Kingsbridge EIP SCITT Postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (3FJT)

PGCE with QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Financial support
Salary
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
5 to 11
Course length
18-months
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
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.

Please note that we only have a very limited amount of Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships places available.

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

Our Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are an opportunity for existing school employees and new recruits to retrain or up-skill by undertaking an employment based route into either primary and secondary teaching. On successful completion, apprentices will be awarded the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship Standard that will enable them to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCert.

Who’s it for?

Candidates will normally already be in full-time employment and be sponsored by their employer or have a school that is willing to sponsor their employment based route.

This degree apprenticeship is offered exclusively to Apprenticeship Levy paying schools and academies. It is open to graduates who are teaching in a variety of settings such as academy schools and maintained schools with students aged 4 – 19 years old.

This programme is designed for experienced professionals and graduates aspiring to become teaching professionals within primary or secondary school settings.

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

School placements

At Kingsbridge, you will be placed in a school setting full time, this will be your main placement and one day release at Kingsbridge Teacher Training centre. You will have opportunity to be placed in a contrasting school on your second placement in the spring term.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Birmingham City University (BCU) have developed an online GCSE equivalence option that we accept and is open to trainees who may require equivalency certificates. Please contact us for more details.

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

Original certificates for your degree and GCSE subjects or equivalents, will need to be brought with you to the interview. If you are in your final year of study, please enter a predicted grade.

  • 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.

Every lesson shapes a life through Kingsbridge Teacher Training.

Salary

The apprentice will be paid by their employing school / academy in accordance with the minimum of the unqualified teachers’ pay scale for the training period.

Fees and financial support

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

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

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

The SCITT strives to be diverse and inclusive a place where we can ALL be ourselves. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify themselves from under representative Ethnic Groups and/or background, to mitigate are underrepresented at the SCITT.

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 this training provider

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

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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