TLTP Education partners with SCCD
TLTP Education (London Teaching Pool Ltd) and multi-accredited training centre SCCD (Schools, Courses & Career Development) have agreed a strategic partnership intended to help fast track more suitable candidates into teaching.
As part of the partnership, TLTP says candidates who come to it without appropriate qualifications or experience to go straight into a job in school will be referred to SCCD for training. These candidates may range from qualified teachers from other EU countries who want to teach in the UK but have no UK teaching experience; teaching assistants and childcare professionals who want to become teachers; people without a PGCE certificate but who still wish to become qualified teachers, and people who may already be working as teachers but who are not yet qualified.
Darryl Mydat, managing director of TLTP Education, commented, “We believe this partnership is a very constructive way for us to work together to increase the number of people who can come into teaching.
“There is a great demand for good teachers across the board. We will be referring as many people as possible who come to us for teaching jobs but who can’t be placed because they are either not yet qualified or because they don’t have any UK classroom experience. SCCD will offer them the training they need and will return them to us to place in suitable positions in school. In addition, we will be working with SCCD to place their existing graduate teachers and teaching assistants in long term, permanent employment.”
Shaaira Alexis, director of education & training at SCCD, commented, “Our training is designed specifically for people who need to be qualified.
“Everyone who works in state schools must be qualified as teachers or teaching assistants and we work hard to get as many good candidates as we can up to that level. Teaching assistants can complete their training in between six and nine months and teachers in 12-15 months, whilst shorter courses are available for overseas and EU trained teachers that require UK orientation. Teachers in training, of course, can also be used to work as teaching assistants.”