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  • Qualify as a teacher in 12 months
  • Gain hands-on classroom experience and start your career with confidence
  • Benefit from evidence-based, flexible learning online and in-person


How this programme differs from other teacher training options?

Our Teacher Training prioritises your relationship with the pupils you teach, and it allows you to do most of your training in one school.

Our one-school training approach also gives you the opportunity to build relationships with teachers, staff, and the wider school community. By the end of your training, you will have the confidence to teach in a classroom on your own.


How do I apply?

Complete your application using the link below:

Ambition Application Form

For enquiries, please contact:


About Lime Trust

Lime Trust has eight schools providing education across both the mainstream and special education sectors. We service two regions – Northeast London and Peterborough. Partnership and communication are key to our success.

Our academies share expertise and learning across sectors, breaking down institutional and educational barriers for the benefit of everyone, from our learners to our staff. We have some salaried positions in some of our schools where you will be paid as you learn.


About Ambition Institute

We are a national education charity offering teacher training and professional development based on the most rigorous evidence about what really works. Together, we are shaping the future of education to give every child the best start in life.

To date, our teaching programmes have supported 54,000 teachers and school leaders in over 9,000 schools. That’s 3.6 million children who are getting better teaching, and a better chance at success, whatever their background.


Benefits for trainees

  • Be guided by national experts We are a leading national education charity that has developed more than 54,000 teachers in over 9,000 schools. Train with us and benefit from our decade’s worth of experience in teacher training
  • Train in one school. You’ll do most of your training in one school, giving you immediate opportunities to practise the theory you’ve learnt in a classroom, supported by teaching experts
  • Be guided by a mentor You will be paired with an experienced teacher who will make sure you are supported through your training
  • Benefit from blended learning Benefit from the high-quality academic training you would expect to get from a university with immersive classroom learning
  • Develop your expertise with evidence-based training A high-quality curriculum, backed by the latest research and evidence, will help you focus on developing your expertise
  • Have a balanced workload. Our Teacher Training is designed to build your confidence in the classroom and respect your need for a life away from work


What does the training include?

This hands-on programme is backed by the latest evidence-based teaching research. You will learn the theory of what makes a good teacher and put this learning into practice with your peers and mentor in the classroom.
At every step, you will be supported by experts from our programme.

We have designed the curriculum so that you:

  • Focus intensely on areas of teaching we know can be complex and difficult to master
  • Tackle areas right from the beginning of your training
  • Revisit all your learning over time so that you keep improving

Programme length

This is a 12 month, full-time, postgraduate programme.


After you’ve qualified QTS and PGCE

Once you have completed your training, and demonstrated what you have learned in the classroom, you will receive qualified teacher status (QTS), this allows you to teach in any school run by a local authority in England.

You also receive a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE), an internationally recognised qualification. The PGCE is worth 60 credits towards a master’s degree.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees for our Teacher Training programme are £9,250. Financial support is available through government bursaries, scholarships, and maintenance loans.

There will be a limit on the number of salaried places. You can find out more about the current funding opportunities here:

Lime Trust has some salaried positions in some of our schools where you will be paid as you learn.


Who can apply?

Training is open to anyone who might have an interest in becoming a teacher, has a degree or equivalent and has permission to work in the UK full-time for the duration of the programme.

To be eligible, you will need:

  • An undergraduate degree, 2:2 or above, or equivalent
  • A GSCE grade 4/C or above in English and Maths, or equivalent
  • Primary school trainees will also need a GSCE grade 4/C or above in science, or equivalent




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