Bosco Sussex Design and Technology (2K3J)

PGCE with QTS, full time or part time

Accredited body
University of Sussex
Financial support
Bursaries and 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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://boscocet.org.uk/tsa/

Contents

About the course

This is a school- based route but delivered and quality assured in partnership with the University of Sussex. Schools in our alliance are committed to supporting the needs of trainees by treating them as members of staff. Schools will want to foster relationships with potential applicants via email and school visits.

Our School Direct includes a full PGCE with 60 Master’s credits from the university. This is an important feature of our offer to applicants as we, as an alliance, are committed to research and evidence based teaching approaches.

During the course you will learn to:

  • Express the values, virtues and expectations of successful professionals, challenging learners to fulfil their potential and enjoy learning

  • Secure a strong subject knowledge and critical appreciation of the curriculum and pedagogy in subject specialisms

  • Plan, teach and reflect upon successful teaching and learning strategies, and their impact on pupil progress

  • Anticipate and respond to the different learning, motivation and personal abilities and needs of individuals, groups and classes

  • Develop effective classroom management techniques which promote good behaviour

  • Assess the progress pupils make, and the ways in which this can be enriched

  • Establish an understanding of a range of whole-school issues, the values and assumptions that underpin them, and their application to school and classroom practice

  • Meet the professional requirements for conduct and practice as set out in the Teacher Standards

You will attend a full-time three week induction course on the university Campus during September to prepare you for starting your school placement with us towards the end of the month. Full-time candidates spend Monday to Thursday each week training in one of our partnership schools and attending the University Campus on Fridays for lectures, workshops and seminars with our team of experienced subject tutors. Part-time candidates attend Sussex University on Fridays and train for two days a week in school in year 1 and three days in year 2.

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/ite/pgceandschooldirectsecondary/dt

School placements

You will have a ‘home’ and ‘away’ school placements over the course of the year. You will usually start in your home school in September at the beginning of term and then go on two weeks induction at the university. After this you will be on first placement at your home school. Your average week will be 4 days at school and 1 day (a Friday) at the university. This first placement phase lasts until February half-term. After this one-week break, you will go to your ‘away’ school. This will offer some kind of contrast to your first placement school to support your meeting the Teacher Standards. This short placement will come to an end at Easter and then you will return to your home school for the last 6 weeks of the course. We feel this sense of a home school supports developed professional relationships with colleagues and students anchoring your practice and development as a teacher.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Downlands Community School
Dale Ave, Hassocks, EAST SUSSEX, BN6 8LP
Yes
Felpham Community College
Felpham Way, Bognor Regis , West Sussex , PO22 8EL
Yes
Sackville School
Lewes Road, East Grinstead, WEST SUSSEX, RH19 3TY
Yes
St Oscar Romero Catholic School
Goring Street, Worthing, WEST SUSSEX, BN12 5AF
Yes
St Paul’s Catholic College
Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8GA
Yes
St. Philip Howard Catholic High School
Elm Grove South, Barnham, WEST SUSSEX, PO22 0EN
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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.

We require candidates to source and undertake GCSE Equivalency tests at their own expense. We can accept equivalency test passes from ‘A Star’ and ‘Equivalency testing.com’

Personal qualities

As a partnership we are looking for;

  • A passion for DT and interest and involvement beyond your degree
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of the study of DT, and a sound awareness of how the subject is taught within UK secondary schools
  • Effective communication skills and good organisational skills
  • Awareness of current educational developments and issues
  • Experience with young people and commitment to developing individuals
  • The ability to evaluate practice and address your weaknesses
  • Initiative, flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • A sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team.

Other requirements

Working with children: You must not be excluded from working with children, as a result of a criminal record or other reason. The Disclosure and Barring Service provides access to records held nationwide through its disclosure service. All trainees must obtain successful DBS clearance before starting an Initial Teacher Education programme.

  • Health requirements: All trainees must be screened for mental and physical fitness to teach by the University’s Occupational Health Department before admission to the programme.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Bosco Sussex (formally Inspire and Bosco) have strong links to a range of different schools in the Sussex region. We are committed to providing an environment for teachers to thrive whether they are at the start of their training year or whether they aspire to be headteachers.

Our partnership of schools is not geographically rooted in one area of Sussex. The lead school for Bosco is St Philip Howard Catholic School in Barnham but our partnership is made up of faith schools, state comprehensives, primary and secondary schools, a special school and also independent schools. We are geographically spread from Brighton to Chichester and Crawley to Worthing. We believe we have a responsibility to make teaching an enriching, fulfilling and manageable career.

About the accredited body

The University of Sussex Schools’ Partnership offers high quality professional and academic School Direct teacher Education courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a PGCE of 90 Masters Level Schools and the university work together at every stage of the selection, training and assessment of our beginner teachers. We aim to develop ‘thinking’ teachers with an over-riding desire to make a difference to the lives of young people. As a research intensive university, we believe teachers benefit from critical engagement in evidence-based practice, reflection on research and continuing professional development as well as excellent practical classroom skills.

Interview process

Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be invited to a Sussex selection event either face to face or online via Zoom. Following a successful interview schools will then invite the candidate for a school interview.

International students

We can sponsor Student visas, but this is not guaranteed.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We aim to support all prospective teachers to ensure that our teaching workforce reflects the communities we serve.

Contact this training provider

Email
gjones@boscocet.org.uk
Telephone
01243552055
Website
https://boscocet.org.uk/tsa/
Address
Elm Grove South
St Philip Howard Catholic School
Barnham
West Sussex
PO22 0EN

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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

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