Published: 10:14, 06 October 2020
| Updated: 16:50, 19 October 2020
With education still one of the top recession-proof careers in the UK, this company can open up new career opportunities for many people throughout Kent and Medway.
Teaching has become a hugely popular choice since lockdown with figures from Ucas showing that around 23,000 graduates - a spike of 65 per cent in the last few years - having applied for various teacher training programmes.
Teacher Training UK (TTUK) in Chatham has for years been helping to develop teachers through affordable and accessible courses suitable for both graduates and non-graduates from Kent, Medway and even London.
And during these challenging times, TTUK has now strengthened its digital presence even more.
TTUK recently unveiled its online version of the Teacher Training Programme and Joe Toko, who is Head of Learning, says this new avenue will open the doors to even more people who are either unable to leave their homes or live too far away from the in-house session locations.
Those enrolling in the programme will also gain expert insight into teaching from established presenters including Professor Dylan Wiliam, Andy Griffiths, Mark Burns, Martin Morgan and Phil Badham.
A special event featuring Professor John Hattie will also take place in March next year.
Who are the guest speakers in the programme?
According to a US Department of Education's Analyses on the Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning, the meta-analysis found that, on average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.
“Some people may quite naturally be tentative about choosing a virtual online course instead of the standard in-house programme,” said Joe.
“But in fact, they will not lose out on anything at all. It is the exact same course, but simply shifted into a virtual world.
“In addition to having these range of experts deliver on the programme, it is also the cheapest face-to-face and online weekly talk programme available in the UK.”
He adds: “As long as you have your computer, you will feel as though you are in a real classroom setting.
“Online learning is a brilliant and equally convenient way to maximise flexibility and access professional training from the comfort of your own home.
The boost in the number of graduates and non-graduates turning to teaching professions during what some forecasters say is an imminent post-coronavirus recession on the way may very well be down to jobs drying up and wages falling but there are some advantages to teaching that have been in place since years before.
Apart from the rewards of knowing that as a teacher you can make a difference in a child’s life, other benefits include longer holidays, a generous pension via the Teachers’ Pension Scheme as well as the chance to earn an additional special educational needs (SEN) allowance and teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments.
TTUK’s programme is diverse, stimulating, creative and guided by a team of experienced teachers, school leaders and university lecturers.
To find out more about TTUK, visit the official website by clicking here , telephone 01634 887 282 or send an email to email@example.com