Lionheart Teach English (T126)

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

Contents

About the course

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 context 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. Do you want to help pupils express themselves, to become critical thinkers and develop the vital skills they need to succeed, not just in English, but also in other areas of their education and beyond? Our PGCE in English will develop you into a teacher able to deliver the wide-ranging curriculum covered under English, including language, literature and supporting studies in drama and media education.

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 trainee your placements will be two contrasting settings in our Lionheart Academies Trust schools across 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.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Beauchamp City Sixth Form
South Albion Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6JL
Yes
Beauchamp College
Beauchamp College, Ridgeway, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5TP
Yes
Humphrey Perkins School
74-78 Cotes Rd , Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8JU
Yes
Judgemeadow Community College
Marydene Dr , Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 6HP
Yes
Sir Jonathan North College
183 Knighton Ln E, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 6FU
Yes
The Cedars Academy
Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 4GH
Yes
The Martin High School
Link Rd , Anstey, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 7EB
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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.

Other requirements

  • Disclosure and Barring Service and Prohibition Order checks and a satisfactory health check passed prior to enrolling.

  • Two references - one academic and one vocational.

  • An interview with both the training school and NTU is part of the selection process.

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

We will ask you to complete an activity and discuss your thoughts We will ask you to plan and deliver a short presentation on teaching a key text to students 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 20 minutes with a course tutor and, in some cases, a senior teacher from one of our partnership schools. 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.

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

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

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