Flexible Route

GITEP offers a flexible route for those who wish to train part-time. 

Flexi-trainees complete their professional studies and subject pathway sessions alongside the full-time trainees in year 1, with school placements and PGCE assignments forming the flexible element, typically spread across four terms. However, we can discuss trainee needs at interview and at the start of the course. Days and times of school placement arrangements need to be negotiated between the trainee, placement school and GITEP.

The course must be completed within 2 years, but we recommend spending a minimum of three days in school a week (including subject pathway) to get the most out of the teaching practice placements. Below are two examples of what a flexible route might look like. 

Example 1: Four Term Route
Autumn Term Year 1Spring Term Year 1Summer Term Year 1Autumn Term Year 2
Professional studies – 3 weeksProfessional studies – 5 daysProfessional studies – 5 days
Subject pathway Thursday afternoonSubject pathway Thursday afternoonSubject pathway Thursday afternoon
Parent Placement 1Twin placementParent Placement 2
PGCE Assignment 1PGCSE Assignment 2PGCE Assignment 3
Example 2: Five Term Route
Autumn Term Year 1Spring Term Year 1Summer Term Year 1Autumn Term Year 2Spring Term Year 2
Professional studies
3 weeks
Professional studies
5 days
Professional studies
5 days
Subject pathway
Thursday afternoon
Subject pathway
Thursday afternoon
Subject pathway
Thursday afternoon
Parent Placement 1Twin Placement Parent Placement 2
PGCE Assignment 1PGCSE Assignment 2PGCE Assignment 3
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