Academies Enterprise Trust: South East English (3CBN)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Southampton
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/initial-teacher-training

Contents

About the course

School Direct (Tuition Fee) is a school-led route into teaching at both primary and secondary stages. On this route you will join other student teachers on one of the PGCE programmes at the University of Southampton while undertaking your teaching experience in a participating school. The UCAS application will go to the relevant school.

School placements

You will spend the majority of time in your main placement school but will also be required to carry out a 2nd placement at another school which is usually for a period of 6 weeks.

Your 2nd placement will provide you with an excellent opportunity to compare and contrast different approaches to all aspects of teaching.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Degree Qualification

A first degree at classification 2:2 or above. A first degree comprises 300 HE credits of which 60 must be at Level 6 of QCF. If your degree is from a non-UK university you will need to approach NARIC to gain an equivalence certificate.

GCSE Qualifications

GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 in English and Maths

Personal qualities

We are looking for inspiring, knowledgeable and ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their school phase and/or subject specialism and have a desire to share this and make a real difference to young people’s lives and futures.

Other requirements

  • Satisfactory clearance fro​m the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,150.

Financial support from the training provider

Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government which you repay gradually through small monthly repayments.

About the training provider

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the largest academy trust in the country with a national network of over 60 academies across England.

In joining the Trust in your training year you will have the opportunity to make a transformational impact in communities you work within.

Whatever your area of expertise, if you have the right skills and outlook, AET is an excellent place to develop your career.

To make your next move a career-defining opportunity choose to train with us.

Interview process

Candidates whose application form shows that they meet our short-listing criteria will be invited to an Interview Day.

The selection process will usually involve:

  • A classroom-based task
  • Time with staff/departments
  • A formal interview
  • A written task

We recommend that you aim to gain some experience in a classroom prior to interview.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities and other needs, so please let us and the accrediting provider know if you would like us to make any adjustments to support you during the application, interview process and throughout your programme.

Contact this training provider

Email
recruitment@academiesenterprisetrust.org
Telephone
02039475689
Website
https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/initial-teacher-training
Address
Academies Enterprise Trust
3rd Floor, 183 Eversholt Street
London
London
NW1 1BU

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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