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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.

The National Mathematics and Physics SCITT Engineers Teach Physics (R576)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as 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://nmapscitt.org.uk/

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

Engineers Teach Physics is a new one-year PGCE and QTS initial teacher course. It has been tailored to support trainees with a background in engineering and material science.

The course will focus on Physics subject knowledge that engineers and materials science graduates are not likely to have studied at undergraduate level.

The course will also utilise the fantastic practical experience and knowledge that engineers have, which can help to make Physics teaching come alive.

The National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (NMAPS), led by Wycombe High School, offers high quality specialist teacher training. School placements are in an extensive network of state and independent schools, clustered around each of our Regional Training Hubs.

You will benefit from a bespoke programme focused on your subject, with enhanced specialist subject knowledge and pedagogical training to ensure your career gets off to a flying start. Trainees will gain teaching experience with students aged 11-16 and sixth form.

Subject Knowledge and Professional Studies training is delivered by tutors who have been chosen because of the high quality of their own teaching practice and experience. These weekly sessions will be delivered in your local Hub School and will develop your subject specific pedagogical skills and theories of education. Trainees will be individually supported by a mentor from their placement school who they will meet weekly to discuss progress and offer support.

Our programme allows trainee teachers to develop an understanding of their pupils, the education system in England today and to experience first-hand collaboration between the state and independent sectors.

On successful completion of the training year, trainees are awarded QTS by NMAPS and a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) by The University of Buckingham, England’s oldest independent university and highly acclaimed by its students.

The programme also provides regular professional networking and social opportunities, based in English cities including London, throughout the PGCE training year and beyond. Links with key professional associations, including The Institute of Physics, The Mathematical Association and The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) will provide ongoing high quality professional development.

Your relationship with the NMAP SCITT does not end with gaining QTS and a PGCE; former trainees continue to benefit from a range of alumni events and career support.

School placements

We carefully match trainees to placement schools, taking into consideration location and individual trainee needs.

The majority of time will be spent in the main placement school, with a second placement in a contrasting school. Full time trainees will spend four days a week in school, supported by a subject mentor, who they will meet with every week; this will vary for part time trainees.

Subject Knowledge and Professional Studies training will take place on the fifth day in their local Hub Lead School.

Additional short placements will ensure that trainees gain exposure to the full range of English teaching organisations: state comprehensive and selective schools; independent, primary and special schools; and pupil referral units. Trainees will gain teaching experience across all key stages, including Sixth Form.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Bolton Hub
Bolton School, Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4PA
No
Chiltern Hub (High Wycombe)
Wycombe High School , Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1TB
No
Chiltern Hub (Oxford)
Headington School, Headington Road, Oxford, OX3 7TD
No
Dulwich Hub
Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London, SE21 7LD
No
Guildford Hub
Charterhouse School, Charterhouse Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2DX
No
Main Site
Marlow Rd, High Wycombe, HP11 1TB
No
North London Hub (Barnet)
Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School, High Street, Barnet, Herts, EN5 5RR
No
North London Hub (Camden)
Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, London, NW5 2DB
No
Oundle Hub
Oundle School, Church Street, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4EE
No
South Manchester Hub
Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, SK8 6EF
No
Warwick Hub
Warwick School/King’s High, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PR
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

An undergraduate engineering or material science degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent, is required to apply to this pilot course.

If your degree is not in engineering or a related subject, please apply to our Physics course.

Your degree subject should be in Engineers Teach Physics 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’ll 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 trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their subject with a desire to share that with young people of all abilities. Applicants should be confident and articulate communicators, who are keen to contribute to their subject team and the wider school community.

Previous school experience is not required, but applicants are advised to give details of all meaningful experience of working with young people. This may be school experience, but could also include any unpaid volunteering with, for example, a sports team, drama or youth club.

Other requirements

DBS Clearance and Occupational Health Check - all applicants will be required to undergo Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and Enhanced Disclosure checks and an on-line Occupational Health Check. If you have lived overseas in the last 10 years additional checks are likely to be required.

English Language proficiency requirements - applicants must demonstrate an excellent command of both written and spoken English.

Please visit our website for further details.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

The National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (NMAPS), led by Wycombe High School, offers high quality specialist teacher training.

Training is delivered via our growing network of Regional Training Hubs. Our current Hub Lead Schools are: Bolton School, Camden School for Girls/Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School - North London Hub, Charterhouse, Cheadle Hulme School, Dulwich College, Oundle School, Warwick School/King’s High Warwick and Wycombe High School/Headington School - Chiltern Hub.

Training is delivered by outstanding, practising, teachers of Mathematics and Physics, in this unique collaboration between the state and independent sectors, and in partnership with subject associations such as The Institute of Physics, The Mathematical Association and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).

Because we only offer training in Maths and Physics, you will benefit from a bespoke programme focused on your subject, with enhanced specialist subject knowledge and pedagogical training to ensure your career gets off to a flying start. NMAPS trainees learn ‘on the job’ from the very beginning and benefit immediately from the insight into what teaching involves. Trainees are supported to ‘find their feet’ before delivering classes; schools in the NMAPS network do not require trainees to deliver a lesson unsupported until they are ready so.

The NMAPS programme begins with a 3 day residential Induction Course at Headington School in Oxford in late August to prepare you for the year ahead.

Interview process

The NMAPS recruitment process is a rigorous and thorough process, normally lasting half a day and designed to match the best candidates appropriately to the places available.

The selection process will be led by NMAPS staff and, where possible, a subject knowledge expert from the school offering the main training place; it will comprise:

  • A 30-minute teaching activity to establish the applicant’s ability to engage and communicate with young people.
  • A 30-minute written subject knowledge task.
  • A 20-minute written communication task.
  • A 45-minute interview to determine the applicant’s aptitude for teaching in terms of intellectual and academic capabilities and the personal qualities, values and ethics needed to work in a school setting. The interview will also explore the applicant’s resilience, time-management and organisational skills; it will include a subject knowledge conversation, led by the relevant subject leader, to ascertain the applicant’s potential to meet the Teachers’ Standards by the end of their training.

If you are successful at interview, a conditional offer of a place will be made. Conditions will include: verification of your qualifications, a criminal record check (DBS) and an on-line occupational health assessment. Further conditions, such as Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) training may be discussed with you at interview as appropriate.

Interviews may take place in person or online.

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

The National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (NMAPS) is committed to equal opportunities and is able to support trainees with additional needs. We will work with trainees to arrange a suitable placement school that can accommodate their needs.

Contact this training provider

Email
enquiries@nmapscitt.org.uk
Telephone
01494 897330
Website
http://nmapscitt.org.uk/
Address
Marlow Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP11 1TB

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.

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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