Nottingham Catholic Teaching School Alliance
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PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Derby
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.becketonline.co.uk/teachingschool

Contents

About the course

This place is offered at St Benedict’s, Derby

Study options - Full-time: 1 year

UK/EU fee - £9,250 per year (2018/19)

Course level - Postgraduate

Qualification - PGCE

Start date - September

Location - Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

How you will learn You will spend most of your time learning how to teach in schools linked to our network of partner schools. Located across the Midlands, they will work together in clusters to support you on placement. The placements and enhanced school opportunities will provide you with challenging and exciting experiences.

You’ll also spend time at the University of Derby, working in their excellent facilities with University and school-based tutors, in order to develop your growing understanding of what it takes to become a great teacher.

How you’re assessed All assessments relate to your school placements; you will complete three assessed teaching placements, two in your main school and one in a second school, and additional enhanced school opportunities, which will provide you with the challenging and exciting experience you need. There will be in-depth teacher enquiry on school-based issues.

You’ll also have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss your developing subject knowledge of the core and wider curriculum subjects, as well as developing your skills in research-informed practice.

Interview process

Our interview process currently takes place online.

If you can’t see the location listed for the school you wish to train at, please contact us and we will provide you with the details.

How school placements work

With the support of your mentor and link tutor, you will undertake two assessed school experiences as well as shorter school experiences.

For ‘Professional Practice: Becoming a Teacher’ you will observe experienced practitioners in the classroom, teach alongside your mentor and begin to take responsibility for the class as a whole. You will put into practice the skills of planning, delivery and assessment that you cover in your University-based training. You will also gain the wider professional skills demanded of a teacher such as dealing with parents, contributing to after-school activities and planning school trips.

For ‘Professional Practice: Aiming for Excellence’ you will be placed at a different school or setting, with the opportunity to work with children from another age group. At first, you will be given time to observe other teachers and get to know your class. You can then expect to progress more quickly to taking fuller responsibility for the class.

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250

Trainees are responsible for paying their own university fees.

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

You must have a good UK Honours degree (preferably 2:1) or equivalent, plus grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics, English Language. You need to have already gained the required GCSE grades when you apply. There are currently a range of equivalences which can be accepted - please contact Derby University Admissions team if you need clarification.

Other requirements

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required at the point of accepting a place at the University.

Trainees completing an Initial Teacher Training Programme must demonstrate the required competencies in the Fundamentals and English and Maths outlined by the Department for Education before Qualified Teacher Status is awarded.

To ensure trainees meet the required competencies you will be required to undertake and pass the University’s agreed assessment when you commence your course. Full details of the required competencies and assessment will be provided in due course. Pease note it is the trainee’s responsibility to secure these fundamental skills.

About the training provider

We are delighted that you are considering training with our Alliance 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 Alliance 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

You’re on the threshold of making one of the most important decisions of your life - to teach! Train to teach at Derby and you’re on your way to a worthwhile, rewarding and enjoyable career in Teaching, one where you can truly make a difference. With a rich heritage of teacher training dating back 165 years, we’re a major provider of newly qualified teachers in the East Midlands. We have a strong reputation for nurturing successful, confident and forward-thinking teachers. Our teaching courses are highly regarded, with Ofsted awarding us an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our Primary,Further Education and Skills .

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 details

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

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Location Vacancies Code
Alliance Secondary Schools
NCTSA Offices, The Becket Way, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QY
Yes G

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