ATT Partnership Biology (2ZHB)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Bedfordshire
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.mildenhall.attrust.org.uk

Contents

About the course

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
Main Site
Bury Road, Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 7HT
Yes
Westbourne Academy
Marlow Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 5JN
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in the subject for which you are applying to teach, or a degree of which at least 50% is in that subject, is required for entry onto this programme.

A levels in the subject and/or related subjects are desirable

A standard equivalent to a grade 4 (or GCSE A* to C) in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics. The results of these could still be pending whilst an application is made.

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 2021 to 2022 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.

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
MCA
Bury Road
Mildenhall
Suffolk
IP28 7HT

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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