Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) Primary (D635)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Middlesex 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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://www.byroncourtschool.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

PGCE with QTS - School Direct Tuition Fee route Students will join the PGCE programme for training at Middlesex in September, however the placements will be arranged by the BITT within its partnership of schools.

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 programme is designed to include 120 days of school-based training, this will provide you with opportunities to teach across the 5-11 age range. Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) is a strong partnership of primary and secondary schools working with Middlesex University to provide high quality teacher training. Our vision is to train and develop the next generation of outstanding teachers.

Student teachers will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning. Training will be delivered by expert teachers within our partnership of schools, with a wealth of experience to support your professional development.

Middlesex University provides the PGCE central training programme (60 days), which includes lectures, seminars and practical workshops these will be provided in a blended learning environment.

Modules: Learning and Teaching : a broad and balanced curriculum (30 Credits)- Compulsory Primary Professional Development One (School-based) (30 Credits)- Compulsory Across the curriculum, beyond the classroom (30 Credits)- Compulsory Primary Professional Development Two (School-based) (30 Credits)- Compulsory

All University-based modules are assessed by coursework. School-based modules are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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.

Completing the course will lead to the award of PGCE with QTS.

https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/primary-education-qts

School placements

Students will join the PGCE programme for training at Middlesex in September, however the placements will be arranged by the BITT within its partnership of schools.

  • Byron Court Primary (Lead school)
  • Sudbury Primary
  • Mount Stewart Schools
  • Uxendon Manor Primary
  • Oliver Goldsmith Primary
  • Elsley Primary
  • Preston Manor Lower
  • Preston Park Primary
  • Barham Primary
  • Wykeham Primary
  • Kingsbury Green Primary
  • Wembley Primary
  • East Lane Primary

The programme includes 120 days of school-based training across 3 school based experience blocks. 2 of these will be in your main placement school and the 3rd in a different school setting, within the BITT partnership.

Teaching placements with our partnership of schools will enable you to understand, critically evaluate and respond to the needs of children in multicultural, multilingual and multi-faith settings.

The consortium of schools within the BITT involved in the delivery of Initial Teacher Training has a high level of expertise and strong commitment to delivering high quality training. We have been successfully training teachers for many years.

Within the school setting you will be allocated an experienced mentor to guide you. We try to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers’ alike feel valued and supported. Our staff are our most valuable resource and have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management strategies and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

Initially, you will observe and then assist the class teachers before taking responsibility for the classes for a substantial period in the spring and summer terms. Your teaching timetable will reflect your trainee status and will give you plenty of time to shadow and observe, plan and prepare.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who demonstrate their passion and enthusiasm for teaching and have a desire to share this with young people.

You should be highly motivated, able to adapt and have the resilience to work well under pressure. Ideal candidates will be organised and demonstrate good inter-personal skills.

Trainees should have the ability to reflect critically on their own practice and progress.

Other requirements

All applicants will be expected to have gained some experience in a classroom, ideally prior to interview.

Teacher Training providers have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and physical capacity to teach and will not put children at risk of harm. All applicants will be required to successfully complete Occupational Health and Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure checks.

If you have lived, worked or travelled in another country for three months or longer in the last ten years, you will need to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from the relevant country/countries.

Please see; www.mdx.ac.uk

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

If you want an interesting career where you can really make a difference to the lives of young people, train to be a teacher with the Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) partnership.

The Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) partnership. is a strong partnership of primary and secondary schools working with Middlesex University to provide high quality teacher training. Our vision is to train and develop the next generation of outstanding teachers.

We have been successful providers of initial teacher training for many years. The consortium of schools involved have a high level of expertise and strong commitment to delivering excellent quality training. We enable our student teachers to realise their full potential. A high percentage of our students gain full employment within their placement school or within the partnership of school, once qualified.

You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management strategies and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

The Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) partnership can provide a broad range of experiences and developmental opportunities within a multi-culturally diverse population, which enriches the experience of teaching within this unique community.

Interview process

You will attend an interview at one of the BITT’s partnership of schools; a subsequent interview may take place with the University.

You will be asked to engage in a short activity with a class of children to assess your interaction and communication skills with young people.

At the interview stage, your suitability for teaching will be assessed including your subject knowledge for teaching and competency in the fundamental skills of English and maths. If any shortfall is identified, you may be required to complete some additional work to secure the appropriate level of competency before being accepted on the programme. During the programme, your competency in these areas will be assessed and developed to ensure you reach the required level.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) partnership is fully inclusive. Applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application form so that they can be considered for placements at the appropriate schools.

Trainees with a disability or other needs will be offered additional support with reasonable adjustments made to accommodate their individual circumstances.

Contact this training provider

Email
tmooteealoo@byroncrt.brent.sch.uk
Telephone
0208 904 2785
Website
https://www.byroncourtschool.co.uk/
Address
Spencer Road
Wembley
Middlesex
HA0 3SF

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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