Kingsbridge EIP SCITT Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish) (L247)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

Financial support
Salary
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also 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.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
4 Terms
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.kingsbridgeteachertraining.co.uk/

Contents

Course summary

Kingsbridge EIP SCITT provides the highest quality teacher training: ensuring those beginning their careers are reflective, inquisitive, and confident practitioners. Having completed your training with us, you will access a programme of Continued Professional Development for your ECT year. Kingsbridge has consistently secured attainment and employment outcomes for trainees far in excess of national and regional averages. Kingsbridge offers a high-quality programme of support ensuring a sound relationship between theory and practice. We offer a wide variety of opportunities to enrich your training. You will spend all your time with us based in one of our partner schools. There are 4 days based in school and one day based at our Training Centre. There is also the opportunity to experience life in a different teaching environment through a separate placement. We will be with you every step of the way because all our placements offer a level of support to suit your needs. Every trainee has a school-based mentor who is on hand to offer daily advice and guidance. You will also get outstanding support from your subject coaches and Kingsbridge’s team of Tutors.

There are 3 different areas of study to this course. Professional Practice, Subject Knowledge and Professional Studies Subject Knowledge -This builds upon your existing expertise in this subject and provides you with the opportunity to develop, skills, knowledge and understanding in your chosen area in a secondary school context. You will practice, develop and embed the learning strategies that are relevant to the specialist subjects. Whilst you develop your subject knowledge teaching in school , alongside you will also complete a subject knowledge learning journey alongside a specialist subject knowledge coach who will guide you to study your subject increased depth. The professional studies and professional practice areas of the course will give you a thorough understanding of the learning process itself including an appreciation of individual differences. The study of the principles and practices of learning and teaching is through both school and professional studies sessions allowing you to develop practical competencies supported by analytical skills Professional development Professional development is intrinsically linked to all key strands of the programme and is designed to enable you to evaluate critically and reflect upon your learning in order to make improvements. To find out more about training to teach with Kingsbridge please visit https://www.kingsbridgeteachertraining.co.uk

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, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third or above), or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in modern languages (French, German, Spanish) 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.

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

You will be paid as an unqualified teacher on the Apprenticeship Training Programme using the unqualified teachers’ pay scales. The school will be able to use their Apprenticeship levy fund to pay for your course fees.

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

To apply for this teaching apprenticeship course, you’ll need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the start of the course.

EEA nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme who have lived continuously in the EEA, Switzerland, Gibraltar, or the UK for at least the previous 3 years will also be eligible.

You’ll also 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

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

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).

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