School Based Teacher Training Routes

School Based Routes 2024/25 Recruitment Cycle (For September 2024 entry)

Hitchin Boys’ School works closely with the Department for Education’s School Based training programme for graduates, which offers a route to achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). HBS is the Lead Partner for the North Herts School Based Routes, a consortium of five secondary schools covering the areas of Letchworth, Baldock and Hitchin, and comprising Hitchin Boys' School, The Priory School, The Highfield School (part of the Scholars Education Trust since January 2024), Fearnhill School and Knights Templar School.

We work in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire as our nominated Initial Teacher Training provider. Students spend 4 days per week at their host school and travel one day per week to the University of Herts Hatfield campus for "centre-based training".

On successful completion of the course, students on the employment based (salaried) route will receive a fully-certificated QTS qualification. Students on the fee-paying PGCE (unsalaried) route will receive QTS with PGCE (and 60 masters level credits). Fees for the PGCE (unsalaried) route for 2024/25 are £9250.

Registration on the programme is subject to the successful outcome of all entry requirements and suitability checks being met. Further information may be found here.

The School Based Routes application cycle (for commencement of training in September 2024) opens on Tuesday 10th October 2023 and closes in June 2024. However, we reserve the right to close vacancies early if they are filled before June. Applications should be made here.

For more information on the scheme from the University of Hertfordshire please go here