This one-year PGCE programme is focused on the 3-7 year age phase covering the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curricula.
The course programme derives from close study of the child as a developing individual and interactive member of a group. The course places considerable emphasis on developing skills in planning and the assessment of learning, and on the curriculum for the age range.
Emphasis is also placed on the quality of the classroom as a stimulating environment designed to accelerate learning and development. Student-teachers will encounter all areas of experience appropriate to Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curricula.
In order to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status trainees must meet the Teachers’ Standards set by the Government and so the programme is designed to enable trainees to achieve this by offering a balance of school and YWTT SCITT based periods across the year.
The programme is one-year, full-time and its structure is closely linked to the term dates of local schools, with registration taking place in early September and the course finishing at the end of July.
Trainees are matched with a host school and will spend the majority of their learning journey in this setting. A typical week is four days in school with one day at the training base.
Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training (YWTT SCITT) was judged ‘Outstanding’ across all areas of its Ofsted report in October 2019.
YWTT provides excellent training facilities with both primary and secondary simulated classrooms purposefully designed to enhance the programme delivery. YWTT provides a bespoke training experience for all our trainees and the Leadership has a wealth of experience and have a hands on approach to supporting all trainees to enable them to become the very best practitioners to ensure the next generation flourish.
The school-based element of the programme is largely taken up by two Teaching placements but there are also many other half and full-day visits to schools.
In addition to the award of QTS, trainees are able to gain a Post Graduate certificate in Education through Sheffield Hallam University which is delivered as part of the training programme at the Yorkshire Wolds Training base. The award of PGCE is separate to the award of QTS and, in order to achieve this, trainees must study for, complete and pass two assignments set and assessed by Sheffield Hallam University.