Upton Hall School FCJ
Art and Design (2VRX)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Liverpool Hope University
Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.uptonhallschool.co.uk

Contents

About the course

The PGCE Art and Design programme will support students to consider the pedagogy of Art and Design in depth and aims to produce outstanding teachers whose enthusiasm the subject inspires pupils in their study . This part of the course aims to develop and integrate subject pedagogy and theory with classroom practice and equip student teachers with the skills necessary to become reflective and effective teachers of Art and Design across the 11-18 age range.

You will learn from experienced art teachers how to inspire pupils in creative learning and be invited to enrich the curriculum through your contemporary art practice. Learning outside the classroom is an important aspect of art and design education and we would like the successful candidate to get involved in exploring opportunities for our students to be introduced to the wealth of cultural organisations including galleries and museums in Liverpool that you can use to inform your teaching as a student teacher and in your teaching career.

Interview process

You will be invited to school and a typical day will consist of:

*Tour of the school *An interview with our Deputy responsible for School Direct as well as a subject teacher/leader to explore your reasons for becoming a teacher and your ideas and knowledge on current educational issues. This will include you sharing a portfolio with us. *An interview with some of our students to explore the reasons you wish to train at Upton Hall School. This gives you and our students an opportunity to ask questions. *Teach a part of a lesson so that we can see the potential of the candidate and how you would approach a certain topic.

Interview: a set of questions designed to ascertain your ideas and knowledge on a range of educational issues.

How school placements work

You will be given the opportunity to observe lessons, have conversations with experienced teachers and ask any questions linked to routes into teaching.

Structure of the initial day: Welcome and introduction by the Deputy Headteacher or Subject Leader A tour of the school A timetable of lessons to observe within your subject area

In consultation with the subject leader, you would be allocated specific classes. You would be responsible for the planning, prepration and delivery of these lessons as well as assessing the students' progress. You would be allocated a subject mentor who would regularly meet with you to advise and guide you on your practice. You would also have observations to support your progress. Your mentor may be able to advise with regards your University requirements and assessments.

Fees

The course fees for 2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

See University for details on the fees and bursaries available.

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study - note that you'll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

You should be a graduate, preferably with a 1st or a 2:1, though we are willing to consider strong applicants with a 2:2 who can demonstrate an aptitude for teaching.

You should have a degree in which at least 50% of the content is the subject you want to teach.

Other requirements

Criminal record checks (DBS) Evidence of qualifications

About the training provider

Our School Direct Programme at upton Hall School is delivered in partnership with Liverpool Hope University and the training lasts for one academic year (September-July).

We partner with Liverpool Hope University to deliver this training programme leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and masters credits. Trainees will undertake a minimum number of days in school as teaching placements, these are underpinned by University subject and masters training days.

On successful completion of your training year you will be awarded a PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status and masters credits. Your School Direct Programme will consist of a combination of classroom practice and relevant training. You will be given the opportunity to spend much of your time ‘practicing your craft’ with high quality support in an excellent educational setting at Upton Hall. You will also be offered a programme of training developed and delivered by Liverpool Hope University. You will be supported along the way by a number of different colleagues and will be assigned a school based Subject Mentor, a Professional Mentor and a University Based Tutor.

Your training at Upton Hall School will also include access to an in-house training programme.

If you secure a place on this route the tuition fees are paid to Liverpool Hope University in a series of instalments across the academic year. There are a number of different funding options available to support you with these payments.

About the accredited body

You will have full access to Liverpool Hope University, a dynamic facilitator of both innovative and traditional approaches to teacher training. Prior to your teaching placements, you will have an intensive induction programme at the university and at school.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Our programme enables us to work with the expertise of Liverpool Hope University in providing a placement that takes account of each individual's disabilities and other needs to progress and achieve in their chosen career.

Should you wish to visit the site to consider how your individual needs could be met at Upton Hall please feel free to contact school and arrange a visit or request a telephone conversation to discuss further.

Contact details

Email
pmcaleese@uptonhall.org
Telephone
01516777696
Website
http://www.uptonhallschool.co.uk
Address
Upton Hall School FCJ
Upton
Wirral
Merseyside
CH49 6LJ

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Moreton Road, Upton, Wirral, Merseyside, CH49 6LJ
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