Initial Teacher Training

How can Tes Institute support BSME member schools?

We work with schools and staff in 123 countries providing them with expert-written training courses and internationally recognised qualifications.

As an accredited teacher training provider in the UK, you can rest assured that all our programmes align with national standards and benchmarks. Our programme directors come from education leadership backgrounds so they know how to plan training that is relevant and attainable for your staff.

Training programmes to develop new and experienced staff

International Teaching Practice 

Help your staff that are new to teaching in an international school to develop their classroom skills and become reflective practitioners with our flexible, fully online programme.

Cost: £500 + VAT (where applicable) per learner with discounts of up to 30% for multiple learners.

International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE) 

Support your new and experienced teachers to upskill and take the next step in their career with our master’s level, fully online iPGCE. It will help your teachers to improve their subject knowledge and pedagogy and develop as research-informed, reflective practitioners. 

Cost: £3,600 + VAT (where applicable). For learners in Hong Kong the cost is £5,600 + VAT as we provide additional help to prepare staff for their teacher registration application.

Assessment Only 

Support your staff who can demonstrate that they meet the English Teachers’ Standards and have at least two years’ experience teaching the British or IB curriculum to gain qualified teacher status (QTS) in just 12 weeks. 

Cost: £3,000 + VAT (where applicable)

Straight to Teaching 

For staff who need a little more support, our personalised, online and in-school Straight to Teaching programme helps staff to develop their teaching skills and experience to meet the English Teachers’ Standards and prepare for QTS assessment via our Assessment Only route.

Cost: £4,500–£7,500 + VAT (where applicable) depending on course length. This includes QTS assessment via our Assessment Only route.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Teachers (SKE for teachers)

Help your new teachers to develop their subject knowledge or train more experienced teachers to teach another specialist subject.

Cost: £1,250 + VAT (where applicable)

BSME members get a 5% discount on selected courses, find out more and apply via the Tes Institute website.  

“The different routes into teaching give individuals the flexibility to find a route which suits our school and their needs. I would highly recommend Tes as they guided us through the whole process, taking the stress out of the situation.”

Ruth Sanderson, Senior Vice Principal and Head of Secondary, Doha College, Qatar

Expert support every step of the way:
  • Programme officers support learners to meet the entry requirements for our programmes and help them to enrol

  • Programme directors manage the delivery of the programmes and support learners with any issues 

  • Pathway tutors provide learners with guidance and feedback

School mentors also receive training to guide them through the process and have someone to contact throughout the programme.


To find out about how Tes Institute can be used to increase teacher retention and improve performance, please click here.

To find out how Tes Develop can help your school to raise teaching standards, please click here.

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