Luminate Partnership For ITT.

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A new way to approach initial teacher training (ITT).

What is the Luminate Partnership for ITT?

The Luminate Partnership for ITT is an agreement between members of Luminate Education Group and its partners to accelerate the supply and preparation of high quality teachers, through the provision of non-traditional routes into teaching.

University Centre Leeds, a member of Luminate Education Group, is the training provider for the range of ITT courses that are on offer to trainees. The programmes are underpinned by an integrated curriculum that connects classroom and centre-based practice. The Luminate partners will offer mentoring and placements, providing irreplicable opportunities.

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ITT courses available

University Centre Leeds currently offers two non-traditional routes, both of which will result in trainees finishing with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Unlike traditional routes, our top-up is available to any undergraduate who has completed two years in the relevant subject area while our apprenticeship is available for those with an undergraduate degree. Courses available are:

Benefits of the Luminate Partnership for ITT

The partnership will support your continuous professional learning, early career development and upward in-work progression. 

Facilities included in the Luminate Partnership for ITT

The facilities across the Luminate Partnership for ITT are available to all trainees studying any of our ITT (QTS) routes, irrespective of their placement setting. Trainees will have access to up-to-date teaching environments in each of our placement settings and specialist facilities across the partnership will support high quality training provision for all trainees.

Who are members of the Luminate Partnership for ITT?

The Luminate Partnership for ITT consists of the following partners:

  • Luminate Education Group
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering University Technical College, Leeds (UTC)
  • Co-op Academy Leeds
  • Horsforth School
  • Priesthorpe School
  • Wellspring Academy Trust

Collectively, the partnership consists of approximately 40 schools and academy settings, including specialist alternative provision. These are largely based in the Leeds City Region, but also include schools and academies as far apart as Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.

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