Teacher Training

"High-calibre trainees and NQTs who demonstrate exceptional professional attitudes. They share a passion for teaching and a desire to continually improve their teaching skills. They are held in high regard by local headteachers."
Ofsted Report December 2015

"Education is the most employable subject, with 87.5 of graduates in employment." 
Longitudinal Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey, 2016/17)

Newman has an established reputation for producing high quality teachers, who understand the needs of the children they teach, and develop creative and effective practice. Newman offers a range of teacher training degree courses at early years, primary and secondary level through to our postgraduate and school direct programmes.

Undergraduate Three Year Programmes - QTS:

This Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course comprises a range of modules which will equip you to become an effective and creative teacher, and enable you to achieve the Professional Standards required for qualified teacher status (QTS). The programmes include opportunities to broaden your knowledge, understanding, skills and experience, and explore in greater detail areas of particular interest, through a range of modules and placements. The 3 - 7 age range is crucial in terms of children’s development and learning with this route featuring specialist Early Childhood Education modules.

Undergraduate 4 Year Programme
The three year course at Newman has the facility to extend the length of the degree by a year. This offers students the opportunities to further develop their experiences and to study for Masters level credits. The focus on the extra year is to prepare students to become future school leaders. Within the four year programme there is the opportunity for students to work in a variety of education settings at home or overseas.

Postgraduate PGCE One Year Courses - QTS:

All PGCE routes at Newman for the age range 11-16 with post 16 enhancement, will provide two opportunities:

  • A Professional Graduate Certificate of Education which will prepare applicants for teaching and offers full QTS, or
  • A Postgraduate Certificate of Education which will include 60 credits at masters level and full QTS.

The latter option will be offered to applicants with an outstanding academic record or significant relevant experience. There will be an opportunity to discuss the details of the programmes and the work required for the masters level route at your interview. Applicants should clearly state in their personal statement whether they want to apply for the professional or postgraduate course.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education is the most widely recognised UK postgraduate award and is transferable.  It is accepted, across the UK and internationally, as an assurance that the candidate has achieved the high standard expected for entry to the teaching profession.

School Direct

Newman offers two School Direct routes – training with salary programme and the training programme.

Assessment Only Route

This route is aimed at experienced graduate teachers who have taught in at least two schools or colleges. Visit Page

Training in partnership

Teachers trained by Newman are present in our Partnership schools and they will support your training programme, helping to increase your classroom confidence, as you gain valuable experience in different learning environments. There are Partnership schools throughout the West Midlands and surrounding counties, but you should be prepared to travel for some placements in order to gain experience in a variety of schools.

Other courses of interest:
Teaching and Learning Support

Foundation Degrees - Foundation Degree

2 years full-time; 3 years part-time

PGCE Secondary English (QTS)

Postgraduate - PGCE

1 year full-time

Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS)

Short -

2 years part-time