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Train to Teach

Warlingham School & Sixth Form College offers teacher training through our School Direct courses, which are designed as school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) routes and are a popular choice for those who hope to secure a role in the network of schools where they train.  

The School Direct Programme is provided through the South East Learning Alliance of which we are a member school.  For 2022-2023, we have opportunities across a range of subjects, details of which are set out below.  Our School Direct courses run for the duration of the academic year and result in qualified teacher status (QTS).  On completion, you will be awarded, or given the opportunity to undertake a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and /or Master’s-level credits depending on whether you take the salaried or unsalaried route.

South East Learning Alliance 

The South East Learning Alliance School Direct training programme comprises four local comprehensive secondary schools, including Warlingham School & Sixth Form College, and six primary schools working in partnership to help produce high quality well-trained teachers of the future. For further details about the South East Learning Alliance, please view our brochure, below.

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Why train with us? 

Warlingham School & Sixth Form College has a clear commitment to Initial Teacher Training (ITT).

We offer an opportunity to train to teach in a nurturing and safe environment; we value trainees and place importance on integrating them so they feel part of our staff team.  We provide bespoke, professional development for those undertaking ITT with us, which allows trainees to share experiences and knowledge with other trainees.  Our mentors are experienced and professional and take pride in developing trainees into successful teachers.  Trainees meet with mentors on a weekly basis but also work with other professionals to support the training.  As a school, we have a strong record of training teachers, often leading to permanent employment. Read testimonials from some of our ITT teachers here

Our courses 

We offer a broad range of courses through the South East Learning Alliance. For further details about all the available courses for 2022/2023, please see our course list here. 

How to apply 

To begin the process and to apply, applications are made through the UCAS website.

  • Our UCAS provider code is 1J1. 
  • The UCAS training location code for Warlingham School & Sixth Form College is number 2 in the options list.

Further information 

Thank you for your interest in the School Direct Programme; we welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you soon.  For general information on how to ‘Get into Teaching’ and how to apply; please visit the following website: Get Into Teaching Website

Should you have any queries, or need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Paul Kinder, Senior Deputy Head Teacher.