Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training
English (33FN)

PGCE with QTS full time

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) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

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

Contents

About the course

If you are passionate about English. If your dream is to become an exemplary and inspirational secondary school English teacher, then our outstanding Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training programme is the course for you. Studying English at Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training gives you a fantastic start to your teaching career, offering you the wonderful opportunity to train in some of the best classrooms in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire and gain a PGCE awarded by the University of Sheffield Hallam. Our innovative programme blends evidence based research and educational theory with immersive practice in the classroom. English is a cornerstone of learning and has a unique place in the school curriculum as a key subject and a means of acquiring a wealth of essential life skills. English enables pupils to develop key skills, specialist knowledge and concepts in areas of relevance to their daily lives. As a teacher of English, you will be instrumental in opening up the timeless power of language to your pupils, encouraging them to be analytical, creative and imaginative. Here at YWTT, we provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which to study all aspects of this core and life changing subject. Our English Subject Lead, delivers effective, bespoke subject sessions throughout your training year. This training and development is rooted in effective class room practice and the latest robust educational research; it is a superb opportunity to explore effective pedagogical approaches and methodologies in English teaching, with a leading subject expert. Furthermore, you will be personally supported by an experienced and specially trained school based English mentor who will help you design and deliver effective, creative and challenging lessons based on substantive subject knowledge. Our English course is innovative, hands on and intellectually demanding; sessions typically cover:

  • Current developments in the teaching of English and its place as a core subject in the National Curriculum.
  • How to design and deliver a sequence of well-structured and engaging English lessons underpinned by robust evidence based research.
  • How to teach all aspects of English Language and Literature.
  • The consolidation and extension of your subject knowledge.
  • How to hone and develop your own teaching style through first-hand classroom experience, teaching all different types of learners English across the Key Stages.
  • The development of literacy and oracy within the English Curriculum.

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 – 2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £12,000 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 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
Address
The Education Alliance
Eastdale Road
Melton
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU14 3HS

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