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Beal High School (NELTA) English (24BZ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
UCL, University College London
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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://nelta.co.uk/programmes/initial-teacher-training-programme/
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Contents

Course summary

We are committed to delivering a comprehensive and bespoke training experience and supporting the development of the next generation of teachers and school leaders.

This programme is highly supportive of the realities of the modern classroom.

Your training will be divided between time spent at UCL and teaching experience in local schools. During the placements you will gradually be introduced to teaching; spending some time observing lessons, working with small groups and individuals in the classroom, leading activities, team teaching and then building up to about 10 hours of whole class teaching per week. There is a comprehensive programme of mentoring, training and support delivered by the school and UCL.

As well as the school-based support from your subject mentor there is also a team of dedicated UCL tutors who will deliver training and fully support your school placement experience.

This course aims to prepare you to:

  • Become outstanding secondary school teachers
  • Become knowledgeable subject specialists who can support the leadership of curriculum development
  • Become good classroom managers
  • Become successful form tutors and collaborative colleagues.

“UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a global leader in teacher education. Their programmes are recognised by Ofsted as “outstanding” in very criterion across Primary and Secondary Education.”

All UCL School Direct students have full access to UCL student support services and facilities.

Full details of the PGCE programme can be found here Teacher Training.

Please use the search boxes provided to progress to more detailed information about the English programme.

School placements

Most placements will be within our alliance of 14 secondary schools which includes community schools (maintained and academies), faith schools, boys and girls grammar schools and an independent school. We can also offer opportunities to complete some of your training in special schools or a 14-19 alternative provision to widen your experience of different learning environments.

All of our schools are geographically close, with most being within the London Borough of Redbridge which means that trainees can easily engage with more than one school in the partnership. We do look at home addresses and journey times when considering placements.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in English or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 5 (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.

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their subject and have a desire to share that with young people of all abilities in the secondary age range. You need to want to make a real difference to young people’s lives. You should be resilient, have the potential to be able to communicate with an audience and be able to develop positive professional relationships with young people and colleagues. We want you to be able to continually reflect on their practice and respond positively to feedback. The best teachers are learners themselves.

Other requirements

For subject and phase requirements visit the relevant UCL page to check the “entry requirements” in the “key information” panel.

Confirmation you have the health and physical capacity to commence training.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate

We recommend that you aim to gain some experience in a classroom prior to interview

The English language level for teacher training programme is Good. See UCL web site for details of accepted qualifications and grades.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £21,600

About the training provider

NELTA is a school-centered initial teaching training provider within Beal High School which works with over 20 schools.

We are passionate about developing the next generation of teachers and school leaders. Teachers and leaders who will ensure an outstanding educational future for all pupils irrespective of background or ability.

Working with our alliance you can expect:

  • Guidance from an experienced school based mentor and provider tutor
  • Very well established support programmes
  • Access to a wide network of schools including community secondary, primary, independent, grammar and special education
  • Professional development opportunities beyond your training year focused on outstanding teaching and leadership

NELTA, which networks in Barking and Dagenham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Newham and beyond, offer opportunities to work in a range of different socio-economic areas. Working in a partnership which includes independent schools, boys’ and girls’ grammar schools, faith schools, comprehensive schools and special schools means you will have access to a broad range of training experiences which will give you the opportunity to you develop your practice in a variety of different settings.

We offer teacher training places for both the tuition fee and salaried routes to Qualified Teacher Status. For tuition fee routes routes we work with King’s College London, UCL and NELTA as our accredited providers. For our salaried route the accredited provider is NELTA (the operating name of teacher training provided by the Beacon Multi-Academy Trust)

About the accredited body

Our university partner for this programme is UCL Institute of Education (IOE), a global leader in teacher education. Their programmes are recognised by Ofsted as “outstanding” in every criterion across Primary and Secondary education.

Training with disabilities and other needs School Direct students can access the services provided by UCL’s Student Support and Wellbeing team. See the following web page for full details:- https://www.ucl.ac.uk/students/student-support-and-wellbeing

Interview process

There will be two interviews One will be at the lead school and if successful at the school interview you will be invited to a second-stage interview at UCL Institute of Education. At your interview day you will take part in a combination of group and individual interviews with members of the programme team, and may also be asked to undertake written or presentation tasks, depending on your subject. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and take a self-guided campus tour. The interview process within school may include some or all of the following activities:

  • Subject knowledge activity (set before interview day)
  • Delivery of a half hour teaching activity to students
  • Written task
  • Interview by panel

We do not give automatic feedback to all candidates rejected at interview. This is due to the large numbers of interviews that we carry out and the additional workload involved in feeding back to candidates. We recommend that you aim to gain some experience in a classroom prior to interview.

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 for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

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 are committed to supporting equal opportunities and disability access.

We have accommodated trainees in the past with a range of disabilities including mental health conditions, dyslexia and physical impairments.

Disability access in schools varies according to the specific training location. Please check with the relevant accredited provider or email us to discuss your needs NELTA.

Contact this training provider

Email
admin@nelta.co.uk
Telephone
02085514954
Website
http://nelta.co.uk/programmes/initial-teacher-training-programme/
Address
Beal High School
Woodford Bridge Road
Ilford
Essex
IG45LP

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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