Transforming Lives Educational Trust Initial Teacher Training (TLET ITT) English (2FP6)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Leicester
Financial support
Student finance 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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://www.tlet.org.uk

Contents

About the course

This non-salaried route means you will be working alongside experienced colleagues in school 5 days a week after a few full time weeks at university, during the autumn term you will build up the number of hours you are observing lessons and begin to take over some parts of lessons. After Christmas you will have another few weeks full time in university then move to a second placement as a contrasting experience where you will continue to increase your teaching hours.

You will:

  • have a school-based subject mentor, a professional mentor and a university teaching fellow for support
  • observe other lessons with colleagues to help formulate your individual style of teaching
  • be provided with a teaching timetable within ITT requirements
  • plan and evaluate taught lessons with the support of your mentor
  • be formally observed and discuss in a follow-up meeting (once per week)
  • create a portfolio of evidence during the year to evidence you have met the teaching standards for QTS by the end of the course.
  • attend university day once a week and several alliance days across the year
  • be required to submit assignments, spread across the year, which will be assessed at Masters Level for your PGCE

Please see the University of Leicester website for course information (https://le.ac.uk/courses/school-direct-secondary-education-pgce/2022) or please email greenwaya@tlet.org.uk to discuss your routes, options, and what’s involved.

School placements

You will have two contrasting placements, one before Christmas and 1 after. You’re required to attend lectures at university full time for a few weeks at the beginning of each placement and will also experience one week in a primary school during the course. You will be supported by a subject mentor, professional mentor, the teaching school and a teaching fellow from the university.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.

You should be a graduate, with an honours degree grade 2:1 or above or equivalent qualification. It is preferred your degree is in the subject you wish to train to teach, if not, a strong A level grade B/ level 5 is needed. Your qualifications must be completed before the commencement of your training place. NARIC equivalency certificates are required for any degree or school qualifications gained outside the United Kingdom.

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.

You require a standard equivalent to a grade C/ level 4 in GCSE English and mathematics. Your qualifications must be completed before the commencement of your training place. Equivalency tests are accepted at the university’s discretion. NARIC equivalency certificates are required for any degree or school qualifications gained outside the United Kingdom.

Personal qualities

We require:

  • a desire to teach, motivate and enthuse young people
  • interest in and commitment to the education of children
  • a flexible approach to learning and teaching
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • a readiness to listen and share
  • a love of your subject

Other requirements

Previous experience of working with young people strengthens an application

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

Financial support from the training provider

You may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans please check the government website.

About the training provider

Transforming Lives Educational Trust Initial Teacher Training (TLET ITT) is a partnership of schools in Rugby, Coventry, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. Together we seek to provide teacher-training opportunities based in local schools with a common core of development opportunities focussed on the wider educational community. We create personalised training programmes with a breadth of experience and outstanding support to develop balanced well-rounded teaching professionals. At the heart of our alliance is the desire to provide learning communities where students can experience outstanding learning. Our School Direct programme is led by Ashlawn School, an outstanding bilateral secondary academy, which has an outstanding record of training teachers with experienced mentors across a wide range of primary age groups and secondary subjects. “Any emails I sent were always responded to quickly and thoroughly” 2020-21 DT “I have learnt so much from my mentor in my host school this year – I am so thankful for them.” 2020-21 Primary “Very supportive department in Ashlawn School. Ashlawn School is very professional and treats their trainees as ‘’human-beings’’, provides appropriate advice when necessary and the quality of training and mentors provided is splendid.” 2019-20 Maths “Ashlawn Teaching School has been incredibly supportive and fundamental to the successful completion of my teacher training. Without their advice and support at vital times throughout the year, I would have struggled to stay on track and meet targets. ” 2018-19 History “The teaching school facilitates individual learning needs for pedagogy in an outstanding manner.” 2017-18 Art

Interview process

Interviews will initially be conducted by the TLET’s Schools Educational Improvement Officer at Ashlawn School, you will participate in a lower school (KS3) lesson in your subject, we will ask you to prepare a 10min starter activity (details given prior to interview), followed by an interview with the TLET’s Schools Educational Improvement Officer, if you are successful you will go on to a full day interview at Leicester University.

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

TLET ITT tailor our training process to the specific needs of each trainee and we work closely with our partner schools and universities to ensure this critical training year runs as smoothly as possible for each trainee’s individual needs. If you have a disability, including a specific learning difficulty, we strongly recommend you include this in your application form, so we can support you right from the beginning of the process.

Contact this training provider

Email
TeacherTraining@tlet.org.uk
Telephone
01788 573425
Website
https://www.tlet.org.uk
Address
Ashlawn School
Ashlawn Road
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV22 5ET

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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