Employment-based initial teacher training (EBITT)

Employment-based Initial Teacher Training (EBITT) gives trainees the opportunity to work in a school/setting whilst completing their individual teacher training programme. Trainees are paid during their training as unqualified teachers.

In our recent inspection our EBITT provision is Ofsted rated grade 2: 'Good' with many Outstanding elements. The inspection particularly highlights the high level of support for trainees and the very good communications between the University and the schools, which acts as a key driver for trainee success.

EBITT courses

Graduate Employment Based Route leading to Early Years Teacher Status  This is a part time course for practitioners who are graduates and work in early years settings.
Salaried School Direct Trainees are employed as an unqualified teacher in school whilst they train. This route is for career changers only.
Assessment Only QTS Programme (Primary/Secondary) This route is for highly experienced but unqualified teachers who have at least 2 years experience of working in an English school.

National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) ‌Coordination (SENCO)

This programme is mandatory for newly qualified SENCOs, but is also highly relevant for experienced SENCOs and a valuable option for Continued Professional Development (CPD), resulting in a PGCE and 60 credits towards a Masters degree. 

General Teacher Training Information

Preparing for teacher training

There are many ways that you can prepare for teacher training. We have put together a list of things that you can do and courses that you can take to support your application.

Professional Skills Tests

If you are applying for a teacher training course which starts after 1 July 2013 you will need to take the Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy as part of the application process, and ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.

Please Note: It is not required that you have passed these upon application.

Student successes

Visit the student successes pages to read about the experiences of some of our current students and how they have found their courses, the resources and support, and life as a student at the University of Wolverhampton.

For any enquiries about our courses please e-mail education-enquiries@wlv.ac.uk