Red Kite Teacher Training
Geography (2VXY)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Scholarship, 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
https://redkiteteachertraining.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

As a Geography teacher, you’ll inspire curiosity in our world and its future. During your course, you’ll understand how to teach students about the changing economic world; the Human Development Index; the Development Gap and the world’s distribution of income. We’ll explore and explain the world we live in, linking the human and physical world, and look at the role of fieldwork.

One of the key skills you’ll learn is how to encourage students to think and study like a geographer and how to apply their geographical knowledge. You’ll challenge them to discuss, analyse, evaluate and assess – all vital and transferable skills.

The course encourages dialogue with your students, showing them how to learn from their mistakes and take pride in their work, sharing learning goals to help them understand the standards they are striving to achieve. You’ll also learn how to closely monitor progress to ensure all students reach their full potential.

Interview process

Our interviews are held in Red Kite partnership schools. The interviews are conducted by representatives from Red Kite Teacher Training and the partnership school.

The interview will consist of the following:

  • Activity with pupils
  • Formal interview
  • Written English test – piece of writing to assess written fluency and spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Workload prioritisation activity
  • Opportunity to meet current trainees
  • Opportunity to meet course leaders and ask questions about the training

You will only be asked to attend one selection day and candidates are informed of the outcome within 48 hours.

How school placements work

When allocating main placements, we consider trainee preferences, transport and location.

Our school placements take place in 15 schools across Leeds, Harrogate and Skipton.

All trainees undertake two main placements. The first placement runs from the first day of the Autumn Term until December. The second placement, in a contrasting school environment, runs from January until late June.

Trainees will also take a selection of mini placements, which give trainees a unique opportunity to broaden their experience in a range of schools and contexts.

Fees

The course fees for 2020 – 2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

We are unable to sponsor Tier 2 visas.

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £17,000
  • a bursary of £15,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Geography or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out 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.

Financial support from the training provider

A bursary of £15,000 (£17,000 for a scholarship) is available for trainee Geography teachers with a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD.

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 if you’re a parent or have a disability.

Red Kite offers a monthly payment schedule for those planning to self-finance or for those paying their fees with a bursary.

Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants should be qualified to degree level, 2:2 or above (or in their final year of University with a predicated 2:2 or above).

Applicants should have a degree relevant to Geography.

All applicants are required to have a GCSE/O’level/iGCSE* at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English.

  • or international equivalent

Personal qualities

  • 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
  • Good organisational skills and excellent time management skills
  • Reflective and strive to improve their own practice
  • High standards of spoken and written English
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude
  • 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 school experience.

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.

About the training provider

Red Kite Teacher Training is a partnership of Primary, Secondary and Special schools based in Leeds, Harrogate, Skipton, and the surrounding areas.

Training to teach doesn’t have to be complicated, and training with Red Kite is designed to be simple.

Thanks to the partnerships we’ve made across the region, our trainees can choose where they train and which partnership of schools they train in, while still receiving our high-quality teacher training programme and all the benefits that come with it.

Whether you’re seeking school-centred training, a School Direct course or a Part-Time programme, we take care of the complicated details and give you the flexibility to choose how to make it work best for you.

Our courses lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommended by Red Kite and a PGCE (worth 60 masters credits) awarded by the University of Leeds. We are the only provider partnered with the University of Leeds, and all our Trainees have access to their student facilities and support, including sports facilities, accommodation services, learning resources and student support services.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Red Kite Teacher Training is committed to equal opportunities for staff, trainees and prospective Trainees in its admissions, in all aspects of teaching and assessment and in its provision of trainee services.

If you have a disability or special need please contact us at your earliest opportunity so we can discuss your requirements and ensure we allocate appropriate placement schools or make arrangements where necessary.

Every year we train a number of Trainees with special needs such as dyslexia and we have strategies in place to support these Trainees alongside a SEND and Wellness Lead who will offer additional support when required.

Contact details

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

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