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.

ATT Partnership Art and Design (2ZH9)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Bedfordshire
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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.mildenhall.attrust.org.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

This course involves spending 4 days a week in a placement school and one day a week at the University of Bedfordshire. Over the course of the training year you would gain experience in 2 placement schools. Full information regarding the academic study element and essay requirements can be found on the Initial Teacher Training section of the university website.

School placements

Placements will be allocated based on capacity but will also take into consideration the geographical location of trainees. Trainees will get the opportunity to teach from 11-18 at secondary and early years to year 6 at primary level.

In total there are 6 schools in our partnership but we also work with a number of other schools in the area to support initial teacher training.

Candidates will have 2 placements, one for the Autumn term and one in a different school for the Spring/Summer terms.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Iceni Academy
Stoke Road, Methwold, Norfolk, IP26 4PE
No
Main Site
The Hub, Sheldrick Way, Mildenhall, Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk, IP28 7JX
No
The Nicholas Hamond Academy
Brandon Road, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7DZ
No
Westbourne Academy
Marlow Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 5JN
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’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Candidates without a GCSE grade C/4 or higher, will be required to sit an equivalency test, provided by a third party

Personal qualities

Applicants should have gained some experience of working with children or in education. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a passion for their subject and in making a difference to the lives of the young people and communities we serve. Being a team player as well as being able to work on your own initiative is important and a good sense of humour is key!

Other requirements

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and all other safeguarding checks required at the time of application.

To have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0 if your first language is not English and you do not have GCSE grade C in English.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

We are a training partnership based in Suffolk consisting of primary and secondary schools belonging to the Academy Transformation Trust. We also have sixth form provision in some of our schools.

Training with us will involve working with a wide range of staff many with extensive mentoring experience. We are fully committed to helping motivated and passionate trainees enter the teaching profession.

Please note that you will complete your placement in two of our training locations.

About the accredited body

Aspirational partnership, inspirational teaching

Rated in the top 25% of ITT providers (DfE) in 2017/18, with outstanding employment rates

We are proud of our excellent reputation in training teachers, which spans over 100 years, and of our strong and effective partnership with over 250 schools across the region. This strong relationship is reinforced by working with a number of School partners in both the primary and secondary phases.

Our ITT Ofsted grades Grade 2 (Good) for our ITE provision Grade 1 (Outstanding) for the quality of leadership & management across the partnership for Secondary.

Fulfil your teaching aspirations with us.

Interview process

Interviews take place initially at the university where candidates will find out further information about the course and be interviewed by members of the partnership. In addition candidates will visit the lead school, Mildenhall College Academy, to meet key staff.

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

We take particular care to ensure that the individual needs of all students are met, and encourage all students to reach their potential in a supportive environment.

The University of Bedfordshire is an inclusive and empowering university. Those with specific needs should view disability access information on the University of Bedfordshire website for further details.

Contact this training provider

Email
carolyn.kerr@mca.attrust.org.uk
Telephone
01638714645
Website
http://www.mildenhall.attrust.org.uk
Address
Mildenhall Hub
Sheldrick Way
Mildenhall
Suffolk
IP28 7JX.

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.

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.

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