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Academies Enterprise Trust: South East Biology (R437)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
University of Portsmouth
Financial support
Salary
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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/initial-teacher-training
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Course summary

A unique school-led programme, School Direct allows school to put their chosen candidates through a tailored teacher training course with us, which corresponds to the school’s teaching needs. The candidates may then be employed by the school once they’ve successfully completed the course.

If you’re a School Direct applicant, you’ll work closely with your school and train alongside our PGCE students. When you finish the course, you’ll leave with ‘Qualified Teacher Status’ and a PGCE too.

Your tuition fees will be the same as those for our 1-year PGCE courses, and you can discover the different ways of funding your studies here.

The course is open to recent undergraduates, applicant with previous experience of working in a school environment, and anyone looking to change career and enter teaching.

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

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

Your degree subject should be in Biology 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’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Salary

Your salary will be unqualified teachers pay scale point 1

There are no fees for this course.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Academies Enterprise Trust is one of the largest networks of schools in England with 57 schools in virtually every region of the country.

We believe that the achievement gap across our system is a provision gap and every child has an entitlement to an excellent education in every classroom, every day. We understand that getting it right in every classroom every day is hard, but it’s also the single most important thing that we do.

Our people are our single greatest resource and we want to make sure we are creating the optimum environment and conditions so that everyone in AET can do their very best work. We will only deliver on our promise of excellence for all of our children if we attract, develop and retain the very best talent in the country and surround them with exceptional development throughout their careers.

We want people on our team who are excited by scale and the prospect of having a deep and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of children. We also want people who are intellectually rigorous, stay curious, and generous enough to be committed to the messy challenge of collaboration.

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

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.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work 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 work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

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

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 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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