Important

Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Red Kite Teacher Training Art and Design (2VXP)

PGCE with QTS full time

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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://redkiteteachertraining.co.uk/

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

Teaching Art is much more than putting pencil (or paintbrush) to paper.

During your Red Kite course, you’ll learn to engage students with a range of materials and techniques to develop their art, craft and design skills, using digital and traditional media.

You’ll learn how to plan and deliver the Secondary Art and Design 11-16 curriculum, with post 16 experience, and learn how to develop creativity and skills in a range of 2D and 3D media.

As well as honing your current skills and techniques, you’ll be introduced to areas you may never have experienced before to build your own subject knowledge of Art and Design.

You will spend time with expert Art and Design teachers from a range of specialisms, be shown how to effectively demonstrate techniques, identify misconceptions, and learn behaviour management in a practical classroom. 

Finally, you will find a new love of the potential of Art and Design when seeing students flourish creatively in your classroom. 

Our courses are comprehensive and multi-layered, involving:

  • Red Kite professional development days
  • School placements
  • University lectures
  • Twilight sessions
  • Conferences, tutorials and mini-placements focussed on Barriers to Learning, Special Educational Needs, Adult Mental Health, Behaviour, English as an Additional Language and Employment
  • Reading, research and reflections

At the end of your time training with the Red Kite community, you’ll have the unique opportunity to gain a PGCE from the University of Leeds, thanks to our exclusive partnership with their prestigious School of Education. This involves four days on campus four virtual days and three assignments – all of which are done by Easter so you can then relax and focus on teaching for the last part of course.

All Red Kite training both in out of school is led by practising teachers who are experts in their field, backed by a support network that is designed to let you focus on teaching make sure that on every step of your journey you feel challenged, supported and valued.

School placements

Red Kite Teacher Training is one of the largest school-based providers of teacher training in North and West Yorkshire, with a partner network featuring urban and inner-city schools in places such as Harrogate, Bradford and Leeds, as well as schools in more rural parts of Yorkshire.

This ensures that travel needs can be accommodated and also that trainees can explore how their own personal skills and attributes suit different educational settings and challenges.

All trainees undertake two main placements – the first running from the Autumn term until December and the second, in a contrasting school environment, running from January until late June. These are supported by specially trained mentors and designated Early Career Leaders.

There is a comprehensive programme of professional development days, hosted by practicing teachers, that take place in local training venues across North, South, East and West Leeds, Harrogate, Skipton, Richmond and Northallerton. There are also mini placements spread across the year, which give trainees the opportunity to broaden their experience in a range of schools and contexts.

The main focus of the SCITT course is the in-school placement, punctuated with university sessions, professional development training sessions, mini placements for enrichment in curriculum focus areas and subject knowledge and pedagogy training. Subject specific days are taught by practising teachers in their own school.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Allerton Grange School
Talbot Avenue, Leeds, LS17 6SF
No
Benton Park
Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS19 6LX
No
Brigshaw High School
Brigshaw Lane, Castleford, WF10 2HR
No
Crawshaw Academy
Robin Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 9HU
No
Harrogate Grammar School
Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 0DZ
No
Ilkley Grammar School
Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, LS29 8TR
No
Lawnswood School
Ring Road, Leeds, LS16 5AG
No
Northallerton School & Sixth Form College
Brompton Road, Northallerton, DL6 1ED
No
Prince Henry’s Grammar School
Farnley Lane, Otley, LS21 2BB
No
Pudsey Grammar
Mount Pleasant Road, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 7ND
No
Ralph Thoresby School
Holtdale Approach, Leeds, LS16 7RX
No
Richmond School
Darlington Road, Richmond, DL10 7BQ
No
Risedale School
Hipswell, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 4BD
No
Roundhay School
Roundhay School, Old Park Rd, Leeds, LS8 1ND
No
Royds Academy
Pennington Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8EX
No
South Craven School
Holme Lane, Cross Hills, Keighley, BD20 7RL
No
Spen Valley High School
Roberttown Lane, Liversedge, WF15 7LX
No
St Francis Xavier School
Darlington Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7DA
No
Stokesley School
Station Road, Stokesley, TS9 5AL
No
Temple Learning Academy
Neville Road, Leeds, LS15 0NN
No
Temple Moor High School
Field End Grove, Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 0PT
No
The Wensleydale School & Sixth Form
Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5HY
No
Thirsk School & Sixth Form College
Topcliffe Road, Thirsk, YO7 1RZ
No
University of Leeds
School of Education, Hillary Place, Leeds, LS2 9JT
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in Art and Design or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

