Alban Federation Primary (2PGP)

QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.albanfederation.com

Contents

About the course

All Alban Federation (AF) trainees are based at one home school through their training with a second school placement taking place in the Spring term. Trainees are allocated a class mentor who offers day to day support. Federation training takes place every Thursday, with sessions hosted at schools across the partnership.

Trainees are assessed continually through the programme with an acknowledgement that individuals develop at different rates. Trainees will receive feedback through formal lesson observations (at least one a week) and receive a formal report at three points through training. There are no essays to write.

AF was ranked in the top 10 of all ITT providers in the Good Teacher Training Guide (2017).

School placements

Alban Federation has over 10 schools in its Primary partnership so most successful applicants will have the chance to work in a school of their choice. Trainees are normally placed on 5-11 training programme, working in schools for at least 4 days a week. The second placement takes place in the Spring term.

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’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

Alban Federation is looking for applicants with a real commitment to develop their skills through training. To train to teach candidates should be highly motivated and enthusiastic about their subject and working with young people, Prior school experience is not necessary.

Other requirements

All candidates will be subject to DBS procedures before beginning the programme.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £6,900.

For candidates following a fee paying course, who choose not to take out a student loan, payments are collected on a termly basis.

About the training provider

Alban Federation (AF) have been training teachers across Hertfordshire since 2004. Both Secondary and Primary training programmes are now offered.

AF was rated in the top 10 of teacher training providers in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017.

Interview process

Applicants will have the opportunity to complete an informal visit to partner schools offering the subject before progressing to a formal selection day in which they will ‘teach’ and complete panel interviews. Successful applicants will then proceed to a final interview at Alban Federation.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

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

Alban Federation and its partner schools are committed to promoting practices that take into account the rights of individuals to be treated with dignity and respect whilst ensuring that the content, structure, delivery and assessment of programmes:

a) enable trainee teachers to meet all the standards for QTS across the age range of training, and

b) ensure that no trainee teacher is recommended for the award of QTS until they have met all of the standards for QTS.

All applicants are subject to the same recruitment processes. Training options and the capacity of schools to manage trainees needs are discussed on a case by case basis.

Contact this training provider

Email
afgtpenquiries@sandringham.herts.sch.uk
Telephone
01727799560217
Website
http://www.albanfederation.com
Address
c/o Sandringham School
The Ridgeway
St Albans
Herts
AL4 9NX

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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