Forest Independent Primary Collegiate

At Forest Independent Primary Collegiate we set high expectations to inspire and motivate those aspiring to a teaching career.

Whether you are changing career or just graduating from university, Forest Independent Primary Collegiate (FIPC) could enable you to achieve a career in teaching. FIPC is a large provider of Initial Teacher Training with numerous partnership schools within the boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering, Enfield, and the counties of Hertfordshire and Essex. Their varied geographical backgrounds enable trainees to gain an understanding of schools serving both rural and urban communities.

We offer the QTS salaried route, QTS non-salaried route, QTS salaried route with PGCE (through University of Derby) and QTS non-salaried route with PGCE (through University of Derby).

We are based on the Latton Green Primary Academy Site in Harlow and our training takes place in a variety of schools across our partnership. This creates a community dedicated to teaching and learning.

We consider the two most important aspects of the FIPC Initial Teacher Training Programme to be achieving a balance between work and study, and building and maintaining professional relationships.

Our courses are intended to be a bespoke package of school-led and FIPC based learning and development. Your needs will be met through a balance of “learning on the job”, formal training, coaching, mentoring and self-directed study. 

To watch a short video about us, please click here.

Areas covered

Essex, Hertfordshire, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering, Enfield


Primary 3-7 and 5-11


QTS - Salaried School Direct

QTS - Non-Salaried School Direct

QTS & PGCE - Salaried School Direct

QTS & PGCE - Fee-Paying School Direct

* PGCE with the University of Middlesex

Click here for an explanation of the different routes into teaching