Course Structure


School Based Training

Our school based training allows trainees to be immersed, in all aspects of school life, from the moment trainees arrive on the course. Trainees will be introduced to their host school before meeting the children, allowing them time to build positive and important relationships with key members of staff who will support them throughout their teacher training year.

From the moment trainees enter school on the first day they will be treated as a member of the staffing team, allowing them to build strong relationships with those in their class and around school. Through the support offered from their Class Mentor and Learning Coach, trainees will gradually take on additional responsibilities and be given more freedom to explore and apply their creativity. As trainees become more confident and independent in their teaching teaching they will begin to experience the gratification and the joy that comes from children learning what they have taught them.


ILTT Centre Based Training

Our taught programme will leave trainees inspired by some of the most passionate, expert teachers in our partnership of schools. The majority of our facilitators are Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs), who are teachers and leaders who have been recongnised by the government for their expertise and specialist knowledge and are also currently practising in the classroom on a daily basis. Being taught by current practitioners will allow trainees to learn from those who can give them the most up to date information and strategies in teaching and learning.

We pride ourselves in providing trainees with the opportunity to learn from, and be enthused by some of the most exceptional professionals in their fields.


University Based Training

ILTT work with two highly regarded Universities; Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and University of Leicester (UoL). ILTT provides trainees with the unique opportunity to choose which University they wish to join regardless of the cohort or course you are a part of. Whilst the universities are responsible for delivering and accrediting the Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), ILTT work closely with each university to ensure trainees are being provided with the best possible training so that the information provided can be transferred into their own classroom practice.

As a member of the University, the trainee will also be entitled to access their resources, such as the library, trainee services and student benefits! Each University will provide the trainee with an induction into the services available at the start of the course. In addition, the University will support ILTT trainees by providing input on academic research and writing to help with completing an assignment at the end of each module.


Independent Study

All of our trainees will spend some time independently researching and studying current and relevant research to support their teaching practice just like a fully qualified teacher. We are seeking applicants who are naturally curious and who seek to constantly improve their performance through personal research and study.