St Marylebone Collaborative Modern Languages (French and Spanish) (D671)

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

Accredited body
Roehampton University
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available 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 - secondary
Course length
1 year - full time
Date you can apply from
1 December 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.stmaryleboneschool.com

Contents

Course summary

The programme is designed for those intending to teach French, German or Spanish as their subject specialism; all students must be able to offer French as at least their second language. The aim is to give you an understanding of the way modern foreign languages are taught in schools, including the use of the target language as the principal means of classroom communication.

You will be encouraged to try out a wide range of approaches to teaching, as well as strategies for organising the classroom for effective learning. University sessions include a large amount of practically based activities to help you develop your skills. You will have the opportunity to acquire an understanding of the demands of the National Curriculum orders for modern foreign languages. The work in schools will be closely linked with the university-based sessions so that you will have the opportunity to use a range of up-to-date language resources, including ICT, to set up active and engaging learning activities.

School placements

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Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in modern languages (French and Spanish) 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.

(https://www.equivalencytesting.com/) or similar

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who have the potential to become outstanding teachers, and who are able to work independently on their studies while training in a school context. These personal attributes include:

  • Subject knowledge
  • Motivation to become the best teacher possible
  • Ability to analyse and learn from experience
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Capacity for hard work
  • Perseverance
  • Good organisational skills
  • Empathy and a liking for young people.
  • Ambition to make a difference by becoming an inspirational teacher.
  • Must pass Secretary of State’s requirement for physical and mental fitness to teach.

Other requirements

Legal requirements: All places on the PGCE are subject to satisfactory health and criminal convictions assessments. Applicants will be required to complete an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and obtain a registration number from the Independent Safeguarding Authority. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, students and trainees to share this commitment.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2023 to 2024 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £16,500

Financial support from the training provider

Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on tuition fee-based teacher training courses in England that lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).

Receiving a bursary or scholarship depends on: a. highest relevant academic award b. ITT subject

In languages and physics, trainees starting courses in the academic year 2023 to 2024 will not need to be eligible for student finance to be eligible for a bursary or scholarship. In all other subjects, trainees are only eligible for a bursary we are offering bursaries of:

Applicants may be eligible for a bursary if they have a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or master’s.

We are offering scholarships of:

£27,000 in French, German and Spanish (no other languages)

About the training provider

The lead school The St Marylebone CE School has a 25+ year history of teacher training and outreach work, including ten years as a National Teaching School. Now working as St Marylebone Collaborative we are experienced in supporting successful trainees over a number of years on different training routes, for instance PGCE, Teach First, School Direct. Staff are eager to be involved in training and mentoring, many of them having themselves trained at St Marylebone School.

St Marylebone is also one of the 42 Maths Hubs in England. We run the Maths Hub for the Central & NW London region. St Marylebone is also running one of the eight Creativity Collaboratives pilots funded by Art Council England, investigating teaching for creativity.

When you train with us, or one of our partner schools, you will work with experienced teachers, first of all observing and team teaching, then teaching independently. We work with a group of schools in Central London and further afield. Often the six week second school placements are shared between partner schools to ensure that trainees have a good experience.

We have been successively rated outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS and are one of the best performing non-selective state schools nationally.

We are based in the fantastic location of Marylebone High Street with all the attractions of Central London nearby and the benefits of excellent transport links. Nearest tube stations: Baker Street, Regents’ Park (both a 2-minute walk away).

About the accredited body

This course is accredited by University of Roehampton, who have been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years. Many members of staff are at the cutting edge of research in teacher education, which has a positive impact on the quality of our provision; tutors have extensive teaching experience in schools with many having served as consultants or as Ofsted inspectors.

The university experience is enhanced by its beautiful campus both close to central London and set in parkland with grand, historic buildings and lakes with newly built modern facilities.

Interview process

We will invite selected candidates to an interview. The invitation letter will give full details of the interview. This is likely to be a classroom exercise, literacy test, and panel interview.

Prior to your interview you will need to complete a Maths and English test online (please see link provided below).

Maths: https://response.questback.com/roehamptonuniversity/mathsskills2324

English: https://response.questback.com/roehamptonuniversity/englishskills2324

Our interview processes are designed with equality and diversity in mind and adhere to the Equality Act of 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act of 2001. The interviewers are welcoming and supportive and try to put candidates at their ease as much as possible. The interview will include the following elements: A face to face interview with one or more panellists designed to see if you are resilient, reflective, resourceful and respectful (teaching is a profession where respect for pupils and colleagues is essential). It is helpful to have an understanding of current affairs in relation to teaching. A Written Task designed to see how you interpret information.

Interview Applicants must bring the following to interview: their qualifications certificates; identity documents (photo id e.g. a passport, and evidence of residence e.g. a mobile phone bill or bank/savings statement). Overseas applicants must provide evidence of their eligibility to live and study in the UK.

Offers If we make you an offer, it could be conditional upon various things such as DBS clearance. You are entitled to wait for the outcome of all your applications before accepting an offer and we fully endorse this

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

https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/disability-services/

Also contact the Roehampton office for a discussion of your needs if they are not related to mobility, so that we can identify what additional support might be appropriate for you.

Disability access is limited in some of the schools due to the nature of the historic buildings in which they are based. Please contact the school concerned directly if you wish to discuss this in detail.

Contact this training provider

Email
s.vekaria@stmaryleboneschool.com
Telephone
02079354704
Website
http://www.stmaryleboneschool.com
Address
64 Marylebone High Street
London
Greater London
W1U 5BA

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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