Ab Initio (AI) Course for New Teachers – General Primary & PE Applicants

20 August 2018 09:00 - 17:00

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The AI course is a one-day training course in late August for teachers who start their teaching careers in September. The course is best described as ‘pre-season training’ and is highly recommended for our PGCE students who have not taught before, as well as any new teachers in the independent or state sector.

The course inducts teachers into the profession and provides a toolkit for their first six weeks in post. A teacher’s first half-term with sole responsibility for classes and their pupils’ progress is daunting and demanding, and this course enables teachers to effectively prepare with confidence for the challenges and workload ahead.

The course is highly practical and the topics include:

  • Effective class & behaviour management
  • Lesson planning & evaluation
  • Marking & assessment
  • Differentiation
  • Report writing & parents’ evenings
  • The role of the Form Tutor
  • Safeguarding & child protection
  • Managing the workload

The fee for the Ab Initio course is £395 for UK trainees and £495 for International trainees. The fees cover the cost of all tutoring and food whilst trainees are attending the course.

To attend the course, PGCE applicants need only tick the relevant box on the PGCE application form, which is available to download from the University of Buckingham’s website (www.buckingham.ac.uk/education). Please complete and return the application to the School of Education.


20 August 2018
09:00 - 17:00
£395 - £495
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School of Education
+44 (0)1280 820219


Whittlebury Hall
Whittlebury, Northamptonshire United Kingdom + Google Map
01327 857857

Who's Attending

One person is attending Ab Initio (AI) Course for New Teachers – General Primary & PE Applicants

  • Lynda Jackson


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Ab Initio (AI) Course 2018 - Overseas Applicants - General, Primary & PE£495.00
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Ab Initio (AI) Course 2018 - UK Applicants - General, Primary and PE£395.00