Kingsbridge EIP SCITT
Biology (2VYP)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.kingsbridgeteachertraining.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

Kingsbridge School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is a dynamic, high-quality teacher training provider which offers a school-based route into teaching.

Kingsbridge currently offers three routes into primary and secondary teaching through the following phases:

  • Primary Programme (3-7 phase)
  • Primary Programme (5-11 phase)
  • Secondary Programme (11-16 phase) with optional post 16 enhancement

visit: www.kingsbridgeteachertraining.co.uk for more information

Interview process

Your interview process at Kingsbridge comes in three phases:

  • The Formal Interview: You’ll be invited to Kingsbridge to sit your interview. Just like any other job interview, you will be asked a series of questions designed to illustrate how you meet our standards. We will be looking at your communication skills, knowledge and experience and your personal attributes.

  • During the formal interview process candidates will be required to demonstrate high standards of safeguarding that promotes the welfare of young people. Keeping children safe in education, it is vital that schools, colleges and SCITTS create a culture of safe recruitment and adopt recruitment procedures that help deter, reject, or identify people who might abuse children. Please be aware that our recruitment procedures are robust in this regard.

  • School Based Assessment: Once you’ve made it through the interview you’ll be invited to come to one of our partner schools. You will be asked to deliver an activity with a small group of students. We will be looking at how you engage with the young people, how you capture their attention and fire their imaginations. We’ll also be looking for self-confidence in front of the class and your creativity in devising and delivering an entertaining and educational session.

  • The Conditional Offer: When you make it through the first two phases we will make you an offer of a place. This is designed to make sure that your literacy and numeracy skills are up to an acceptable standard for teaching

How school placements work

At Kingsbridge, you have 2 placements.

One main placement which is your base school for the majority of the year and one second, contrasting placement which takes place in January

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £7,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

Course fees at Kingsbridge are amongst the most competitive around at just £9,250.

Anyone who applies for a place can also apply for financial support through the Student Loan Company.

To find out more, visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance

Requirements

Qualifications

Typically 2.2 or higher degree in a subject where at least 50% of study is in the National Curriculum subject you intend to teach.

Personal qualities

A genuine passion for teaching.

It would be helpful if you have recent experience with children and learners to confirm your career choice, but this is not a prerequisite before applying to Kingsbridge Teacher Training. We look for the potential to train to teach, for example excellent communication skills, team work, responding to feedback and flexibility.

Kingsbridge operates strict safer recruitment procedures and makes sure all appropriate checks are carried out on all trainees who join the SCITT. Kingsbridge promote welfare of children and your people at every stage.

Other requirements

  • If your qualifications were not gained in the UK, you can visit the National Academic Register Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are considered to be equivalent to UK GCSEs and degrees.

It would be helpful if you have recent experience with children and learners to confirm your career choice, but this is not a prerequisite before applying to Kingsbridge Teacher Training. We look for the potential to train to teach, for example excellent communication skills, team work, responding to feedback and flexibility.

Every lesson shapes a life through Kingsbridge Teacher Training.

About the training provider

Kingsbridge School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is a dynamic, high-quality teacher training provider which offers a range of school-based routes into teaching.

Kinsgbridge currently offers three routes into primary and secondary teaching through the following phases:

  • Primary Programme (3-7 phase)
  • Primary Programme (5-11 phase)
  • Secondary Programme (11-16 phase) with optional post 16 enhancement

Training with disabilities and other needs

We value diversity and encourage applications for places from disabled trainees, confident in our disabled access facilities at our SCITT training bases.

Likewise, all of our partnership schools have suitable disabled access facilities and welcome such applicants. Trainees with a wide range of disabilities have successfully completed our course; many leaving us to go on and become outstanding teachers.

Contact details

Email
kingsbridge@cfat.org.uk
Telephone
01942487999
Website
http://www.kingsbridgeteachertraining.co.uk/
Address
Kingsbridge Teacher Training Center
c/o Platt Bridge Community School,
Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge
Wigan
WN2 5NG

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Main Site
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