eQ offers tuition-fee places in primary and all secondary subjects including maths, physics and chemistry. Applications must be made via UCAS (details on the DfE website). Students will be charged a tuition fee of £6,000 + VAT + £2,000 disbursement to be forwarded to the school in which the training is based. Students may be able to obtain a student loan of up to £6,000, and may be eligible for a bursary. The DfE website has details of bursaries.
Students are based in a school throughout the training period. Applicants are welcome to identify and suggest a school to us, for a SCITT / tuition fee place. Provided that the school has the capacity to train well (eg it should have an Ofsted grade of good or outstanding, and some experience of initial teacher training), we are happy for schools to join the eQ partnership. Most of the schools we work with are in the London area. We also work with schools in other parts of southern England.
We seek applicants with the subject knowledge, motivation and personal qualities needed to become excellent teachers. eQ gives priority to applicants with high qualifications (GCSE grades A*-B, and a 2.1 honours degree or better). All our students will spend most of their time in school, attend up to about 10 days of courses run by eQ, and do independent study based on the training resources provided by eQ. To be successful, students need to be independent, reflective learners who respond positively to others' feedback and who learn from experience.