Transforming Lives Educational Trust Initial Teacher Training (TLET ITT) Design and technology (P403)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Birmingham City University
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
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://www.tlet.org.uk

Contents

Course summary

This salaried route means you are employed by your host school and will earn a salary while you train. The host school will pay your QTS fees, but you are responsible for the cost of the PGCE.

After February half term, you will have half a term you will then move to a second placement until Easter as a contrasting experience where you will continue to increase your teaching hours before returning to your host school after Easter for the remainder of the summer term.

To apply for the salaried route it is recommended you have at least 2 years full time work experience.

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 building up to meet the teaching standards for QTS
  • 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 BCU website for course information (https://www.bcu.ac.uk/education-and-social-work/initial-teacher-training/school-direct) or email teachertraining@tlet.org.uk to discuss your options, and what is involved.

School placements

You will have two placements, a host school for the majority of the year and a contrasting placement for the half term between February and Easter. You are required to attend lectures at university full time for a few weeks at the beginning of the course and 1 day a week during the rest of the year and will experience one week in a primary school during the course. You will be supported by a subject mentor, professional mentor, Transforming Lives Educational Trust Initial Teacher Training dept. and a teaching fellow from the university.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

You should be a graduate, with an honours degree grade 2:2 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 qualifications gained outside the United Kingdom.

Your degree subject should be in design and technology 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.

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 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

Salary

Salaried trainees receive a salary from the school (on the Unqualified Teacher Scale) which is a minimum of £18,169 (2021). Bursaries, scholarships and financial support from Student Finance England isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

Fees and financial support

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 be conducted by TLET’s Schools Educational Improvement Officer and a course/subject leader from BCU either at Ashlawn School or in a partner school, depending on where you wish to be hosted for your main placement. You will complete a few written activities (1 hour) then 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.

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

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

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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