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.

Five Towns ITT Partnership Geography (35NS)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Leeds Beckett University
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
http://www.fivetownsittpartnership.com

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

We work in partnership with Leeds Beckett University to ensure you have the correct balance of in-school experience and academic support required to achieve a PGCE and QTS. Your academic and subject knowledge content will be delivered through training in the university and our partner schools. You will have two placements in two contrasting schools across the alliance. The course runs from September to June.

School placements

The majority of our secondary schools are 11 - 16 with some 11 - 18. We also have links to a local 6th form college and often arrange full or partial placements there. Trainees are placed in the schools which have capacity to offer an experienced mentor and a range of suitable classes across key stages. We take note of candidates’ transport needs and, where possible, seek to place them in schools which are conveniently located based upon their individual circumstances. All trainees will have a minimum of two placement schools with a lead school which trainees return to in the summer term. We provide a Link Tutor as an additional point of contact from the partnership. Your Link Tutor will visit you during each placement and assess your progress along with your mentor.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in Geography 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 will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious and committed individuals with a passion for their subject and a desire to share their enthusiasm and inspire young people. If you have these qualities coupled with a relentless focus on securing the best outcomes for young people, we would encourage you to apply to train with us.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

We work closely with the teams at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Huddersfield to offer primary and secondary training places across the Wakefield area. Both of the universities have successfully produced highly skilled teachers for many years. Together with their academic team and our partnership schools, we have successfully developed the Five Towns ITT Partnership. We offer placements with a large number of primary and secondary schools to ensure you gain practical school experiences and academic knowledge throughout the course to equip you with the most relevant and up to date skills for a career in teaching.

We are a small alliance so we know each of our trainees’ individual needs and can ensure placements accommodate any family commitments and additional needs.

We offer primary 5 - 11 in partnership with Leeds Beckett University a wide range of secondary courses 11-16 (with Leeds Beckett) and 11-18 ( with Huddersfield).

Interview process

Your interview will take place at Castleford Academy or, in some instances, at one of our partner schools. You will be asked to plan a short teaching episode for a small group of Key Stage 3 students on a topic relating to your subject. You will also have formal interview which addresses wider educational issues. The whole process will take approximately two hours.

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 for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

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 ensure candidates with disabilities and other needs are aware of the support they can access through the universities so that they have the right support in place. We also look to place candidates in schools which are best suited to their specific needs.

Contact this training provider

Email
enquiries@fivetownsittpartnership.com
Telephone
01977605060
Website
http://www.fivetownsittpartnership.com
Address
Castleford Academy
Ferrybridge Road
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 4JQ

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