Important

Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Lionheart Teach Business studies (J824)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Nottingham Trent University
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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://lionheartteach.org.uk

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

This highly practical course enables you to gain the skills, knowledge, understanding and experience needed to build on a degree and teach at secondary level. The course will equip you to respond effectively to the issues currently affecting schools. We place a strong emphasis on developing your individual strengths and skills within the content of the contemporary education environment. The award of PGCE is offered at two levels:

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education; and
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, where 60 Masters-level credits can be gained. Both of these are recognised teaching qualifications but the postgraduate award will allow fast-track entry onto a Masters course. Successful completion of the PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status. The majority of your time will be spent on placement in schools or colleges. This practical teaching is supported by University-based lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials exploring learning and teaching in your subject and in the wider context. Trainees also engage in an independent research project that draws together academic and professional practice. The PGCE in Business Studies prepares students to teach across the 14 to 19 age range, helping them to develop the professional skills and attitudes to teach business in schools and colleges, as part of both academic (A level and GCSE) and BTEC courses. Students will understand how business is taught in schools, how pupils learn and make sense of the evolving nature of business. The course reflects the range of business related courses that are now offered by schools, sixth forms and colleges, with the focus in some instances on entrepreneurship, work skills and new business technologies.

School placements

School or college experience is central to the Secondary PGCE at NTU. At least 24 weeks are spent on placement in at least two secondary schools or colleges. For both placements, training is planned by mentors to enable students to attain QTS. This practical teaching element is assessed on a regular basis via formal observation by a subject mentor and University tutors, enabling us to monitor each individual trainee’s progress and effectively support their development. As a School Direct partnership your placements will be in two contrasting schools within the Lionheart Academies Trust and may be in city centre, suburban or semi-rural locations. This variety provides opportunities for a wide range of teaching experiences and lays a good foundation for your future professional development.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Business studies 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.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

Lionheart Teach is the Leicester and Leicestershires School Direct Initial Teacher Training run by the Lionheart Educational Trust. Our Trust seeks to develop excellent teachers to work within our partnership and provide our students with the high quality teaching that secures academic excellence and holistic development. The school direct partnership works with our family of schools across both Leicester & Leicestershire to develop trainee teachers to teach across different settings in our valued communities.

The foundation of our Trust is built on a perfect balance of Academic Excellence and Holistic Development. We realise the importance of delivering quality first teaching; developing well-rounded young people and preparing them for life beyond education. We aim to provide you with an excellent experience, developing your subject specialism and approach to teaching with our supportive team of experts. We pride ourselves on delivering a personalised programme where you can thrive and realise your passion to become a teacher to make a real difference and positively impact on the lives of others.

Our Schools: Beauchamp College, an 11-19 school, Oadby Beauchamp City Sixth Form, a 16-18 college in Leicester City Centre Cedars Academy, an 11-19 school, Birstall Humphrey Perkins, a 11-16 school, Barrow upon Soar Judgemeadow Community College, and 11-16 school, Evington The Martin High School, an 11-19 school, Anstey Sir Jonathan North Community College, an 11-16 girls’ school, Leicester There are 4 primaries in The Trust: Brockshill Primary, Oadby Hallam Fields Primary, Birstall Highcliffe Academy, Birstall Riverside Primary, Birstall

Find out more here: (www.beauchampteach.org.uk)

About the accredited body

Nottingham Institute of Education at NTU is one of the foremost providers of education and training for teachers and other learning and development professionals. With extensive partnership links with primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and academies across the East Midlands. We recognise the strength of our links with local schools and the range of specialist placements for trainee teachers, giving them access to high-quality training. We have a growing international reputation, but still retain a strong local presence: our staff work regularly with children and teachers in schools across the Midlands, helping to improve practice, raise standards, and change lives.

Interview process

Before the interview, you will be asked to complete two tasks. The first is to plan a KS4 lesson on a pre-determined topic. The second task will be to complete a business subject knowledge audit. Both of these tasks need to be sent back to the university prior to your interview. The interview day… what to expect: Written task You will complete an English test of your reading and writing ability so we can ensure that you have a good and accurate use of Standard English. Individual interview You will have an individual interview lasting around 15 to 30 minutes with at least one course tutor, and I’m some cases, by a senior teacher from one of our partnership schools or a current trainee on the PGCE business course. The interview will focus on your personal qualities and skills, your suitability for teaching, your experience of working with young children in school settings and your current studies or employment. You will also be required to do other tasks during your interview, such as a presentation based on an aspect relating to the teaching of your subject area.

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

Definition of Disability A person has a disability if:

  • they have a physical or mental impairment
  • the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities (Equality Act 2010)

Reasonable Adjustments: To achieve this level playing field the concept of reasonable adjustment has been established. Please contact as at info@beauchampteach.org.uk to talk about how we can support you.

A vitally important aspect of providing a reasonable adjustment is that the dignity of individuals is paramount. This point is relevant to all of us whatever our role. Disabled people do not want favours and do not want to stand out as special cases. They simply want the same level of opportunity to achieve and to live.

In addition to support available from The Beauchamp Lionheart Training Partnership, as a University of Leicester Loughborough University and Nottingham Trent University PGCE student you will have access to the full range of University student services such as study support and welfare counselling.

Contact this training provider

Email
info@lionheartteach.org.uk
Telephone
01162729100
Website
https://lionheartteach.org.uk
Address
Ridge Way
Oadby
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE2 5TP

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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Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022