Castle View Enterprise Teaching Alliance Modern Languages (Spanish) (3BM2)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Sunderland
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 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://www.castleviewenterpriseacademy.co.uk/

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About the course

The MFL (Spanish) course is a secondary tuition course. This means that you will pay a tuition fee for your course.

The training you receive will take place within school and the University of Sunderland. You will start the academic year at your school placement. You will usually spend one full day a week at the University of Sunderland, plus induction days and review weeks. You will be at the University for approximately 15 full days during the training year. You will be taught via lectures, seminars, tutorials, project work and group work. The University will provide you with your education assignments and evidence-based research. You will have the support of a University Mentor throughout your training year.

Work-based learning will be based in your school. You will have a subject mentor and a generic mentor at your school placement. Training sessions will be provided by your host school. You will have weekly mentor meetings to support your development as a teacher. Your mentor will also observe your lessons on a weekly basis and support your reflective practice.

Assessments will be a mix of written assignments, case studies and one to one assessments of your teaching practice.

Our School Direct programme requires you to complete a teaching placement in two of the schools within our alliance. You will complete the majority of your teaching practice in your lead school. You will also complete a shorter teaching practice (normally five weeks) in one of our partner schools. There will be the opportunity for trainees to visit other schools in the alliance for additional training opportunities including lesson observations and post-16 teaching experience.

This School Direct (Tuition) Post Graduate Certificate of Education degree awards you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which you need to teach in any state-maintained school in England and Wales.

School placements

Our School Direct programme requires you to complete a teaching placement in two of the schools within our alliance. You will complete the majority of your teaching practice in your lead school. You will also complete a shorter teaching practice (normally five weeks) in one of our partner schools.

Our partner schools are:

  • Belmont Community College
  • Durham School
  • King James I Academy
  • King’s Priory
  • Oxclose Community Academy
  • St Wilfrid’s RC College
  • Villa Real

Your school will be selected according to the requirements / requests of each alliance school for placements. You will be advised as part of the application process as to which schools have vacancies in your subject.

All schools within the alliance contribute to our School Direct training programme; hosting training days in their areas of expertise. As a result trainees will have the opportunity to visit a range of schools in our alliance.

All trainees will have the opportunity to teach Key Stage 5 at either their host school or on their shorter placement.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

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.

Other requirements

You must also have:

  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be completed with the University of Sunderland once you have been offered and accepted a place on the course.
    • A completed medical pro forma (based on DFEE Circular 8/92).

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

Castle View Enterprise Academy is an 11 to 16 Academy situated in North of Sunderland. We have an excellent reputation for teacher training and extensive experience of running and supporting successful ITT programmes including GTP, School Direct and PGCE placements for the University of Sunderland, Newcastle University and Durham University. Using this experience and expertise, we have worked with the University of Sunderland to develop our School Direct training programme for secondary School Direct trainee teachers.

Within our School Direct alliance are the following North East schools:

  • Belmont Community College (11-16, Durham)
  • Durham School (Independent 11-18, Durham)
  • King James I Academy (11-18, Bishop Auckland)
  • King’s Priory (11-18, North Tyneside)
  • Oxclose Community Academy (11-16, Washington)
  • St Wilfrid’s RC College (11-18, South Tyneside)
  • Villa Real (Special School, 2-19, Consett)

The training you receive will take place within school and the University of Sunderland. You will usually spend one full day a week at the University of Sunderland, plus induction days and review weeks. Work-based learning will be based in your school.

Our School Direct programme requires you to complete a teaching placement in two of the schools within our alliance. You will complete the majority of your teaching practice in your lead school. You will also complete a shorter teaching practice in one of our partner schools. There will be the opportunity for trainees to visit other schools in the alliance for additional training opportunities including lesson observations and post-16 teaching experience.

Interview process

You will be invited into the Academy. The process usually takes half a day during which you will:

  • have a tour of the Academy;
  • deliver a teaching episode to a KS3 class;
  • have the opportunity to discuss the programme with both Academy staff, staff from your placement school and staff from the University of Sunderland;
  • have the opportunity to meet the subject and generic mentors;
  • complete a short written task;
  • have an interview with the School Direct lead and a member of University staff.

As part of the application process, you must also have:

  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be completed with the University of Sunderland once you have been offered and accepted a place on the course.
    • A completed medical pro forma (based on DFEE Circular 8/92).

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 follow the University of Sunderland’s Diversity Statement: ‘We celebrate and value the diversity of all students and staff, working to ensure that all are welcome in our community and do not face discrimination or encounter barriers with regard to their disability.’

The University of Sunderland’s Disability Support Team provides advice, information and guidance to students with a disability; students with mental health conditions and students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia.

On application, please contact the Disability Support Team for disability-related queries:

Email: disability.support@sunderland.ac.uk Telephone: 01915152952

Contact this training provider

Email
allan.j@cvea.co.uk
Telephone
01915946330
Website
https://www.castleviewenterpriseacademy.co.uk/
Address
Castle View Enterprise Academy
Cartwright Road
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
SR5 3DX

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).

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