Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training
Chemistry (33FK)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Scholarship, 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
http://ywtt.org.uk

Contents

About the course

Get the best start you can to your teaching career with Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training based at South Hunsley. Our outstanding (Ofsted 2019) programme gives trainees an immersive experience throughout the course. After an initial week of orientation and specialist training delivered by our Specialist Leaders in Education and external experts, trainees will spend four days per week observing, supporting and teaching classes in their host school while being supported and challenged by the best mentors and host teachers available. Our professional studies sessions each Friday are designed to give trainees a deep understanding of the essential elements of classroom practice which will underpin their development. YWTT offers a bespoke training package. Each trainee has a subject mentor who will support them as they grow in the classroom, holding weekly mentor meetings to discuss progress, challenges and further development needs. Mentors will support their trainees to set specific enquiry questions based on the feedback on their teaching, focussing reading specifically on their development needs. Each subject area has a Subject Leader who will work with their trainees and mentors to support their subject knowledge development. Trainees will complete a subject knowledge audit at the course start and then update it throughout the course. The trainees will come together for days when the subject leaders will deliver a range of tailored sessions specifically aimed at developing individual trainee’s subject knowledge. These may be delivered by external experts (e.g. RSC) or specialist teachers from within the YWTT Partnership. Each week our trainees will forward a learning journal to their YWTT tutor. The tutors hold tutorials frequently. These celebrate progress and support trainees with the challenges they may face. There are several review points during the training year with the final assessment taking place in the summer term. Review points can include a lesson observation by the Subject Leader and presentation of an Evidence Portfolio. Evidence Portfolios consist of a short presentation where the trainee considers the educational theory and research and how it has been used to maximise the progress of the learners in their focus group. Our trainees will also have opportunities to work with partner schools to deliver science days, volunteer as trip leaders, and undertake a wide range of other activities to support them in being more than just a teacher of chemistry. In 2018-19 all trainee’s final grades were at least good, with 75% outstanding.

Interview process

The Director of Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training and the appropriate Yorkshire Wolds Subject Lead conduct interviews often with a subject mentor from one of our partnership schools.

How school placements work

Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training works in partnership with a range of schools across the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull. Trainees are given the opportunity to place possible placement schools in order of preference, with all of the 2018-19 cohort of trainees being given their first preference school for one of their placements. Trainees have ten secondary and ten primary schools from which to make their preferences. The programme is designed to help trainees develop a deep understanding of the similarities and differences between schools having placements in three different schools; the initial orientation placement which occurs in the second week of the course, followed by a diversity and main placement which are longer in length. The course also includes diversity days at other educational institutions, allowing trainees to broaden their knowledge of the whole education system. All secondary trainees on the programme have the opportunity to experience the 16-18 phase on one of their placements.

Fees

The course fees for 2020 to 2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £28,000
  • a bursary of £26,000

With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £2,000 in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Chemistry or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

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

You may also 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

You will need at least a grade 4 / C grade (or equivalent) in GCSE Mathematics and English Language for secondary courses, with the addition of at least a grade 4 / C grade in a science subject at GCSE for primary courses. Equivalency testing is available if you do not hold these qualifications, or have overseas qualifications, but please contact us before applying if this applies to you. You should be a graduate (or about to graduate this year), with a first, 2:1 or 2:2 degree in a subject relevant to the one that you wish to teach

Personal qualities

In your application and throughout the selection process, we are looking for people with a genuine passion and enthusiasm for teaching and their subject. Individuals who wish to inspire the next generation, engender a love for learning and support the children in their care to make excellent progress academically and in other areas.

Other requirements

If your degree is not directly related to the subject you wish to teach, SKE courses are an excellent way to develop your subject knowledge prior to the start of the initial teacher training course. We actively encourage career changers to consider a career in teaching, so any other experience especially related to your subject or through working with young people is beneficial. Admission is dependent upon satisfactory medical assessment, assessing your capacity to train to teach. Candidates will be subject to appropriate pre-selection checks, which will include full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

About the training provider

Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training offers an exciting and innovative teacher training programme based in bespoke training facilities at South Hunsley School, an outstanding 11-18 school in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Yorkshire Wolds teacher training is privileged to work with a partnership of over twenty schools, giving trainees the opportunity to work with exceptional teachers in a variety of educational settings across the region. Our programme is designed to prepare trainees to become highly effective teachers, with a love of learning, who will continue to develop their skills throughout their career, through exposure to excellent practice, observation, mentoring, coaching, practice, reflection and sharing with peers. Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training offers a bespoke training package, where excellent practitioners from across the partnership support the development of our trainees through the professional studies and the school based aspects of the programme. Trainees receive a high level of support throughout the programme to help them develop effective teacher wellbeing strategies as well as application support and interview practice, which result in an excellent employment record. Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training works closely with Wolds Teaching School Alliance, ensuring our trainees gain the best possible start to their teaching career and access to continued professional development opportunities beyond the initial training year. Last year 100% of our trainees were graded good or better at the end of the training course, with almost 50% being graded outstanding. Please join us on our “Get into Teaching” days to find out more, see https://www.ywtt.org.uk for further details.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training is committed to delivering high quality teacher training that meets the diverse needs of its trainee population, ensuring that no individual or group is disadvantaged. All Yorkshire Wolds trainees are allocated a tutor who will work with each individual throughout the programme, celebrating progress, devising bespoke programmes to respond to individual needs and helping them overcome the challenges they may face.

Contact details

Email
sally.cooper@ywtt.org.uk
Telephone
01482 636720
Website
http://ywtt.org.uk
Address
The Education Alliance
Eastdale Road
Melton
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU14 3HS

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