PG Cert Teaching with QTS - School Direct Tuition Fee route
The School Direct Tuition Fee programme provides the opportunity to gain a postgraduate qualification, which can be used towards a master’s degree in the future. This will enable you to develop your skills for teaching and for understanding the interrelationship between learning and teaching, as you develop in to a critically reflective practitioner. The primary School Direct programme is aligned with the PGCert Teaching qualification.
As a school-led route the great majority of your time will be spent in your host school, and the content and focus of many aspects of the training programme will be targeted to meet your individual needs, by utilising the resources of this school and the BTSA’s partners. You will be assigned a mentor from the staff of your host school. Our mentors are outstanding teachers with a wealth of experience including but not limited to coaching, effective classroom observation and feedback skills.
Middlesex University is the linked provider for the Brent Teaching School Alliance. The university will provide access to their extensive resources, including those provided by the library and student support services.
The Middlesex School Direct programme provides you with a series of subject enhancement sessions, and a programme of professional studies which will be run at the University.
These may include sessions which:
- Provide you with opportunities to enhance your knowledge and pedagogy of your subject, or specialist areas of the curriculum.
- Develop your understanding of key contemporary issues within education, such as those around inclusion or EAL and SEND provision in schools.
You will critically evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of resources and your own lesson plans. You will analyse research data and critically evaluate how research has contributed to the knowledge and understanding of how to teach effectively.
You will also be assigned a university tutor who will help to create your bespoke training programme as well as support your development as a teacher through, visits to school and guidance with assignments.
Completing the course will lead to the award of PG Certificate in Teaching and QTS.