Maiden Erlegh Institute Biology (2NMF)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Reading
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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.maidenerleghinstitute.org

Contents

About the course

The biology School Direct PGCE will enable you to develop the professional skills and knowledge to deliver all aspects of science up to GCSE, as well biology to students studying at A-level.

You will:

  • Develop creative approaches to teaching science at all levels
  • Develop resources for future teaching
  • Develop a critical understanding of current debates relating to science and education
  • Develop your subject knowledge

You will need: -A degree in biology or a biology related subject, or a joint degree with biology as the main component (2:2 minimum). -A sound knowledge of basic physics and chemistry. -GCSE English language (grade A*-C) -GCSE maths (grade A*-C) -Clear and accurate written and spoken English

If you have non-UK qualifications, you should present your UK-NARIC statement(s) of comparability at interview.

School placements

You will:

  • Develop creative approaches to teaching at all levels
  • Develop resources for future teaching
  • Develop a critical understanding of current debates relating to science and education
  • Develop your subject knowledge

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School
Fawley Road, Southcote, READING, RG30 3EP
Yes
Easthampstead Park Community School
Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8FS
Yes
Maiden Erlegh School
Off Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 7HS
Yes
Maiden Erlegh School in Reading
81 Crescent Road, Reading, RG1 5SL
Yes
UTC Reading
Crescent Road, Reading, RG1 5RQ
Yes

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’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

You will need to demonstrate sufficient understanding of and insight into the role of the teacher, the classroom environment and the processes involved in learning and teaching. In order to show such understanding and insight it may be beneficial to undertake a visit to a school.

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 £16,045

The course fees for 2022 are as follows:

UK students £9,250 EU students £9,250 International students £16,045

About the training provider

Maiden Erlegh Institute is based at the ‘Outstanding’ rated Maiden Erlegh School in Berkshire and is part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust.

We provide excellent high quality training to new and current teachers. We collaborate with a variety of schools and organisations to learn together, to ensure the nurturing of the next generation of learners, teachers and leaders.

We participate in the Schools Direct Programme of school-led training and work closely with The University of Reading to deliver training.

With the University of Reading being so close to our teaching school, we have a strong partnership with the university. Reading is a vibrant town, with excellent employment opportunities.

We offer training in a variety of secondary schools and all key stages. You can train at Maiden Erlegh School or another school partner.

If you have any questions, please get in touch. MEIOffice@maidenerleghtrust.org

About the accredited body

The University of Reading’s Institute of Education is an established provider of high-quality training and research. It is ranked 10th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University League Table 2022). Committed to developing caring, reflective, professional teachers, it has well-established partnerships with over 400 schools in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Ofsted report that the “effective relationships with partner schools support the development of high quality teaching and trainees that are well-prepared to work in the region’s schools.” (ITE inspection report, September 2016).

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

Maiden Erlegh Trust takes very seriously its responsibilities and duties under the Equality Action. Our motto of “schools for the community, schools as a community” as well as our vision and ethos illustrate our commitment to treat everyone fairly and respectfully, to embrace and celebrate difference and to support every student in our schools to meet their potential.

Maiden Erlegh Trust will fulfil its statutory Public Sector Equality Duty to consider needs of students and their families, employees, governors, visitors and contracted service providers in terms of:

  • Eliminating unlawful discrimination*, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by The Act.
  • Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Contact this training provider

Email
MEIOffice@maidenerleghtrust.org
Telephone
0118 9262467
Website
http://www.maidenerleghinstitute.org
Address
Maiden Erlegh School
Silverdale Road
Earley
Reading
RG6 7HS

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).

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