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The Arnewood School Academy History (2GV5)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bournemouth Poole & Dorset Teacher Training Partnership
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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
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Contents

Course summary

This course is run in partnership with the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset Teaching Training Partnership.

The course runs for 37 weeks from September to July. During this time trainees will spend the majority of their time in school. This will give you the opportunity to develop and put into practice much of the pedagogy of teaching in your chosen subject. You will also receive central training throughout the year at the BPD base at Twynham School in Christchurch. There will also be academic input from The University of Winchester for the PGCE element of the course.

Trainees will receive support from a subject mentor, who will hold weekly meetings with trainees to discuss progress and set targets. There will also be the support of a Professional Tutor who oversees all trainees in the school and a Lead Subject Tutor who is responsible for developing subject specific knowledge and support.

School placements

The course is made up of two placements. The first from September to December will take place in one of our partner schools. The main placement - January to June - will be at The Arnewood School. During both placements you will have a dedicated mentor and will have regular meetings with you lead subject tutor as well as visits to you on your placement.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in History 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 will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

We will look for evidence of a commitment to the teaching profession, an understanding of professional requirements, and an awareness of current educational issues in an application. Prior experience in a school is not required, however prospective students may find experience in a school useful for obtaining insights into the classroom. Experience in a school or similar setting may also provide reassurance to prospective students that teaching is the right choice for their career.

Other requirements

If you accept an offer of a place you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records check and Prohibition Order check. If you have spent time overseas in the last 5 years you may also be required to obtain criminal records checks from each of the countries you visited. You will also be required to complete an occupational health check to confirm that you are fit to teach. The University of Winchester will send you more information about when and how you need to complete each of these checks if you accept our offer.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,000.

About the training provider

The Arnewood School offers the opportunity to train to teach with the support of experienced mentors and subject specialist in the heart of the New forest.

As a small provider, we are able to offer a highly personalised experience that can be adapted to suit a variety of needs. Working in partnership with other local teaching alliances we are able to also offer a broad and high quality provision of pedagogical training.

The school is committed to professional development with a keen focus on the development of teaching and learning across all subject areas.

We work with a link university to provide the academic support for the PGCE element of the qualification.

About the accredited body

We work within the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset Teacher Training Partnership to offer trainees a varied and balanced experience to prepare them for becoming excellent practitioners. This allows our trainees to experience a diversity of school placements including upper schools, selective schools and special educational school settings. The partnership delivers high quality central training and subject specific tutors to support your development as a teacher.

Interview process

If you already meet or are expected to meet our entry requirements, and have demonstrated your passion and commitment to teaching in your application, you will be invited to attend an interview. The interview is your chance to demonstrate your potential to become a successful teacher. The interview day usually consists of a written task, pupil task, subject specific and more general interviews, as well as an opportunity to tour the school and find out more about us. Further information about the format of the day will be sent to you via email in advance of the interview date.

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, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

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

Your wellbeing is a top priority and we will do all we can to give you the chance to flourish and maximise your potential. In partnership with the University of Winchester there is a dedicated student support team to help with any questions or challenges you might experience during your studies. We work with you to support your wellbeing and mental health, provide confidential advice and offer workshops to boost your academic skills. If you have a disability or learning difference, we encourage you to get in touch before you apply so we can discuss tailored support for your individual needs.

Contact this training provider

Email
c.chaloner@arnewood.hants.sch.uk
Telephone
01425625400
Address
Gore Road
New Milton
BH25 6RS

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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