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Teacher training to be provided on Island from September

Tuition fees will be covered by DESC

Teacher training for secondary school teachers will be provided on-Island and from September and paid for by government.

The course will be run by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture in partnership with Warwick University.

Five spaces will be available to gain International Qualified Teacher Status as English, maths or science teachers in the one-year pilot scheme.

The tuition fees will be covered by the department.

Education minister, Julie Edge, says: ‘This is an exciting development, which supports the delivery of the Island Plan by providing residents with the opportunity to train as teachers on the Isle of Man, supported by our own qualified DESC staff.

‘This programme is a great opportunity for residents to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification and open up a new career. It will also help the DESC to develop teaching capacity on the Island.’

To apply for the programme, email iQTSapplications@sch.im for more information.

Prospective candidates should already hold an honours degree in English, maths or a science subject as well as English Language and maths GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent).

If the scheme is successful, the department will look to continue and expand it in 2023. 





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