South Bromsgrove Teacher Training Partnership Music (Y237)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Haybridge Alliance SCITT
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://www.southbromsgrove.worcs.sch.uk/Our-School/Initial-Teacher-Training

Contents

Course summary

Music has the power to transform lives and bring awe and wonder to students. The course is designed to develop outstanding teachers who can bring the subject to life and inspire their pupils. Trainee teachers will develop understanding, knowledge and skills to deliver music as an art form; making the subject accessible for all. The course will help you develop your teaching of performing, composing and listening across the 11-16 age range. It will encourage you to plan effective lessons and communicate musical concepts effectively, reflect on and refine your classroom practice, and help you define what progress means in music education.

At South Bromsgrove we can also offer opportunities within a thriving extra curricular programme including choirs, orchestras, rock bands and whole school events and productions. Trainees are encouraged to develop the skills that will enable them to contribute to the wider-life of schools.

This course prepares trainees to teach Music within secondary schools, from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4. The course involves a combination of practical teaching experience and taught modules on pedagogy and broader aspects of education. Trainees will be placed at South Bromsgrove High Academy for the main placement and will undertake a second, contrasting school experience placement at another school. Second school placements will be arranged during the first term and will be carefully matched to the needs of the trainee.

QTS is awarded by Haybridge Alliance SCITT and involves you gathering evidence against each of the Teacher Standards. The PGCE is awarded by Birmingham City University (BCU) upon successful completion of 3 assignments.

Trainees will spend a minimum of 120 days in school working towards the award of QTS.

Trainees will also benefit from the Central Education Programme and Subject Pedagogy sessions that are led by a Subject Specialist. It is your responsibility to secure the required fundamental English and Mathematics skills and we will support you in this process to ensure you can demonstrate competence in the required fundamental English and Mathematics to gain QTS.

School placements

This programme is based at South Bromsgrove High Academy. The school, in collaboration with Haybridge SCITT will arrange a second school experience placement that will take place during the Spring term. The school will be selected based on the training needs of the individual trainee and location. We partner with a range of local middle and high schools to ensure trainees’ needs are met and that they are not required to travel unreasonable distances.

Trainees will be assigned a designated, expert Subject Mentor whilst in school, along with a Professional Mentor. Mentors will work together to ensure that trainees are making good progress in their teaching practice and that all emerging training needs are being met.

The school experience placements will ensure that trainees are able to teach across the full age range, from 11 - 16.

Trainees will spend the majority of their time in school, but will attend Haybridge SCITT for professional and subject studies on one day per week.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in music or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Personal qualities

We are looking for the following personal qualities in our prospective trainees:

  • A commitment to the welfare and well-being of young people
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and an ability to relate to young people
  • A passion for your subject and for education in general
  • A willingness to learn through experience and respond to feedback

Other requirements

All prospective trainees will be subject to a medical questionnaire, assessing their fitness to teach and an Enhanced DBS check.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

Tuition fees are £9250 and you can apply for a loan to cover these fees and/or a means tested maintenance grant via the Student Loan Company. There are a range of bursaries and scholarships available and their value by phase, subject and degree classification can be found by visiting the Department of Education website:- https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/bursaries-and-funding

About the training provider

South Bromsgrove High Teacher Training Partnership provides a high quality, school-based learning opportunity. ‘South’ is an outstanding school (Ofsted 2012/13) where students enjoy learning in a way which stimulates their imagination and creativity. We maintain high standards of achievement, offer a broad and relevant curriculum, and place great emphasis on high quality learning experiences in lessons.

The unique aspect of our School Direct training programmes is that delivery is shared across schools from our wider alliance, who have specific areas of expertise. This allows insight into First, Middle, High and Special Schools and a broader understanding of education and pedagogy.

All schools in our partnership are highly committed to the training of teachers in a school based environment with access to high quality support from Higher Education Institutions. South Bromsgrove TTP has experienced subject and professional mentors who are involved in the planning and development of the School Direct courses. Every trainee is assigned a Professional and Subject Mentor who will be experienced in mentoring, coaching and giving feedback. You will meet with your mentor regularly, to review and set targets related to the teacher standards.

Interview process

Interviews will take place at South Bromsgrove High Academy. These will typically take one whole day and will involve the following:

  • lesson observation of an experienced teacher
  • written task
  • mathematics exercise
  • subject knowledge interview
  • small group / class teaching
  • formal interview

Interviews will be conducted by the Lead Mentor and the Subject Mentor for Music.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

South Bromsgrove Teacher Training Partnership recognises that teachers with disabilities make an important contribution to schools, both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos. We value diversity and the unique contribution that all staff and trainees bring. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities or specific educational needs and we are committed to fulfilling our duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all trainees can access all aspects of our training provision. We also work closely with our accredited providers to ensure that support mechanisms are in place for emerging needs of trainees throughout the course.

Specific support might include:

  • Training materials produced in advance or made available online;
  • Specific print requirements, such as large print / coloured paper;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Wheelchair access to relevant training / classrooms;
  • Designated quiet working areas.

It is a trainee’s choice whether or not they disclose disabilities to us, but we would encourage you to do so in order that we can support you fully in completing your training.

Contact this training provider

Email
training@southbromsgrove.worcs.sch.uk
Telephone
01527 962021
Website
https://www.southbromsgrove.worcs.sch.uk/Our-School/Initial-Teacher-Training
Address
South Bromsgrove High School
Charford Road
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B60 3NL

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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