Important

Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

The Swaledale Alliance Primary (5-11) Part time (K992)

PGCE with QTS part time

Accredited body
Red Kite Teacher Training
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
5 to 11
Course length
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.swaledalealliance.org/itt

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

As a primary teacher, you will prepare children for life, academically and emotionally. You’ll encourage them to be curious about the world around them, inspiring a love of learning and empowering them to reach their full potential.

Our new Part-Time Primary course is a flexible, two-year training programme designed especially for people who are passionate about teaching in this age range but who may have family commitments or need to work while training.

Altogether, over the two years, you will have more than 120 days in school for each option, ensuring that by the time you reach the end of the course, you’ll be a comfortable and confident classroom practitioner.

In addition to the days in school, you will have eight days of input over the two years with the University of Leeds as part of Red Kite’s exclusive partnership with them. This will be completed through blended online tutorials, remote learning and face-to-face lectures.

There are four PGCE academic modules across the two years and you will gain 60 masters credits, two assignments in Year 1 (30 credits) and two assignments in Year 2 (30 credits).

Professional learning days are included in the training days, although there may be an occasional requirement to attend an event such as an employment conference with peers across all programmes. There are a number of training venues spread right across the region to make this as convenient as possible.

Our hybrid approach to learning combines traditional classroom experiences and digital course delivery, ensuring that you:

· Can manage your time to meet course deadlines.

· Get the flexibility of online learning with the stability of in-class instruction.

· Save time travelling to training venues.

· Benefit from a personalised training programme designed to fit around the demands of their everyday life.

You will follow a carefully designed plan to support your learning. The course is structured to make sure that you take on classroom responsibility in a systematic manner, building your confidence, pedagogy and subject knowledge.

A detailed calendar and handbook provide you with all the information that you will need to plan ahead. Over the two years, you will have taught in at least two schools and in two key stages. We recommend that you stay in one school for each year of the programme.

School placements

We have a big partnership of schools, meaning our trainees have flexibility when it comes to placements. Our trainees can also benefit from the placements our partners can offer, which can vary from rural settings to the buzz of the city.

When allocating main placements, we consider trainee preferences, transport and location. Our dedicated team work hard to organise placements early, giving you as much time as possible to make arrangements.

All trainees undertake two main placements. The first placement runs from the first day of the Autumn Term until December. The second placement, in a contrasting school environment, runs from January until late June.

Trainees will also take part in mini placements across the year, which give trainees a unique opportunity to broaden their experience in a range of schools and contexts.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Alverton Community Primary School - Partnership Training Venue
Alverton Community Primary School, Mount Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1RB
No
Applegarth Primary School - Associate School
Applegarth Primary School, Upwell Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8FQ
No
Appleton Wiske - Associate School
Front Street, Appleton Wiske, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2AA
No
Brompton Community Primary - Associate School
Cockpit Hill, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2RQ
No
Mill Hill Community Primary - Associate School
Crosby road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1AE
No
Romanby Primary - Associate School
The Close, Romanby, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8BL
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in science.

We will accept an equivalency test for Science but require full GCSE certificate at grade C or above for Maths and English.

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of young people

  • Independent, resilient and adaptable

  • Friendly and approachable, with the ability to engage young people

  • Enthusiastic about their subject and are continuing to develop their subject knowledge

  • Creative and imaginative

  • Good organisational skills and excellent time management skills

  • Reflective and strive to improve their own practice

  • High standards of spoken and written English

  • Demonstrate a professional attitude

  • Have made a considered and informed decision to train to teach

Other requirements

Experience of being in a school and/or working with young people is not essential, however, it will be beneficial during the application process. You can contact us to arrange experience within a school.

Admission is dependent upon satisfactory medical examination conducted by Red Kite’s preferred supplier.

Candidates who are offered a place on the course are required to complete a declaration regarding any criminal convictions.

Candidates are required to obtain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding their suitability for work involving children. Successful candidates will have these checks conducted at the expense of Red Kite.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £11,000.

We are unable to support Tier Two Visas

Financial support from the training provider

Many Trainees apply for student finance in order to pay their fees with a Tuition Fee Loan and have access to Maintenance Loan. Additional financial support is available if you’re a parent or have a disability.

Red Kite offers a monthly payment schedule for those planning to self-finance.

About the training provider

Set in an idyllic part of North Yorkshire, the Swaledale Alliance comprises of 56 member schools. These schools range from small ‘Dales Village Primary settings to large schools in Darlington and the community of Catterick Garrison serving the Armed Forces, as well as St Francis Xavier Secondary Richmond.

We are committed to providing a high-quality School Direct training environment and developing teachers for the future. We work with two outstanding providers, High Force Education at Barnard Castle and Red kite Teacher Training in North Yorkshire and Leeds, ‘Train where you Live’ concept, to provide a wide range of school environments.

With this distinct range of schools, trainees have the opportunity to experience a variety of settings. The quality of training is fully supported by expert practitioners who provide training and mentorship for candidates throughout our courses, along with highly skilled Professional tutors.

On completion of training many candidates successfully secure teaching posts within Alliance schools and continue to develop as practitioners through our highly regarded CPD programmes.

Brompton-on-Swale CE Primary School, located close to Richmond, the Lead school for the Alliance, works in partnership with High Force Education in the north of our region.

Working with Red Kite Teacher Training, Alverton Community Primary is our primary training venue based in Northallerton in the south of our region.

All of our courses lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE (worth 60 masters credits) awarded by the School of Education at the University of Leeds or Northumbria University.

About the accredited body

Red Kite’s ‘Train Where You Live’ concept is aimed at bringing teacher training to you, wherever you live in our region.

Partnerships with providers across the region mean that wherever you train, you’ll be part of the same Red Kite programme and receive the same high-class teacher training. The only provider working with the University of Leeds, and from September 2021 your learning experience with them will be blended to allow you to work remotely wherever you live.

With our wide range of courses, which now includes Part-Time options, there’s something for everyone regardless of where you live.

Interview process

For the foreseeable future, interviews will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Interviews are conducted by representatives from Red Kite Teacher Training and partnership schools.

Preparation for the interview will include to plan for a pupil activity.

You will be given the opportunity to meet current trainees and course leaders.

When it is possible to access schools freely, we shall ask that you conduct a pupil activity and complete a written English test.

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

High Force is committed to equality of opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or socio-economic circumstances. For specific information and guidance on support, provision available and/or facilities for trainees with learning difficulties or disabilities, please contact the ITT Deputy Director on 01833 630487. We produce a separate Disability Statement, outlining facilities for disabled learners. This is available on request. We have a dedicated pastoral lead who can offer additional support when needed.

Red Kite believe that the teachers we train are important role models – both in their schools and in the wider community – and that they should reflect the diversity around them and help create a culture that promotes and celebrates inclusion in all its forms.

In response to this, we have built up a network of ‘Diversity Champions’, whose role it is to promote conscious inclusion and ensure that every one of our trainees, whatever their personal circumstances, feel welcomed, supported and valued.

Over years we have worked with a number of individual trainees to tackle specific barriers they have faced including, working with trainees with mobility issues, supporting trainees with autism and making course adjustments for trainees with dyslexia.

Our commitment to diversity in all its forms is evidenced by the fact that 15% of our trainees report having some form of disability.

Contact this training provider

Email
aofford@swaledalealliance.org
Telephone
01748 818195
Website
http://www.swaledalealliance.org/itt
Address
Brompton-on-Swale CE Primary School
Brompton Park
Brompton-on-Swale, Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7JW

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also 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).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022