Bromley Schools’ Collegiate School Direct Design and technology (D144)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Bromley Schools Collegiate
Financial support
Salary
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also 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.

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://bscteach.co.uk

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Course summary

Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is a well established provider of initial teacher training with nearly 30 years experience. During this time have trained over 1500 teachers.
At the end of their training, trainees say they feel supported on their journey through their training year and prepared as they become Early Career Teachers (ECT) .

  • The programme has been developed to deepen trainee’s use of research informed practice.
    • Trainees will receive high quality training from experienced facilitators, many who are drawn from partnership schools, providing real-life context to the training.

Every child deserves to be taught by excellent teachers. Bromley Schools’ Collegiate together with our partnership schools, are committed to train and develop of the next generation of career teachers.

  • Secondary trainees spend Monday to Friday in their placement school with training taking place each Wednesday afternoon, usually at the Bromley Schools’ Collegiate training suite. This is based at Hayes. Secondary School, West Common Road, Hayes, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7DB.
  • Trainees will gain a strong understanding of how to meet the needs of all pupils through our curriculum based on caring for the whole child.
  • Right from the start of the course, trainees will be taught to develop critically reflective practice.
  • Subject Specific expertise will be developed and strengthened through the robust training programme.
  • Trainees are assessed throughout their placements by experienced leaders with a focus on making them career ready
  • The training course runs from September to July. To meet the ITT criteria trainees must have experience of whole class teaching in two school settings. This placement will take place January / February - Spring term 1.
  • Trainees will be employed Placement 1 is September to December attracting a salary on the unqualified teacher payscale
    • Qualification achieved is QTS

School placements

Bromley Schools’ Collegiate are proud to have well established partnerships with schools in the borough of Bromley. Many of these schools have capacity to support trainees who are applying for employment based positions. They are employed by the school on an unqualified teacher payscale. Subjects which schools have capacity to support school direct salaried trainees can change each year. All trainees must have experience of teaching in two education environments. Second school experience will be arranged by Bromley Schools’ Collegiate for Spring term 1 ( January/February).

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in design and technology 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.

Bromley Schools’ Collegiate are unable to recognise some equivalency tests already completed. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to take Bromley Schools’ Collegiate’s own equivalency tests in English and Maths.

Personal qualities

Becoming a teacher allows you to make a difference to the lives of young people. A teacher should have genuine passion for their subject, empathy for their students, show compassion when needed. Caring for the whole child, encouraging them to work to the best of the ability. Classroom experience is not necessary to make an application to Bromley Schools’ Collegiate, however arrangements can be made for you to visit one of our partnership schools for successful applicants.

Salary

Trainees will be employed by the placement school using the unqualified teachers’ pay scales. The training fee will be addressed by the employing school as part of the trainee’s contract.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Main Site   Bromley Schools’ Collegiate, Hayes, Bromley Kent, BR2 7DB 

Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is a well established provider of initial teacher training with over 25 years experience. During this time we have trained over 1500 teachers.

100% of our trainees say they feel supported on their journey through their training year and prepared as they become Early Career Teachers (ECT) .

What our last cohort of trainees say about us:

  • I know my confidence stems from the opportunities that have been provided by Bromley Schools’ Collegiate

  • Support and guidance enables trainees to apply their knowledge skilfully in placement schools 
    
  • Support was consistent throughout and I have really benefited from learning as you go approach

  • I feel very lucky to have had 2 amazing placements with very, very supportive departments who would do anything they could to help

  • The course is fantastic. There is a great emphasis on independence and freedom

  •  Trainees know what leaders and mentors expect of them - the course was robust and intense! I feel very well prepared for my career as a teacher 
    

About the accredited body

Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is a well established provider of initial teacher training with over 25 years experience. During this time have trained over 1500 teachers.

At the end of their training, trainees say they feel supported on their journey through their training year and prepared as they become Early Career Teachers (ECT) .

  • The programme has been developed to deepen trainee’s use of research informed practice.

  • Trainees will receive high quality training from experienced facilitators, many who are drawn from partnership schools, providing real-life context to the training.

Interview process

Applications are circulated to our partnership schools who have expressed an interest in this subject and have capacity to host / employ a school direct salaried candidate. Successful applications will be invited for interview. As much notice as possible is given when ever possible, however this may be within a week of receiving your application.

The interview will be to assess your suitability for teaching and your curriculum knowledge for the subject you have chosen.

As part of the selection process, we require you to prepare a short 4 minute presentation to be delivered to the interview panel. This should be delivered orally without powerpoint or any other electronic aid. After which you will be have a formal interview with senior management / headteacher.

You will also be asked to complete a timed written task which will be assessed as part of the selection process. Please do not worry about the content it is to see your use of grammar etc.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work 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 work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

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

Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is an all inclusive provider.

Contact this training provider

Email
administrator@gradteach.co.uk
Telephone
02083006566
Website
http://bscteach.co.uk
Address
Hayes Secondary School
West Common Road
Hayes, Bromley
Kent
BR2 7DB

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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