Part-time course

A brief summary of The Cambridge Partnership Part-time Course (Secondary Phase Only)

Year One

  • Attendance at the three induction days at the end of August of the first year, even if the days are not the same as the days that the trainee will be attending school thereafter.
  • During the first year, the trainee will spend two days a week in school, and Fridays at TCP’s central study days, which take place until the end of February (obligatory and not negotiable).
  • After the end of the central programme days in February, the trainee can then choose to spend the Fridays teaching through to the end of the Summer Term in their placement school and the school can accommodate them, or not if that is their wish. This decision will directly affect the number of days spent in school in year two.
  • All written assignments will be completed during the first year. Other non-teaching aspects of the programme (e.g., alternative phase and special school visits) will normally be completed in the first year, as per the full time trainees. The only exception to this is completion of the e-portfolio which can be continuous over the two years. Recommendation for QTS will not take place until all aspects of the course are complete.

Year Two

  • Completion of a continuous Contrasting School Placement (CSP), total 20 days, dates flexible, to be confirmed with the main placement school and the trainee so that the trainee can retain their part time status.
  • Teaching in the main placement school either two or three days per week (their choice negotiable with the school), until 120 days (total number of days required days in school) have been completed over the two school years (main placement and CSP combined).
  • Completion of all aspects of the programme, for instance the e-portfolio.
  • Attendance at the graduation day to receive their recommendation with the full time trainees at the end of year two (late June). QTS status will be awarded at any stage of the second year once all the criteria have been met, so that the trainee can move to the qualified teacher salary scale. 

For fuller details of course and funding, please contact The Cambridge Partnership office.