Haybridge Alliance SCITT Design and technology (H716)

QTS part time

Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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 Design and Technology (Age Range 11 – 16) This course will equip you with a range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of Design and Technology. The course will aim to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further your own subject knowledge. In the area of Product Design, specifically there will be opportunities to develop teaching skills in the following areas:

Materials technology Visual communication

As part of the course you will develop your ability to deliver hands-on learning combined with academic rigour, which is a key characteristic of successful Design and Technology teaching.

This course will allow you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at the end of a two-year period.

You will be expected to work 3 days a week, which will comprise of days in school, professional study sessions, subject pedagogy sessions and self-directed study time.

You will spend a minimum of 140 days in school over the next 2 years. Mondays are mandatory and will be mainly professional study days whilst there is some flexibility with the other 2 days.

This flexible approach means you can fit training to become a qualified teacher around other commitments, offering a more gradual introduction into the profession.

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

You 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
Haybridge High School -Main Site
Haybridge Alliance SCITT, Brake Lane, Hagley, West Midlands, DY8 2XS
The De Montfort School
Four Pools Road, Evesham, WR11 1DQ

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 £10,000.

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows: Student type Fees to pay UK students £10,000 (£5,000 each year)

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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