ASWTE Affiliated Courses

The London Seminar

This course has evolved over more than 30 years to include a balance of artistic activities and curriculum study, with a view to developing the qualities and faculties every teacher needs; an awareness of the developmental needs of children at each age, and of individual children at any age, and the confidence, resources and skills to meet those needs in a creative and living way.

Because the course is part time and takes place on Saturdays, it can be fitted around work and family commitments and so attracts people from a wide range of backgrounds. Current students include people already teaching in Steiner Waldorf schools and in the state system, parents, PGCE students and professional people who are looking for a change of direction.

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WESTT – West of England Steiner Teacher Training

Two year part-time class teacher training.

Offering a one and two-year part-time training in the west of England. The Art of Education course is a one year foundation course, offering a broad grounding in the principles and practicalities of Steiner Waldorf education. Those who successfully complete the course may apply to do the additional one year part-time Art of Teaching course and train to become a class teacher.

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NESWEC – North of England Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies Programme

This course offers a foundation in the principles and practice of Steiner Waldorf early childhood education and care, equipping you for work in the early childhood sector. It meets the regulatory requirement for nationally validated early years qualifications at level 4 and level 5 and the international benchmarks for Steiner Waldorf early childhood education. This education is based on the work of Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925) and many others who have developed the principles and practicalities since the first school opened in 1919.

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NESTT – North of England Steiner Teacher Training

NESTT is a part-time course over two years, held primarily at the York Steiner School. It is an excellent foundation for prospective Steiner Waldorf class teachers, providing a substantial base from which to embark on a career in Steiner Waldorf education.

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The London Kindergarten Training

Delivered by the London Steiner Kindergarten Training Company, this training leads to a level 4 Ofqual accredited qualification which meets the Early Years Educator level 3 criteria. In collaboration with CACHE, Crossfields Institute is responsible for approval, ongoing delivery, and centre quality assurance of this qualification. This qualification is delivered on a part time basis over two years. It is followed by a one year full time work placement in a Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten which may lead to a Level 5 early years qualification. 

The course is based at Rudolf Steiner House, Regents Park, London, with residentials in Gloucestershire. The course begins annually towards the end of August

The Heart of Teaching

Michael Hall Steiner Waldorf School is one of the most established U.K. Steiner Waldorf Schools. It has experienced and skilled teachers among  its staff and as a large school, has a full range of classes in which to host students who wish to become Steiner Waldorf Teachers.

The College of Teachers is committed to supporting the work of the movement in this country by offering the resources of the school for the purposes of training teachers for schools in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We are not able to consider applications from students who reside or wish to teach overseas. 

The programme requires a two-year, full time commitment from students. No charge is made to students in the form of course fees. 

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Edinburgh Steiner School – Teacher Education Course

Our adult education course is delivered on Saturdays during the School session, offering the opportunity to discover Steiner Education through an interesting and varied programme. Over three years it provides Steiner-Waldorf Initial Teacher Training, but individual modules or lectures can also be accessed for Continuous Professional Development by experienced practitioners.

The course has been third-party credit-rated by the University of Edinburgh. It carries an SCQF Level 10 rating, commensurate with other Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes and will be subject to annual review via Quality Assurance processes overseen by the University of Edinburgh.

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Holistic Baby and Childcare Course at Emerson College

This Holistic Baby and Child Care qualification synthesises Steiner Waldorf international Birth to Three training guidelines, an introduction to the Pikler approach, and the Early Years Foundation Stage requirements. 

The course is led by Dorothy Marlen, a Steiner early childhood teacher and Pikler pedagogue. Sam Greshoff, the other main tutor is another leading light in the Steiner early childhood movement in the UK. The course is quality assured and certified by the Crossfields Institute and the national awarding body NCFE CACHE, and the qualification has been designed to meet the requirements of the government’s criteria for Early Years Educator (Level 3) qualifications for carers of children from birth to five, released in July 2013, whilst uniquely offering a birth to three emphasis. 

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UK Waldorf Handwork Training Course

This is aimed at existing Handwork teachers, assistants, kindergarten/class teachers, parents and anybody who has a passion for using their hands creatively. The purpose of this course is to develop strength, knowledge, and expertise within the Waldorf Handwork Curriculum. Held on one weekend each month from September to June (10 weekends). Our course will journey through the Handwork Curriculum from Class One to Eight. Starting at the transition from Kindergarten to Class One, each weekend will be dedicated to a specific developmental stage, addressing the appropriate crafts and Waldorf pedagogical background of the child at this age. Each weekend will be full of innovative practice within the Handwork curriculum, lead by experienced Handwork teachers who will guide participants’ understanding and development of practical skills.

Participants will learn new skills, deepen existing areas of expertise and develop ways of sharing these skills with others. The course will include Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Felting, Doll making, Natural dyeing, Cross Stitch and More. Each student will be expected to make a portfolio of work recording their journey on this course.

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