We have made significant progress in our ambitious plans to reform ITE (Initial Teacher Education) in Wales. New Accreditation Criteria for university based courses of ITE have been published and new programmes of ITE will be delivered from September 2019.
Although the majority of ITE in Wales is undertaken through this traditional university based route, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) can be gained through the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP).
The GTP has been operational in its current form since 2011. It aims to meet local and regional recruitment needs in both primary and secondary maintained schools. It is currently the only employment based route into teaching.
With this in mind, we are undertaking an initial survey of stakeholders and participants to better understand how the programme can be improved to address recruitment difficulties, meet the needs of the new curriculum and is fit for the future.
If you have been a GTP trainee or involved in the GTP in other ways (administration, a mentor, workforce planning etc.) the Welsh Government would like to hear your views. The questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous.
Graduate teacher programme (GTP) participants survey (external link)
Graduate teacher programme (GTP) stakeholder survey (external link)