PAAT Training — How It Works
Admission to The Training Course
You’ll need a little preparation before you can make a start as a trainee teacher.
Aged 18 or over, you’ll have taken lessons for a year, or attended an introductory course and spent some time on the Association’s Recreational Course.
The Recreational Course is an ongoing course offered in terms of 12 weekly sessions each lasting 2 hours. There are 3 terms per year and you can choose not to attend all three.
As an alternative to lessons, you may have attended a course run by PAAT members in a college or university.
The PAAT Training Course is based in Birmingham and will take you four years to complete.
Currently, sessions are held from 6 to 9.30pm on Thursday and Friday evenings and from 8.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday mornings. This way, our course is accessible to as many people as possible.
You’ll need to spend at least eight hours a week in private study of the set texts in order to complete assignments and pass the examinations successfully.
In addition you’ll attend a week of extended study at a residential centre once a year.
There are no formal academic requirements for entry to the course, and if your study skills or English aren’t good, we can help you.
Each academic year runs from September until July and is divided into three terms.
Each term is thirteen weeks long and includes a half-term break.
Each week requires twelve hours attendance.
Over the four year period this means you’ll receive two thousand hours of tuition.
Current course fees are £800 per term.