Transforming Lives Educational Trust Initial Teacher Training (TLET ITT) Physical education (X250)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
The University of Warwick
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 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
August 2023
Website
https://www.tlet.org.uk
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Contents

Course summary

You will be working alongside experienced colleagues in school 4 days a week plus one day in 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 move to a second placement for 6 weeks as a contrasting experience, then after half term return to your host school for the remainder of the year 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 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 Warwick University website for the most up to date course information as the Core and School Direct routes are virtually identical. (https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cte/start-teaching/secondary/) or email greenwaya@tlet.org.uk to discuss your options, and what is involved.

School placements

You will be hosted by a base school for the majority of the year, with a 6-week contrasting placement between Christmas and February half term. You’re required to attend lectures at university 1 day a week and will also experience one week in a primary school during the autumn term. 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, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in physical education 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.

Personal qualities

It is appreciated if you have experience or working with children when you apply for this course.

Other requirements

It is acknowledged that you may hold other coaching qualifications that may support your application.

Salary

You will be paid as an unqualified teacher during your training. Your QTS university fees will be paid by the school that employs you (your base school) but you will have to pay the top up for the PGCE.

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 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 written assessment (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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