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Langley Grammar School has been designated by the Department for Education as one of 87 Teaching School Hubs from September 2024.
TSH Berkshire is the operating name of the DfE designated Teaching School Hub for the ‘SE10’ region, which comprises the six local authority areas in Berkshire.

Initial Teacher Training


Changes to ITT

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Upcoming ITT Events

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Why teach?

There is no job quite like teaching. Being a teacher allows you to ‘make a difference’ every single working day and brings with it an incredible sense of reward that will be hard to find in any other career.

What are the general routes into teaching?

Routes Duration of course and further information
Undergraduate Usually a 3/4 year course for people without a degree.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) This is a ten-month course for graduates. Successful trainees will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a strong understanding of teaching practices, educational research and theory (which gives 60 credits at Master's level).
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) This is a ten-month course for graduates. Successful trainees will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Assessment Only route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) If you already have substantial, unqualified teaching experience, you can gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) without additional training through this route. Duration - 12 weeks once you are ready to meet Teacher's Standards.
Apprenticeships There are two types of apprenticeships - for further information click here.

What is the best type of training course for you?

Find out which type of training course is for you by clicking below.


Why train here?

We are an incredibly diverse region which covers six different local authorities, from rural West Berkshire in the west to busy Slough in the east.  From a wide socio-economic field, our 359 schools range from ‘all-through’ schools to middle, upper, nursery, primary, secondary and SEND.  We have a mixture of state and multi-academy trust run schools, spanning small rural primaries, large urban secondaries, faith schools and selective and non-selective schools.

As a Hub we work closely with our excellent accredited ITT providers, in particular the IoE University of Reading and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), with whom we are Lead Partners.  Our schools and accredited providers offer a wealth of experience and expertise to you as you develop into an excellent teacher who will have a positive impact on the experiences and outcomes of young people and children.

Training is only the beginning of an exciting career however; by continuing your teaching career in our region, you guarantee yourself TSH Berkshire’s ongoing support with the ‘Golden Thread’ of continued professional development. As a delivery partner with UCL, we support you as an Early Career Teacher as you complete your ECF Induction years and beyond, and onto National Professional Qualifications in Leadership.

Who are our Accredited Providers?

We are the lead partner for our accredited providers; The IoE University of Reading and The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM).


The Institute of Education (IoE) University of Reading, offers a variety of courses, from a foundation degree, undergraduate courses, through to postgraduate qualifications, Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses and additional CPD opportunities
The IoE University of Reading is ranked as one of the top 10 universities for Education in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2024). The IoE University of Reading provides high-quality, research-informed teaching that will challenge thinking. The IoE University of Reading provides the highest levels of support to ensure that everyone gets the best possible outcome alongside academic tuition which facilitates students' career development, whatever their entry point or previous academic background. To find out more about how to become a teacher at The Institute of Education (IoE) University of Reading and what courses are available to you, click here.

SCITT (School Centered Initial Teacher Training)

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) has been offering School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) in Windsor and Maidenhead since 2002. RBWM provides high quality, local teacher training that benefits the education of the young people across the borough. 

RBWM prides itself in providing bespoke training and personalised support that is based around individuals. As a direct result of this unique training, RBWM has an excellent record of trainees achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and gaining employment. 

To find out more about the School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) offered by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) click here.

How do I apply? 

You can apply by visiting the DfE Get into Teaching website here

What funding is available to me?

Funding type Table Heading
Tuition Fees Find out the cost of postgraduate teacher training courses with tuition fees by clicking here.
Student finance for teacher training Find out which loans you could get to help pay your fees and living expenses while you train by clicking here.
Bursaries and scholarships Find out if you are eligible for extra funding depending on the subject you are training to teach by clicking here.

To find out how it may be possible to fund your teacher training, click here.