Training with TELA

Achieve with TELA

'Achieve with TELA' School Direct Initial Teacher Training programme is an established programme with a successful track record of recruiting the best and providing a high quality experience. Our ethos is to train, employ and grow our own teachers and future leaders in Leicestershire and the surrounding areas.


‘The experience and opportunities you will receive are invaluable‘ 

- L Pole


'Achieve' have been involved in teacher training for over 10 years and have a proven track record of success. We have a 98% pass rate, 0% dropout rate and over 65% of our graduates find employment within our alliance of schools.


‘A very supportive alliance. Talented staff with a passion to teach people how to teach‘ 

- M McLellan


We provide Schools Direct Initial Teacher Training in primary and secondary education and work in partnership with three universities: University of Leicester, Loughborough University, and Warwick University. All courses will lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Masters Credits.


Our school based provision includes two high quality teaching placements with experienced and supportive mentors in two schools with varied age ranges, within a local hub model.


Getting to experience a number of different schools during training was incredibly worthwhile‘ 

- J Fawcett


'Achieve' in partnership with TELA are a career-long training provider. During your Teacher Training, we will fast-track you for interview at schools within our alliance. While we can’t guarantee you a job, we certainly give you the tools and training to put you head and shoulders above your competitors.


‘The training sessions were relevant and pragmatic. As well as the content it was always great to meet up with other Achieve trainees‘ 

- A Davies


Once you have completed your training year we will continue with you on your teaching journey providing an NQT conference and bespoke NQT training. 


As a recently qualified teacher (RQT), you will present your action research at our Leicestershire research conference. 


We even provide National Professional Qualifications in Middle Leadership, Senior Leadership and Headship. 


Achieve and TELA are with you every step of the way through your teaching career.

Partner schools offering placements

Primary Schools

Arnesby C of E School

Badgerbrook Primary School

Cosby Primary School

Croft Primary school

Hallbrook Primary School

Old Mill Primary School

Orchard C of E Primary School

Richmond Primary School

St Peter’s C of E Primary School

Secondary Schools

Brockington College

Countesthorpe Leysland Community College

Hinckley Academy 

Redmoor Academy

South Charnwood High School

Thomas Estley Community College

Wigston Academy

Wigston College

Find out more and apply

How to apply

UCAS is now open for 2019/20 applications, when you’re ready to apply, you’ll need to do this via the UCAS Teacher Training site. Search for Achieve by our postcode LE9 6PT (easiest) or UCAS course code.

Events for 2018-19

To find out more about Achieve with TELA teacher training, register to attend one of our Information Events:

DATES FOR 2018/19 are listed under our Get into teaching tab


Be the first to hear about our events,  register your interest for the above events by emailing tela@thomasestley.org.uk confirming if you are interested in Primary or Secondary (& your subject specialism for secondary), or call us on 01455 283263 ext 3206 (Jo Robotham - Teaching School Administrator).