Nottingham Catholic Initial Teacher Training Partnership Physical Education (E292)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bishop Grosseteste University
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 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.becketonline.co.uk/teachingschool

Contents

Course summary

MODULES: Year 1:  Learning and Teaching  Classroom Focused Development  School Experience 1  School Experience 2

DELIVERY: Sessions are a range of interactive seminars, lectures and tutorials which normally take place on a Friday and you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of self-study as part of your programme. Placements will make up a significant part of the course during this time you will work with the support of a school mentor to evidence the QTS Teachers’ Standards. There is some time set aside for enrichment activities enabling you to explore education in its widest contexts. BGU academic staff comprise of qualified teachers, visiting tutors with specialist knowledge and skills, those recognised as Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and active researchers.

ASSESSMENT: You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the course and will undertake different types of assessment. The Learning and Teaching module involves a portfolio and Classroom Focused Development a Research Report. The QTS Teachers’ Standards are assessed through observation, discussion, written/oral reflection and evaluation focussed on pupil progress.

School placements

LOCATION:

BGU has a single-site campus in Lincoln, England and lectures, seminars and tutorials take place here.

Placements are normally arranged by your base/lead school and should be within 90 minutes travel time (one direction) to the setting. Your largest amount of time is on placement with your base school.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
All Saints’ Catholic Academy
Broomhill Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 6BW
Yes
Alliance Secondary Schools
Nottingham Catholic Teacher Traning Partnership Office, The Becket School , The Becket Way, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QY
Yes
St Bede’s Catholic Voluntary Academy (Lincs)
Collum Avenue, , Scunthorpe,, Lincolnshire, DN16 2TF
Yes
St Peter & St Paul CVA Secondary School
Western Ave, , Lincoln , LN6 7SX
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, 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 will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

These must be from a BGU accepted provider.

Personal qualities

  • Desire and passion to become a teacher and to challenge and inspire your students.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with proficiency in both written and spoken English.

  • Strong subject knowledge and an understanding of it in the context of educating young people.

  • Commitment to high standards and excellence.

  • A wider understanding of the purpose of education.

  • Resilience and determination to succeed both as a trainee and as a teacher.

  • The ability to meet the mental and physical demands of classroom teaching.

Other requirements

  • DBS Checks.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

trainees are responsible for paying their own university fees.

About the training provider

We are delighted that you are considering training with our partnership and we would really like you to apply to join us. Providing a high level of care and support for our trainees is part of our ethos. Our places are open to all applicants who share our values and are passionate about supporting the learning of our students.

Our partnership is founded on the principle of collaboration and an absolute belief that by working together we can improve outcomes for all students in all of our schools. Our schools have a long record of partnership with our Higher Education partners in helping to train teachers. School Direct gives us the chance to select and train our own outstanding teachers of the future.

If you choose to train with us you can expect:

  • successful trainees will obtain a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) by the end of the programme
  • a programme that gives you four days a week in school and one day a week at University
  • the chance to observe and work with outstanding teachers
  • outstanding mentoring from an experienced and trained mentor
  • a bespoke programme of support sessions
  • a comprehensive induction programme
  • a second school placement in a contrasting school

We are working in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, University of Leicester, University of Derby and Bishop’s Grosseteste Lincoln.

We are committed to identifying, training and developing outstanding teachers of the future.

About the accredited body

Bishop Grosseteste University is working within partnership with School Direct to be able to support students in into teaching. School Direct offers more school-led training within local schools around the county.

Programmes generally last for one year. Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) and many courses also award a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) or masters-level credits on completion.

You will be based in one of the schools in the partnership and you’ll also be taught by BG, attending lectures and seminars to bolster your hands-on experience with theories.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study 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 study in the UK for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

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

We coordinate support and access arrangements for disabled applicants with specific learning difficulties. We work with academic staff, Universities and external agencies to meet individual access requirements.

Our commitment is to ensure that everybody has an equal opportunity to become an active part of school life irrelevant of their needs.

The Teaching School is committed to equality and aims to comply with the Equality Act (2010).

Contact this training provider

Email
v.scott@becketonline.co.uk
Telephone
0115 982 4280
Website
http://www.becketonline.co.uk/teachingschool
Address
The Becket Way
Wilford Lane
West Bridgford
Nottinghamshire
NG2 7QY

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (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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