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Marjon offer support to new trainee teachers

Released: 31.01.19

Plymouth Marjon University will be hosting Professional Skills Workshops for those interested in training for a career in teaching.

Whether undergraduate or postgraduate, anyone wishing to train to be a teacher needs to pass professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning studies to become a fully-fledged teacher.

Gill Golder, Director of Teacher Education at Marjon, said the workshops are a great chance to revise ahead of the tests.

“The sessions offer a useful recap on how to answer questions on the professional skills test papers. Many people get nervous about taking the tests as they have not revisited some concepts since they did their GCSEs in Maths and English and some view the tests as a barrier to joining the teaching profession,” said Gill.

“These active workshop sessions aim to provide a base of knowledge so that those who attend can feel a lot more confident in their ability to pass the tests and we are not turning away people unnecessarily from the highly rewarding career of teaching.”

These intensive workshops are free to attend for all current Marjon students, Marjon alumni and applicants to Marjon BEd, PGCE or School Direct programmes. If you would like to attend simply log in using your Marjon username and password and reserve your place on one of the workshops.

If you’re not eligible to attend a free workshop or are a Marjon applicant who does not yet have a log-in, then follow this link and select the workshop you would like to attend using the paid option.

All workshops take place in room W305 on the Plymouth Marjon University campus and intensive whole day workshops are available to those who are interested. Please see the full details below.

Please note: the 6 February 2019 session is only available to those who are eligible for free attendance.

Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Literacy 1400-1500

Numeracy 1500-1600


Tuesday 26 February 2019

Literacy 1500-1630 (£15)

Numeracy 1630-1800 (£15)


Monday 13 May 2019

Numeracy 1500-1630 (£15)

Literacy 1630-1800 (£15)


Whole day workshops:

Thursday 6 June 2019

Numeracy 1000-1500 (£40)


Friday 7 June 2019

Literacy 1000-1500 (£40)

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