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Shaftesbury offers City & Guilds training courses for LSAs and PGCE courses for prospective teachers. For more information please see our training website.

City & Guilds

Our purpose as a school is to raise the profile of the contribution Learning Support/Teaching Assistants make to education. We believe that the support given to pupils is extremely important in their schooling and personal developed and that Learning Support/Teaching Assistants so often go without the recognition they deserve.

Our training objective is to deliver training of the highest standard that engages and supports trainees to participate and succeed in achieving their individual learning goals, completing their awards, ultimately enabling them to provide increased access and opportunity for all students they may work with, whatever is required.

The City & Guilds Certificate/Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Levels 2 and 3 is a work based qualification and consists of written assignments support by work-based evidence. To successfully obtain the accreditation trainees and required to fulfill certain criteria:

  • work for a minimum of 15 hours per week in a classroom
  • achieve support from their school, SENCO and Headteacher
  • complete a minimum of 30 credits at level 2 or 32 credits at level 3

For more information on the accreditation please click here or email our course manager, Varsha Mistry.

Teacher Training

Shaftesbury is working in partnership with the University of East London to offer Schools Direct placements to applications for English, Maths & Drama teacher training courses.

For more information, to apply or to register interest, please follow the links below.

UEL Secondary Teacher Training

Department for Education's Schools post graduate teacher training courses information

Get into teaching

If you are interested in getting into teacher, click here to find out about training to become a teacher at Shaftesbury.