hill
  • Workshops on managing behaviour
  • Workshops on creating innovative, interesting lessons
  • Visit to Edge Hill University
  • Workshops on writing personal statements and interview techniques

What about trips and visits?

Scheduled trips for 2016-17:

  • Weekly placement at a local school
  • Visit to Edge Hill for workshops on writing a personal statement and interview techniques for a place on a teaching degree

You will develop the following employability skills:

  • Teaching experience
  • Communication
  • Perseverance
  • Team work
  • Report writing
  • Independent working

What will this elective lead to after SJR?

All of the skills and knowledge gained from the programme will support students in their application to study a Teaching degree course at university. The elective is designed to support students in gaining the work experience they need to apply, as well as the skills they will need to perform at interview and gain an offer of a place on their chosen course.

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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