Do you want to train to be a teacher?

Wish you had a degree? Do you work or want to work with children? Do you want to train to be a teacher?  

Foundation degrees 

Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL) offers a 2-year Foundation Degree in either Teaching and Learning or Early Years to Adolescence (a sector endorsed EY course) in partnership with the University of Worcester. 

Both foundation degrees have been developed specifically for those working or interested in working with children, to enhance skills and expertise whilst continuing to work – all students need to be working or volunteering in a school or EY setting for at least 10 hours a week.  

The taught programme will take place for 1 evening a week. 

The programme can be delivered locally if there are enough students wanting to take up this opportunity. 

BA Honours top up 

All students who pass their Foundation Degree have an opportunity, to top up to a full BA Hons Degree.  This programme is called the BA in Professional Practice (BAPP) and it takes 1 year to complete.   

Teacher training qualification    

All students who obtain an honours degree are eligible to apply for a 1-year teacher training qualification.  Somerset SCITT, which is part of Somerset SCIL, offer a SD route in partnership with Ventrus.  

The standard tuition fee for each year is £9,250.  You may be able to apply for a student loan for the full cost of the course as well as a maintenance loan which you are not required to start repaying until you ear over £25,000. 

For more information please contact

SCIL at SCIL@somerset.gov.uk or

0300 123 1967