Through our selection process we look for people who are:

  • Passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of young people
  • Independent, resilient and adaptable
  • Friendly and approachable, with the ability to engage young people
  • Enthusiastic about their subject and are continuing to develop their subject knowledge
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Organised and have excellent time management skills
  • Reflective and strive to improve their own practice
  • Confident in spoken and written English to a high standard
  • Professional and have made a considered and informed decision to train to teach

Other requirements

Experience of being in a school and/or working with young people is not essential, however, it will be beneficial during the application process. You can contact us to arrange experience within a school.

Admission is dependent upon satisfactory medical examination conducted by Red Kite’s preferred supplier.

Candidates who are offered a place on the course are required to complete a declaration regarding any criminal convictions.

Candidates are required to obtain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding their suitability for work involving children. Successful candidates will have these checks conducted at the expense of Red Kite.

Fees and financial support

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

Trainees are responsible for their own travel costs throughout the course.

Financial support from the training provider

Many Trainees apply for student finance in order to pay their fees with a Tuition Fee Loan and have access to Maintenance Loan. Additional financial support may be available if you’re a parent or have a disability.

Red Kite offers a monthly payment schedule for those planning to self-finance. For full time courses, this is £1,250 in October followed by 8 further monthly instalments of £1,000. For part time courses, for each year, an initial payment of £700 in October is due followed by 8 monthly instalments of £600.

About the training provider

By becoming part of the Red Kite family, you’ll be choosing some of the highest quality training around and giving yourself the strongest possible chance of landing your dream teaching job.

Our collective mission is to train evidence-informed, professional and inclusive teachers who can lead learning in today’s rich and varied educational landscape.

Whether you apply for school-centred training (SCITT) or School Direct with Red Kite, you’ll follow a bespoke programme that’s designed nationally but delivered locally. You’ll spend over 24 weeks in your placement schools, meaning you’ll get to properly immerse yourself in school life with both pupils and colleagues.

Our training network consists of primary, secondary and special schools spread across West and North Yorkshire, meaning there will always be a location and school type that fits with your own personal characteristics and circumstances.

The Red Kite approach is geared towards providing each of our trainees with the help and guidance they need at each stage of their journey into teaching, with a dedicated support structure in place from day one which includes experienced mentors and a dedicated Early Career Leader. Our courses are designed to give you the skills and experience most sought after by employers – evidenced by the number of trainees securing a teaching post.

All of our courses lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE (worth 60 masters credits) awarded by the prestigious School of Education at the University of Leeds.

Interview process

Interviews are conducted on MS Teams by representatives from Red Kite Teacher Training and senior leaders from partnership schools.

A plan for a pupil activity and a workload prioritisation activity will need to be prepared for the interview.

You will be given the opportunity to meet current trainees, course leaders and be offered a school experience day before or after your interview.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

At Red Kite we believe the teachers we train are important role models – both in their schools and in the wider community – and that they should reflect the diversity around them and help create a culture that promotes and celebrates inclusion in all its forms.

In response to this, we have built up a network of ‘Diversity Champions’, whose role it is to promote conscious inclusion and ensure that every one of our trainees, whatever their personal circumstances, feel welcomed, supported and valued.

Over years we have worked with a number of individual trainees to tackle specific barriers they have faced, including:

  • Working with a trainee with mobility issues to ensure their placement schools were able to arrange accessible parking, ground floor classrooms, bespoke pupil seating plans and a timetable that allowed them sufficient time to reach other areas of the school if required.
  • Supporting trainees with autism to clarify expectations with their schools and oversee any necessary modifications to classroom layouts, lighting and sounds.
  • Making course adjustments for trainees with dyslexia, such as sending PowerPoint presentations in advance of the training and working with them to develop strategies to help turn any particular perceived weaknesses such as spelling and short-term memory into a strength.
  • Ensuring that all trainees learn about adult mental health awareness as part of their course.

Our commitment to diversity in all its forms is evidenced by the fact that 15% of our trainees report having some form of disability.

Contact this training provider

Email
TeacherTraining@redkitealliance.co.uk
Telephone
01423 535646
Website
https://redkiteteachertraining.co.uk/
Address
Harrogate Grammar School
Arthurs Avenue
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG2 0DZ

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (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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Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022