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University to attract City workers into teaching during credit crunch

29 September 2008

Canterbury Christ Church University is contributing to a national recruitment drive for City workers who are looking for careers in teaching.

Reports suggest that staff working in the financial sector are looking to re-train as teachers because the credit crunch is threatening thousands of jobs.

The University is backing the Training and Development Agency for Schools’ (TDA) bid to recruit financiers to combat the shortage of maths and science teachers and attract more people into the profession.

Dean of the University’s Faculty of Education, Dr John Moss, said: “The credit crunch is forcing people to re-think their career path and teaching is an attractive option for City workers.  It offers you a better quality of life (especially those used to commuting into London for three or four hours a day, with all the associated costs), and a career that will enable you to make a much needed contribution to the community you live in. We also know from numerous real cases that people can get much more job satisfaction from teaching than working in the city, and the career opportunities and salary potential for people with business and leadership skills are extensive.”

He continued: “We are particularly interested in attracting people who would like to teach secondary mathematics, science, languages and ICT and we can provide courses to help brush up the subject knowledge needed. As one of the biggest and most successful providers of initial teacher education in the UK, Canterbury Christ Church University’s Faculty of Education is able to offer an excellent range of different routes into teaching – including part time study, work-based and distance learning – and therefore, is well equipped to deal with the needs of applicants in different circumstances.  The opportunities are endless for these high-flying candidates.”


Further details of Canterbury Christ Church University’s routes into teaching are featured below in the notes of editors section.

For further information on the range of teacher training courses offered by Canterbury Christ Church University, log on to www.canterbury.ac.uk/education/pgce or contact the Faculty of Education Information Office on 01227 782635 or email education@canterbury.ac.uk.

If you are a member of the media and would like to interview Professor John Moss, please contact Canterbury Christ Church University’s Media Relations Officer, Clarie Draper, on 01227 782391.

Notes to Editor

Routes into teaching

Undergraduate – Early Years / Childhood Studies /  Primary

1. Childhood Studies Foundation Degree, 2 year employment based route, part time.
2. Early Years Studies Foundation Degree, 2 year employment based route, part time.
3. BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies, 4 terms employment based route, part time.
4. BA (Hons) Early Years, 4 terms employment based route, part time.
5. BA (Hons) Primary Education, 2 year, part time.
6. BA (Hons) Professional Studies, 2 year, part time.
7. BA (Hons) Primary Education (Qualified Teacher Status), 3 year, full time.
8. Undergraduate Music Education, 3 year employment based route, full time.
9. BSc – Maths/Science (Qualified Teacher Status), 3 year, full time.

Undergraduate Post-Compulsory

1. Cert Ed, 2 year, undergraduate post-compulsory, part time.
2. BA (Post-compulsory), 2 year 1 term, undergraduate post-compulsory, full time.

Postgraduate Primary

1. Postgraduate/Professional Certificate in Education, 1 year, full time.
2. Postgraduate/Professional Certificate in Education, 2 year, part time.
3. Postgraduate / Professional Certificate in Education Modular, Flexible, part time.
4. Graduate Teacher Programme Primary, 1 year (employment based route), full time.
5. Registered Teacher Programme Primary, 1 year (employment based route, full time.
6. Overseas trained teacher programme primary, 1 year (employment based route), full time.

Postgraduate Primary / Secondary

1. Postgraduate/Professional Certificate in Education 7 – 14, 1 year, full time.

Postgraduate Secondary

1. Postgraduate/Professional Certificate in Educaton, 1 year, full time.
2. Graduate Teacher Programme Secondary, 1 year (employment based route), full time.
3. Registered Teacher Programme Secondary, 1 year (employment based route), full time.
4. Overseas Trained Teacher Programme Secondary, 1 year, full time.
5. Teach First, 2 year employment based route, full time.
6. Graduate Teacher Programme – Maths/Science/Design and Technology, full time.
7. Postgraduate/Professional Certificate in Education Modular – English, Maths and Music, Flexible, part time.
8. iTeach (Qualified Teacher Status) - Maths/Chemistry/Physics (11-16), 18 months, full time and online.

Postgraduate Secondary Post-compulsory

1. Postgraduate/Professional Certificate in Education 14-19, 1 year, full time.

Postgraduate Post-compulsory

1. Postgraduate/Professional Certificate in Education, 1 year, full time.
2. Postgraduate/Professional Certificate in Education, 2 year, part time.
3. Associate Tutor, 1 year, part time.
4. Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (higher education), 2 year, part time.

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Claire Draper
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