Pathfinder Teaching School Hub Modern Languages (Spanish with French) (F880)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of York
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.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
14 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://pathfinder-tsh.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

This secondary teacher training course leads to a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It prepares and equips you to teach your subject in secondary schools and post-16 colleges. School and university training is integrated throughout the course and University of York and the Pathfinder Teaching School Hub work closely together to identify your individual capabilities and needs and to enable you to make progress in your development as a teacher.

This PGCE course comprises of 60 credits at Masters level and 60 credits at level 6 plus the recommendation for the award of QTS.

On the course you enhance your subject knowledge, understanding and skills, learn how to teach your subject, learn about the wider role of teachers in school, gain knowledge about schools and the education system, apply your skills and knowledge on school placements, gain experience of working alongside other professionals who support the care and development of individual pupils in schools.

We help you to develop the skills you need to be a successful teacher of pupils of all abilities and backgrounds. While studying with us you build your enthusiasm, confidence, knowledge and ability to teach your subject.

This course begins in early September and finishes by the end of June in the following year. The Pathfinder Teaching School Hub will offer places in Spanish with French through the unsalaried route.

School placements

The pattern of school experience allows trainees to gain deepening insights into teaching and learning, and systematically supports the development of professional knowledge and teaching skills. Over the course of the year trainees will gain experience in two contrasting schools.

University tutors and school teachers work together to manage school experiences, to link these to university-based activities and to direct trainees to appropriate reading.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • The ability to be reflective
  • Interact well with children
  • To demonstrate resilience
  • Good written communication skills
  • Committed to the well-being and development of children

Applicants must possess the following:

  • Good subject knowledge in the area they wish to teach
  • An understanding of how children learn
  • Familiarity with issues in education

Candidates should be prepared to engage in educational issues beyond their immediate day-to-day activities, and to examine - in a critical but constructive way - the current educational system and practice.

Other requirements

Participation in the course is an active process. Although there are lectures and presentations, much of the course centres on workshops, seminars, and school and classroom activities. Activities emphasise team work, and require trainees to share the responsibility for their learning.

In addition to the academic entry requirements, all PGCE candidates will be required to:

  • Obtain an enhanced DBS check (plus overseas police checks for any countries where 12 months or more have been spent in the last ten years)
  • complete an occupational health check
  • meet the Department of Education’s English Language requirements (international students only)

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £18,700

EU students are classified as international students as per government regulations.

About the training provider

The Pathfinder Teaching School Hub is based at Archbishop Holgate’s School in York. Our Teaching School Hub works with a range of schools in York, North Yorkshire, the East Riding and Leeds. Our aim is to provide the highest quality initial teacher training programme possible. We have over 19 years’ experience of training teachers and pride ourselves on our innovative and forward thinking programme. We have outstanding outcomes and believe we prepare our trainees for the demand and rigour of the teaching profession.

Our mentors are extremely experienced and will ensure you receive the appropriate support and guidance to become a successful teacher. At Archbishop Holgate’s School we have a specialist Teaching and Learning Team who will be on hand to offer additional support and advice should you need it.

We pride ourselves on the Values, Care and Achievement which we provide for both our staff and students and hope you will consider training with us. Visits to the teaching school or inquiries are warmly welcomed.

Interview process

Candidates who are invited to interview will be expected to undertake a teaching activity as well as a formal interview and other tasks related to teaching in their specific subject. Interviews will take place at Pathfinder Teaching School Hub. Prior notification of interview tasks will be provided to candidates in advance of the interview date.

University of York

No applicant will be admitted to the course without interview. Normal procedure is invitation to interview by email following consideration of your application by admissions tutors.

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

Contact this training provider

Email
lthompson@ahs.pmat.academy
Telephone
01904 806900
Website
https://pathfinder-tsh.co.uk/
Address
Archbishop Holgate's School
Hull Road
York
North Yorkshire
YO10 5ZA

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (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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