Teacher Education Course

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Edinburgh Steiner Teacher Education Course (ESTEC) has always been at the forefront of Steiner Education in the UK and we have an established reputation for training teachers who now work throughout the world, as well as here in Scotland.


The Course is delivered on Saturdays during the School session, offering the opportunity to discover Steiner Waldorf Education through an interesting and varied programme over three years.


Students are internationally recognised as working at Level 10 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). Each of the six Courses can be taken as Continuous Professional Development training by experienced teachers, accredited with a Certificate at SCQF Level 10 by The University of Edinburgh.


Graduates of the full 3-year Course gain a Professional Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Education. This is in tandem with the National Guidelines and facilitation by General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS) for our education.


This Diploma is recognised by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (SWSF), a member of  the Association of Steiner Waldorf Teacher Educators (ASWTE) in the UK; and successful graduates can obtain registration as a Steiner Waldorf qualified teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland for an individual Steiner Waldorf school in Scotland (Named School Only Registration).


The Diploma will enable graduates to make an application for teaching posts in any Steiner School in the UK (and world-wide, depending on government requirements).


The Course is subject to annual review via Quality Assurance processes overseen by The University of Edinburgh.



About Steiner Teacher Education Course

Based within the Edinburgh Steiner School, the Course provides a balance of academic, artistic and practical activities.

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What is Steiner Education?

Based on his philosophy and understanding of child development, Rudolf Steiner founded the first school in 1919. Today there are more than 1,000 Steiner schools worldwide and 2,000 Early Years settings in 60 different countries.

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The Course

The Course balances artistic activities, self-development and curriculum study, with a view to developing the qualities and faculties needed by every teacher, as well as an inner journey which will be of interest to many others.

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