Haybridge Alliance SCITT Drama (B600)

QTS part time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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
11 to 16
Course length
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

Secondary drama (Age Range 11 – 16) at Haybridge prepares you to become a specialist drama teacher, trained to deliver the essential knowledge and skills that make drama such a wide ranging and exciting subject. Drama works closely alongside English and music, is very rewarding and enjoyable to teach and we believe it has a unique contribution to make to the school curriculum, particularly in promoting the personal, social, spiritual and cultural development of all pupils. Our programme is designed to create inspirational teachers who will move forward as performing artists in education, empowering young people through drama.

This course will allow you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). QTS is awarded by Haybridge Alliance SCITT and involves you gathering evidence against each of the Teacher Standards. Trainees will spend a minimum of 120 days in school working towards the award of QTS.

Trainees will also benefit from Professional Studies and Subject Pedagogy sessions that are led by a Subject Specialist. It is your responsibility to secure the required fundamental English and Mathematics skills and we will support you in this process to ensure you can demonstrate competence in the required fundamental English and Mathematics to gain QTS.

School placements

YYou will be placed in different schools during your training. You cannot pick which schools you want to be in, but your course leader will try to place you in schools you can easily commute to.

You will undertake your fist placement during Year 1 in one of our partner schools. You will be training in school two days a week and attend Professional Studies sessions on one day.

Your second placement will take place in Year 2 and will be in a contrasting school to your first placement. You will be training in school two or three days a week.

You will gain experience of working with a range of young people with differing backgrounds, abilities and needs.

You will have a professional mentor as well as a school mentor in each placement school. We work with many schools across the West Midlands and trainees have the opportunity to visit a wide and diverse range of settings. You will gain experience of working with a range of young people with differing backgrounds, abilities and needs. You will have a professional mentor as well as a school mentor in each placement school.

Most subjects involve teaching across the 11-16 age range and trainees will gain experience of teaching across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. Other experiences include a three day placement in a primary school and one day placements in a special school, a school deemed to require improvement and a school that offers alternative provision. Trainees will also gain experience of working with young people for whom English is an additional language.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Dyson Perrins School
Yates Hay Road , Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 1WD
Ellowes Hall School
Stickley Lane , Lower Gornal, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 2JH
Hagley Catholic High School
Brake Lane , Hagley, Worcestershire, DY8 2XL
Haybridge High School -Main Site
Haybridge Alliance SCITT, Brake Lane, Hagley, West Midlands, DY8 2XS
Holy Trinity School
Birmingham Road , Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 2BY
King Charles 1 School
Hill Grove House Kidderminster , Comberton Road, Worcestershire, DY10 1XA
Kingswinford Academy
Water Street , Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7AD
Kinver High School and Sixth Form
Enville Road , Kinver, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY7 6AA
Lady Hawkins School
Park View , Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3AR
Moseley Park School
Holland Road , Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 6LU
Ormiston Forge
Wrights Lane , Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 6QU
Ormiston SWB Academy
Dudley Street , Bilston, WV14 0LN
Telford Priory School
New Road , Wrockwardine Wood, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 7AB
The De Montfort School
Four Pools Road, Evesham, WR11 1DQ
The Pedmore High School
Grange Lane , Pedmore, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 7HS
The Wordsley School
Brierley Hill Road , Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 5SP
Windsor High School
Richmond Street , Halesowen, West Midlands , B63 4BB
Wolverley School
Blakeshall Lane , Wolverley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5XQ

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

The SCITT Training Programme focuses on developing teaching skills. You should have a strong understanding of the subject you wish to teach before you start training and have clear potential to become a teacher. High levels of resilience and self discipline are of paramount importance for successful completion of the programme. If your degree subject does not link closely to your chosen teaching subject, you may be required to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course before you begin your training year.

Other requirements

International If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree. You will also need to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from the country or countries that they have lived in for the past five years in order to satisfy the DBS checks.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £5,000.

Tuition fees are £10,000 (£5,000 each of the two years.

You can apply for a loan to cover these fees and/or a means tested maintenance grant via the Student Loan Company. There are a range of bursaries and scholarships available and their value by phase, subject and degree classification can be found by visiting the Department of Education website:- https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/bursaries-and-funding

About the training provider

Haybridge Alliance School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is based at Haybridge High School and Sixth Form and is recognised as providing exceptional teaching and learning with vast experience in delivering and supporting Initial Teacher training (ITT) courses and placements.

Haybridge High School is a well-regarded 11-18 comprehensive school with a track record for excellence including four consecutive Ofsted ratings of ‘Outstanding’. Our Alliance schools are from a range of phases operating within diverse catchment areas with different challenges. Haybridge Alliance SCITT is the lead provider coordinating the SCITT programme and overall training experience. All secondary and primary schools in the Alliance will provide school-based placements for the training year recruited.

The quality of the programmes together with the support received by our trainees ensures that a high calibre of newly qualified teachers enter the profession.

Throughout the duration of the course a weekly programme of professional studies workshops are delivered by practising teachers from across the schools in the partnership. The focus of the programme is to address the development needs of the next cohort of teachers who will teach in our schools. A programme of subject studies is provided by local Specialist Leaders in Education. These sessions are designed to develop the understanding and delivery of a subject pedagogy, reviewing topics such as lesson planning and assessment. This stimulating programme of professional and subject studies explores the philosophy of education and the pedagogy associated with the teaching of a subject.

Interview process

During the day, we assess different skills via various tasks. Skills assessed through individual tasks:

Time management and organisation Interaction with students Subject Knowledge Resilience and flexibility Articulacy Core Skills

Skills graded 1, 2, 3 or 4 with 1 being the highest. Scores examined as part of the decision process and used to identify areas where candidates offered a place may need additional support.

Formal interview with SCITT Director/Assistant Director To evaluate applicants’ rationale for wanting to become a teacher and suitability to carry out the role. Skills being assessed: resilience/flexibility/articulacy/core skills.

Teaching Activity Applicants to prepare and deliver 30 minute activity on a specific topic with a group of students. This activity will evaluate applicants’ ability to facilitate students’ interaction with them and each other. Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/interaction with students/subject knowledge/resilience/flexibility/articulacy/core skills

Subject knowledge interview Focuses on applicants’ subject knowledge together with ability to engage and inspire. Skills being assessed: subject knowledge/articulacy

Presentation To undertake a ten minute presentation with a member of Staff on the subject of “What makes an outstanding Teacher?” Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/articulacy/core skills.

Written Task To assess applicants’ literacy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information. Skills being assessed: time management/articulacy/core skills.

Mathematics Task To assess applicants’ numeracy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information. Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/core skills

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

We strive to promote equal opportunities within Haybridge Alliance SCITT and Haybridge High School and Sixth Form has full access for people with all types of disabilities.

We offer bespoke support to cater for any physical, mental or learning disabilities dependent upon the needs of each trainee.

Accommodation is not available through the Haybridge Alliance SCITT and trainees will be expected to find their own accommodation for the duration of the course.

The Haybridge Alliance SCITT does not have child care facilities.

Contact this training provider

01562 881110
Haybridge High School & Sixth Form
Brake Lane

Support and advice

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