School Direct & Initial Teacher Training

Thinking of becoming a primary or secondary school teacher? Why not train with Billericay Educational Consortium, the top performing provider in England, based in Essex.

Experience the best of both worlds, a school led course with all the facilities a University can offer including extensive library and online journals.

Our partnership schools offer trainees the opportunity to experience examples of outstanding practice and for fee paying trainees the opportunity to gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Masters level with the Institute of Education.

Becoming a successful teacher is a process which requires support and training of the highest quality. Initial Teacher Training is the important first step in the process. We are an intimate provider and staff members are very accessible with trainees feeling well supported and listened to. We are renowned for producing sound, experienced and reflective Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) who are sought after by schools both within and beyond the partnership.


I am constantly being able to link theory with practice.  I am so pleased I chose this route spending so much time in school.  All the trainees support one another, it’s a great network to be a part of

    TRAINEE, JUNE 2016


The face to face training elements are delivered by high quality practising teachers who share with trainees the very real demands, challenges and joys of teaching today.  Many sessions are delivered in school working with the pupils.

You have to ask the question

Is teaching for me?

Would I like:

  • A life-changing experience
  • A new challenge
  • A fulfilling career
  • Every day to be different
  • To work with young people and make a difference to their lives

Am I:

  • Enthusiastic about teaching
  • Energetic and hardworking
  • A good communicator and listener, with a sense of humour
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Able to use my initiative
  • Passionate about learning
  • Imaginative and creative
  • Able to inspire and enthuse
  • Well organised, focused and determined
  • Resilient and able to cope with pressure
  • Able to work in a team with other adults
  • Self aware
  • Able to be reflective, to listen and always willing to act on advice

If the answer is yes, then take the first step and apply – don’t delay as places go quickly!

The Consortium has a commitment to equality of opportunity for all, and welcome candidates from diverse ethnic backgrounds regardless of age, gender, disability, religious or social contexts.

To find out more about our exciting primary and secondary training courses, please select one of the links below:

> Primary School Teaching

> Secondary School Teaching 

The level of coherence between the taught aspects of the course and school placement is excellent.  This means all trainees are well supported to make rapid progress in becoming Good and Outstanding teachers.

    OFSTED 2014