Exceed Partnership Primary (394M)

QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
Exceed SCITT
Financial support
Salary
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also 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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
July 2022
Website
http://www.exceedscitt.co.uk

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About the course

IMPORTANT: This course is for candidates who are currently employed in school. It is essential that we have an agreement with your employer PRIOR to an application through UCAS. Any applications that do not follow this process will be rejected.

For details of our Teaching Apprenticeship, including guidance for both applicants and employers see our website: (https://www.exceedscitt.co.uk) If interested get in touch, see details on our website.

The Teaching Apprenticeship will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will train in the 5-11 age range, if you prefer to train in the 3-7 age range then please apply to our course code for that age range, G351. In addition you will complete a Level 6 Teaching Apprenticeship, there is an option to undertake a PGCE qualification should you choose to.

This programme offers practical classroom teaching and a salary. You will experience classroom teaching and 20% of your time is allocated to off-the-job training as you work towards Qualified Teacher Status.
In the final term you are required to undertake an end-point assessment (EPA) to ensure you’re on track to be an effective newly qualified teacher. Our unique programme maximises your time in school and classrooms. Our programme design is innovative, with 3 clear strands: The National Curriculum, so that you develop strong subject knowledge and teaching strategies to ensure pupil’s make good progress. Professional Practice, such as inclusion and effective behaviours for learning so that you are confident to meet the needs of all children in your class. Your personal well-being is also important to us so the programme includes mindfulness, positive psychology and developing resilience. If you’re wanting to train to be a teacher to make a difference to children’s life chances, there is no better place to train.

We have a well established Leeds Hub led by Westerton Primary Academy where our Teaching Apprenticeship programme is based.

School placements

You are in school all the time. Experienced schools and teachers will lead the design of this Teaching Apprenticeship. You will receive classroom teaching and 20% of your time is allocated to off-the-job training as you work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

In the final term, you are required to undertake an end-point assessment (EPA) to ensure you’re on track to be an effective Early Career Teacher and achieve your Level 6 Teaching Apprenticeship.

All our partners are 100% committed to your training, The Home School (where you do the majority of your training) will be the school your are employed in. You will need to attend a Host School (where you have an opportunity to broaden your experience). We will look to support you and your employer in seeking out this second school.

You will select whether you want to specialise in 3-7 (Foundation Stage /Key Stage 1) or 5-11 (KS1 and 2). Although you will be trained in 2 different schools, the structure of the programme will enable you to get to know the whole partnership. This is because your dedicated training days are delivered by expert tutors who are also senior leaders within their own schools. Most of the dedicated training involves you visiting these schools. Having an opportunity to see practice and meet children in a wide range of schools helps you to reflect on what is going to have the most impact upon your progress towards QTS.

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.

We ask candidates to use a third party for the equivalency tests and we would recommend they use Equivalency Testing. (https://www.equivalencytesting.com/)

Personal qualities

Remember that we really try to get to know you as an individual at the interview so that you feel at ease and can evidence the personal qualities that you bring to the programme. It is your personal qualities that will help to make a significant difference to the educational life chances of the pupils in our partnership of schools.

Other requirements

Before starting the programme all applicants must be deemed suitable to train to teach so safeguarding checks will be undertaken. They must also demonstrate they are fit to teach so will need to complete a pre-ITT health questionnaire.

Salary

You must be paid in accordance with at least the minimum of the unqualified teacher pay range for the period of your training.

The QTS programme will be paid by the employer utilising the apprenticeship levy.

If you wish to undertake an internationally recognised qualification of a PGCE, then you will need to self fund. Leeds Trinity University is excellent in supporting students on how best to pay for this award via a series of payments. The total cost of the PGCE is £1,300. This is the only cost that you will need to budget for on the Teaching Apprenticeship should you opt to undertake it.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Thank you for considering Exceed Partnership to train to teach in Bradford and Keighley. We also recruit to our Leeds hub based at Westerton Primary Academy.

We aim to recruit 30 trainees on either a Primary 3-7 or 5-11 programme. We also have places for Salaried School Direct in Bradford and Teaching Apprenticeships which are based in Leeds. We want to know all our trainees as individuals to ensure your training experience is bespoke and meets your needs.

Our programme is innovative and forward thinking, with 3 clear strands: The National Curriculum for strong subject knowledge and teaching strategies to ensure pupil’s make good progress; Professional Practice, such as inclusion and effective behaviours for learning so that you are confident to meet the needs of all children; Your personal well-being including mindfulness, positive psychology and managing workload. Want to train and make a difference to children’s life chances? There is no better place to train than in our diverse partner schools. We offer experiences that few providers can, such as experiencing schools in challenging socio economic circumstances and achieve outcomes well above national expectations.

Our partnership is an amazing place to train and committed to its vision and values; ‘providing inspirational training for aspirational teachers and a genuine commitment to professional learning and evidence based practice.’ You can see the schools in our partnership here: (https://www.exceedscitt.co.uk)

Interview process

Once agreements have been made between Exceed SCITT and your employer, including that funding through the levy is in place we would welcome your application.

Make sure that your application is clear and grammatically accurate. We are looking for your potential as a trainee teacher, not for someone who is already an experienced teacher. In your personal statement you might want to cover the following aspects, which we offer as a guide only. Your reason for wanting to teach, why primary? Which phase of learning are you most interested in, e.g. EYFS, KS1 or KS2. Your vision for education and your commitment to young people in the community in which you are employed. What was your ‘wow moment’ when you knew teaching was the career for you? Any other relevant and transferable skills/experiences that can be related to teaching.

You will be invited to interview at one of our partnership schools where you will be made very welcome. You will be given a tour of the school and an opportunity to talk to some of our NQTs or current SCITT Teachers/Teaching Apprentices training with us. This way you really can find out about our programme! You will have an opportunity to lead a short teaching episode based upon a children’s book and a 30 minute individual interview. This way we really get to know you and you get the opportunity to find out how our partnership supports you to be the best teacher that you can be.

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

As a partnership of schools committed to inclusive education and challenging discrimination, we welcome applications from trainees with disabilities. Exceed SCITT places trainee welfare at the heart of its vision and values. “Putting the pupil at the heart of teacher training and Exceed Teachers at the core of our care.” You will have regular progress meetings that include trainee wellbeing and support to ensure you can access all aspects of the training programme. For example, additional time for tasks, contact with expert tutors on the programme who can provide guidance and strategies for any individual needs. The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education is an academic award with 60 Masters Level credits and is awarded by a University. As a student of a University you are able to access the support services offered by the institution.

Contact this training provider

Email
exceed.scitt@exceedacademiestrust.co.uk
Telephone
01274 578606
Website
http://www.exceedscitt.co.uk
Address
Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools
Holybrook Training Campus
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD10 0EF

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).

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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