St George RC School Music (2BGZ)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Canterbury Christ Church University
Financial support

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
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

Our subject mentors in Music are experienced teachers who are enthusiastic about your development and know what is required for you to succeed.

They have designed a thorough programme of teacher training for you that will enable you to learn new skills in Music and forge professional relationships with experienced teachers within the Academy Trust.

Additionally, CPD sessions are run on a weekly basis to ensure that you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need within the teaching profession.

School placements

As part of the teacher training course, trainees will be expected to complete a 4-week placement in one of the Institutions within the Academy trust.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in music 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’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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


The Trust will pay your tuition fees to Canterbury of £5960. Should you choose to complete the PGCE as well, the Trust will contribute £1000 of the extra £3000.

The yearly salary for a Music trainee is £12,000

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

St George’s is the lead school in the Cardinal Hume Academies Trust which comprises of four Catholic secondaries (St George’s, Salvatorian College, Bishop Douglass and St Thomas More) and one Catholic primary (St Edward’s). Your application will come through St George’s but you can train at any of the schools in the trust.

All our schools offer a huge amount of support and guidance to their trainees. They are a wonderful place to train because of the intensive support you receive from your mentor and because the focus on good behaviour and support from the senior management mean that you are able to hone teaching skills in a calm and ordered environment.

There is also a catered weekly CPD programme for trainees and plenty of opportunities for helping out on trips and after school clubs.

Interview process

You will initially conduct a ~30 minute interview with representatives from CCCU and St George’s school. Here you will be asked set questions regarding your experiences and how they has prepared you for teaching as well as questions around your readiness to teach your subject.

Following the interview you will deliver a 15 minute teaching episode to the panel on a subject of your choice. The teaching episode must be designed for a higher ability year 7 class. You can chose to present the subject in any way that you wish. You will have access to a Windows computer and a projector. You will need to bring any additional resources that you need on the day with you (printing, equipment, etc).

Following the teaching episode you will be asked to complete a ~15 minute reflection. The reflection should include the following:

  • the strengths of the teaching episode
  • the weaknesses of the teaching episode
  • how you would improve it if you had to teach it again

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work 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 work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

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 are sensitive to all potential disabilities and have trained students with varying conditions in the past. Please make sure you highlight your specific needs in interview so we can be sure to support you as best we can.

Contact this training provider

020 7328 0904
St George's RC School
Lanark Road
Maida Vale

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

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).

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