St Marylebone Collaborative Computing (X428)

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

Students learn about the challenges and opportunities of teaching computing, IT and digital literacy in secondary schools. The course looks at how approaches from the world of software development, such as agility and craftsmanship have parallels in the classroom, and can be applied to teaching and learning in programming and digital media. The course equips you to develop your students’ computational thinking and ICT capability, within and beyond the subject curriculum.

Teaching and learning methods provide both challenge and support, and draw on practical activities, independent study, group work and academic input; high quality school placements are an integral part of the course. Written assignments allow you to pursue your own professional interests from a foundation of core pedagogic subject knowledge.

The course is ideally suited to recent graduates in computing related degrees and to those with practical experience of software development. The University hopes to offer a preliminary subject knowledge enhancement course for graduates in other subjects without programming experience.

https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/courses/module/?year=20222023&module=PGS020L513

https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/courses/module/?year=20222023&module=PGS020L514

School placements

Training will be at St Marylebone school with a placement at another contrasting school. The second school placement will be for six weeks.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in computing 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

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults and it is our expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. Any offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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

https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses/funding-and-scholarships/scholarships-uk-2022-23/

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

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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