Two Mile Ash Initial Teacher Training
  • Info on Application
  • 3 Years
  • Degree
  • Buckinghamshire

Course Overview: The BA Hons in Primary Education with QTS is a school-based, three-year undergraduate course leading to Qualified Teacher Status. This course allows you to specialise in age phases 3-7 or 5-11 years.

Trainees are assessed through a combination of evidence portfolios, reflective journals, written assignments, written examinations, group presentations, case studies and a research project in the final year, as well as through observations of their teaching practice.

Lesson observation

From the outset, trainees will receive feedback on their interactions with the children, and then gradually focus in more specifically on how effectively their teaching promotes learning. When overall judgements are made on the quality of lessons, School-Based Trainers will refer to set criteria which have been developed by the Partnership, and which are based on the Ofsted Framework for School Inspections. This ensures consistency of judgement across the Partnership, as well as allowing trainees from the very beginning to understand how qualified teachers are judged in terms of their teaching.

Progressing as a Teacher

The Teachers’ Standards form the basis of assessments of trainee progress throughout the year. Each half term our School-Based Trainers refer to our step-by-step framework for assessing trainee teachers, which explicitly states the competencies trainees are required to demonstrate, not just in their teaching, but overall as a teacher. It is used to support regular summative assessments and used formatively to identify where training opportunities are needed. This framework is shared directly with trainees so that they are well-equipped to self-evaluate and prioritise targets for their continued development.

Essential criteria

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (previously grade C). These must include English Language, Mathematics and Science or equivalent (For GCSE Science, an equivalent in BTEC level 2 Applied Science with a minimum Merit grade will also be accepted. Please note that the two remaining subjects need to be actual GCSEs).
112 UCAS tariff points from A level or other Level 3 qualifications.

Desirable qualities:

Knowledge and understanding of primary education, including the National Curriculum and other current educational initiatives.
Knowledge and understanding of the role of the primary teacher.
Experience in a UK state primary school is advantageous.
ICT confidence and competency.

Personal qualities that evidence that you are able to: work on own initiative and manage workload;
Work co-operatively and effectively with people from a diverse society; build relationships with children that promote learning; interests and talents that would enhance children’s learning experiences.
Willingness to seek employment in the local area.

The Two Mile Ash ITT Partnership is committed to equal opportunities and will not discriminate on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex or marital status or on the grounds of disability.

We encourage potential applicants with disabilities, or other special needs, to visit the Partnership and discuss any programme adjustments that might be deemed reasonable. All efforts will be made to support an individual’s needs, but applicants should be aware that unsuccessful management of a condition may result in termination of the programme.

Two Mile Ash Initial Teacher Training

Fairfields Primary School,

Apollo Avenue,


Milton Keynes,

MK11 4BA,

Tel: 01908 533 284