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CTSA Mathematics (2PZR)

QTS full time

Accredited body
e-Qualitas
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available 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
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://www.thectsa.org/
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Contents

Course summary

UCAS Provider number : 1N4 UCAS Course Code: 2PZQ

Course Content You will follow a school based course that leads to QTS, working with experienced teachers and guided by a mentor throughout.

The course content is individually tailored to ensure comprehensive coverage of the subject. You will initially carry out lesson observations and participate in team teaching sessions leading to opportunities for independent teaching.

Support on a 1-1 basis will be provided as well as in-house training sessions delivered by experienced school staff.

Your study includes participation in the distance learning resources on the eQ virtual learning environment (VLE) as well as attending training events run by e-Qualitas during the year usually in Central London.

The Virtual Learning Environment includes the following 6 modules:-

  • Lesson Planning
  • Behaviour Management
  • Assessment – of pupils’ learning
  • Meeting needs of different groups of pupils
  • Wider context of teaching and learning Maths
  • Subject teaching i.e. bringing everything together and how to teach Maths really effectively.

Your experience will be complemented by a placement of about 6 weeks in a different school within the Alliance, as well as other tailored and structured visits.

Assessment Your progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards is formally assessed at four points during the year:

  • At the start of the course
  • at the end of 10 working weeks
  • at the end of 20 working weeks
  • at the end of the training period

These assessments are carried out jointly by you as the student, by school staff, your mentor and eQ tutors. Your formal assignments are marked by eQ tutors.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants who have the potential to become outstanding teachers, who are able to think and work independently on their studies who would enjoy and benefit from training in a school.

Your personal qualities should include

  • A high level of personal motivation to want to become an outstanding teachers;
  • Willingness to learn from experience and to receive and act on feedback
  • An analytical mind to better understand and overcome challenges;
  • A creative and imaginative outlook to apply different ways of teaching ;
  • Ability to work hard as teaching is a demanding role;
  • Perseverance for tough times;
  • Good organisational skills; and
  • A good understanding and liking of young people

School placements

Your experience will be complemented by a placement of about 6 weeks in a different school within the Alliance, as well as other tailored and structured visits.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in Mathematics 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 will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who have:

  • A high level of personal motivation to want to become an outstanding teachers;
  • Willingness to learn from experience and to receive and act on feedback
  • An analytical mind to better understand and overcome challenges;
  • A creative and imaginative outlook to apply different ways of teaching ;
  • Ability to work hard as teaching is a demanding role;
  • Perseverance for tough times;
  • Good organisational skills; and
  • A good understanding an liking of young people

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
International students £9,000

Financial support from the training provider

If you have a Maths related degree you may be eligible for the following financial support:

Scholarship £28,000 First Class PHD £26,000 2:1 £26,000 2:2 £26,000

About the training provider

At the CTSA we believe the best way to train to be a teacher is in the classroom supported, by a team of experts, trainers and mentors who will support you throughout your day to day experience.

We work with several Catholic and Non Catholic partner schools across the south east, in which students are able to train. Each area is supported by a main training hub as well as the overall support from the main teaching school (St Joseph’s Catholic Primary), to ensure students have access to a wealth of experience and tutelage from all over the south east of England.

Our hubs are based in Aldershot, Basingstoke,Bournemouth, Reading, Wokingham, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton

The CTSA has a number of training programs available for potential teachers at both Primary and Secondary levels suitable for both Catholic and non-Catholic applicants. Students will be based in one of our partner schools most conveniently placed. Our Alliance schools can be found throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Dorset.

We offer the following courses:

  • School Direct Primary Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Primary Salaried
  • School Direct Secondary Maths Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Secondary Physics Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Secondary RE Tuition Fee

www.thectsa.org

About the accredited body

e-Qualitas have successfully trained thousands of teachers over the last two decades, enabling them to acquire qualified teacher status (QTS). Working with a network of schools to provide school-led training including Schools Direct and Teaching Apprenticeships, e-Qualitas is recognised as one of the country’s leading teacher training providers. We have been working closely with the e-qualitas since 2013. e-qualitas

Interview process

You will be interviewed at the proposed lead school.

You will need to bring evidence of your academic qualifications

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

We welcome all candidates who wish to train to with us and as a Catholic organisation we believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment for all our students.

We operate in several locations throughout the south east and will endeavor to meet your needs when placing you in schools to train, as well as accommodating your professional goals.

You will be placed with a trained mentor who will work with and support you on a daily basis. As a small teaching school we can tailor your training experience to meet your specific personal needs, and we believe in treating each of our students as individuals.

We are committed to supporting our students and helping them to be successful in their chosen career.

Contact this training provider

Email
ctsa@st-josephs.hants.sch.uk
Telephone
01252 350583
Website
https://www.thectsa.org/
Address
Bridge Road
Aldershot
Hampshire
GU11 3DD

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.

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