The University of Bolton is one of the largest providers of professional development for teachers and trainers in the FE and Skills Sector in England. The Initial Teacher Education Scheme 14+ is designed to provide trainee teachers with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for teaching in the FE and Skills Sector of education. The courses are recognised by the Education and Training Foundation and meet the national standards for ITE.
Strong partnership links exist between the University of Bolton and providers of education across the sector including: FE and 6th Form Colleges, community based provision, offender learning, drug rehabilitation centres, specialist independent day/residential colleges, training agencies, charities, Learn Direct centres, exclusion units, pre-employment and the work-based sector. These institutions work with us to provide placements for the Professional Practice element of the programme.
The programme consists of a number of pathways as demonstrated in the list below:
- Generic Pathway
- Specialist Pathways (Art, Creative Practice and Performance; Sports Coaching; Science)
- English (ESOL and Literacy)
- Mathematics (Numeracy)
- Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN)