Academies Enterprise Trust: West Midlands
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PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Warwick
Financial support
Bursary or 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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates?authuser=0

Contents

About the course

We’ll provide you with the skills needed to forge a strong personal and professional identity, which you will continue to develop throughout your career.

Course aims:

  • Gain practical teaching experience in contrasting schools
  • Build your confidence and help you reflect on your professional practice
  • Become an authority on the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations
  • Learn to teach a specialist subject of your choosing
  • Learn to manage pupils’ behaviour and maintain a purposeful learning environment
  • Grow confident in the latest technologies and develop multimedia resources
  • Leave with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin your teaching career

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

How school placements work

The School Direct route offers trainees an extended Professional Practice placement in one main school (called a “Base School”), supplemented by an additional placement (half a term) in a contrasting school.

This ensures a varied and balanced experience of teaching in different settings, whilst allowing you to contribute significantly to the life of your Base School.

Fees

The course fees for 2020 to 2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,150
EU students £9,150

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.

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may 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.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2.2 degree or above
  • GCSE Level 4 (Grade C) or above in English and Maths

If you have a good A-Level in this subject, you may still be considered by completing a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) programme. Make sure you mention you would be willing to do this in your UCAS application.

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)

About the training provider

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is an education trust with a national network of 58 academies across England.

At AET, our mission is pure and simple: to enable our pupils to lead remarkable lives. This is the golden thread that binds us all together – the reason that despite our very different paths to AET, we are all part of one family.

We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It’s what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you’ll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we’re inspiring. Come inspire their remarkable with us.

We are looking for individuals who identify with our values which are:

Be unusually brave Discover what’s possible Push the limits Be big hearted

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

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

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

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 details

Email
recruitment@academiesenterprisetrust.org
Telephone
02039475689
Website
https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates?authuser=0
Address
Academies Enterprise Trust
3rd Floor, 183 Eversholt Street
London
London
NW1 1BU

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