Important

Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Windsor Teaching Alliance Computing (2PP4)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead SCITT
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as 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 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

Course Content The Training Programme consists of two modules: Teachers as Researchers and Reflective Practitioners and The Principles and Practice of Effective Assessment. Trainees divide their time between school placements, central training and academic research through Buckinghamshire New University, leading to a PGCE and 60 masters credits.

In terms 1 and 2 trainees will commence on a 20% teaching timetable starting with starters, plenaries and small groups. Trainees will be mentored by a class teacher throughout with feedback given on every lesson taught. In terms 3 and 4 trainees will move to a 50% teaching timetable and will be observed at least one in two lessons. In terms 5 and 6 trainees will be teaching a 70% timetable. Throughout the year time is given for planning, preparation, assessment and observing other colleagues throughout the school.

Central training takes place once a week in school training rooms within the Consortium. This training is carried out by Local Authority and SCITT Advisers, Headteachers/Leading Practitioners and Buckinghamshire New University lecturers. Training covers subject knowledge and generic elements of teaching such as Behaviour Management, Adaptive Teaching and Assessment.

School placements

Trainees are based in a Lead School for four days a week for five terms. There is also a eight week second school placement in a contrasting environment.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in Computing 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

Attributes We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with children, has a thirst for learning and is showing an insight into current educational practices. We also seek individuals with a strong subject knowledge in their chosen field. We would like to see evidence of any organisational and communication skills from previous employment as well as a commitment to the programme.

Other requirements

It is desirable to have spent some time in schools to learn more about education in practice. We are also interested in individuals’ other attributes, knowledge or transferable skills related to working with young people or within education eg. youth centre, scout/guide group, church or voluntary organisation.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £6,000.

About the training provider

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) has been a successful Initial Teacher Training provider of salaried route for both secondary and primary trainees since 2002.

RBWM SCITT work in partnership with Bucks New University (BNU) based in High Wycombe. Trainees graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Practice (PG Cert) this is 60 Masters credits equivalent to a third of a Masters.

The RBWM SCITT works with the Windsor Teaching Alliance of First Schools, Middle Schools and Upper Schools.

We also have a history of working with Independent Schools and welcome applications from this sector. There are also places available to work with Schools in other neighbouring Local Authorities.

Since 2009 100% of trainees have gained QTS and 100% have gained employment. In 2017-2018 100% of trainees gained employment in The Royal Borough or surrounding areas.

RBWM SCITT is based within the Early Years and Childcare Advisory Service at Maidenhead Town Hall, giving us excellent access to a wide range of expertise, including Strategic School Leadership, Educational Advisers and Consultants. RBWM Initial Teacher

Interview process

Application Forms Applicants will need to demonstrate any relevant experience of working with children or within education. Applicants will need to show their passion and dedication to entering the teaching profession. Applicants will need to explain any other relevant or transferable skills and experiences. Applicants need to show an awareness of current educational practice.

Selection All schools within the consortium are involved in shortlisting, interviewing and selecting the trainees. Headteachers are looking for the main key areas highlighted in the application section.

Interviews Interviews will take place within an Alliance school by a panel of Headteachers and will involve a whole class teaching activity, a presentation and a written task. Applicants selected for interview will be required to complete the Borough Equal Opportunities and Disclosure proforma. Applicants successful following interview will be required to undergo an on line Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before going into school.

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

Disability Access All schools within the local authority have an accessiblity plan ensuring access for all sites.

Having worked with dyslexic trainees in the past we are able to provide for their individual needs following appropriate assessments.

Contact this training provider

Email
dohea001@windsorgirls.net
Telephone
01753795155
Address
Imperial Road
Windsor
SL4 3RT

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.

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022