The Augustine Partnership English (3BML)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
South Birmingham SCITT
Financial support
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.

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.southbirminghamscitt.org.uk

Contents

About the course

Please visit our website at (https://www.southbirminghamscitt.org.uk) for further information and a map of our whole partnership

  • Full time; September to July
  • 1 day in Professional Studies training (South Birmingham SCITT site - Our training suite is located at The Sixth Form College, Solihull – 5 minutes from the centre of Solihull and 20 minutes from Birmingham City Centre
  • 4 days a week in school placement working with your assigned Daily Trainer and Lead Trainer
  • Placement schools allocated primarily upon the location of trainee
  • Professional Studies includes research and reflective practice, routines & behaviour, teaching & learning strategies, meeting all children’s needs, the importance of assessment, understanding of the wider educational context
  • subject specific pedagogy days - (Secondary held at Birmingham City University Campus on Mondays, Primary held at South Birmingham SCITT site)
  • Trainees become reflective practitioners with specific targets to move their practice forwards
  • Weekly reflection of teaching practice collates evidence and will culminate in a final assessment against the Teachers Standards to be awarded Qualified Teachers Status (QTS)
  • 3 research assignments (3000 words each - Nov, Feb and May submission)
  • 60 Level 7 Credits towards a Masters in Teaching and Learning
  • Ongoing early career development. Birmingham City University offer the opportunity to continue and complete your full Masters in subsequent years
  • One-to-one support in securing your teaching career
  • Expert support via School Based Trainers, Professional Tutors, Subject Tutors, Ex-Trainees and BCU Tutors – and cohort peers!

Our programmes are all the same whether they are through our SCITT or our School Direct Partners. South Birmingham SCITT Colmore Partnership Training School Alliance Summit Learning Trust The Augustine Partnership

School placements

School placements are based on two factors. The first is the home address of the trainee. We want to ensure that your travel time is accessible and not too time constraining. The second is the availability of a Partnership school in your location. We always limit travel time to no more than 1 hour from home. We will let you know your placement as soon as possible. We have a map of all our Primary and Secondary schools on our website

The majority of our trainees will complete a short placement in the Autumn term and will then be placed in their main school for the Spring and Summer Terms. We need to ensure that the short placement will give you a contrasting experience - this may mean different size, socio-economic catchment, faith/non-faith for example. This will mean a slightly different journey for you, but we will always ensure that it is accessible, for example if you don’t drive.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm
  • Dedication
  • Sense of humour
  • Passion
  • Resilience
  • Organisation
  • Patience
  • Professionalism
  • Reflective practice

Check out our website – www.southbirminghamscitt.org.uk

Other requirements

If you studied outside of the UK, you will need to visit ENIC (https://www.enic.org.uk/) as a certificate of proof for equivalence will need to be obtained.

We do not expect you to have school experience upon application. But if you would like to gain some please get in touch and we will arrange this for you.

A condition of your offer will be the successful completion of all Safeguarding procedures. You will be asked to complete an Occupational Health Questionnaire

Fees and financial support

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

£9250 tuition fee – you may be eligible for a student loan Subject dependent training bursaries may be available

About the training provider

The Augustine Partnership is committed to achieving personal and academic excellence for all students. Through the partnership we aim to develop and support future teachers in becoming the next generation of outstanding practitioners. We aim to provide new teachers with the opportunity to learn, develop and practise the skills needed to be successful in a highly supportive environment. The students’ wellbeing and achievement is at the centre and drives all that we do.

Under the School Direct programme we work in partnership with The South Birmingham SCITT and are proud to be working together to provide an innovative and creative route into teaching.

  • Primary and Secondary Teacher Training
  • School–Led (SCITT and School Direct)
  • Learn from real teachers in real classrooms
  • 100% employment rates
  • Bespoke programme offering high levels of support enabling you to reach your full potential
  • Qualified Teacher Status and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (MA Level7 x 60)
  • 1 day in training, 4 days in placement
  • 50+ exciting and innovative schools in Birmingham and surrounding areas
  • Strategic partners of a number of Teaching Schools securing individuals’ early career entry and opportunities into leadership
  • 18 years’ experience training teachers
  • Recognised locally and nationally for strong provision
  • The West Midlands provider of Future Scholars and Researchers in Schools Programmes
  • Highly skilled practitioners to ensure high quality learning for the trainee
  • NQTs consistently rate us in the top 10 providers via the Good Teacher Training Guide

Interview process

Apply through ‘Apply’ (https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training)

Interview day

  • 5 minute presentation about yourself
  • Formal panel interview
  • Talk through a pre-prepared 20 minute learning activity showing the intended impact on students
  • Group discussion activity
  • Subject Knowledge Baseline (to enable us to identify any specific gaps in knowledge)
  • Literacy and Numeracy assessments (to inform us of support needed to ensure fundamental skills are in place)
  • Written reflection on the learning activity

You will have the opportunity to meet School Direct Leads, the SCITT Course Manager / Director and colleagues from the partnership. We will inform you of our decision within 48 hours Check out our website – (https://www.southbirminghamscitt.org.uk)

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

A condition of your offer will be the successful completion of an Occupational Health Check to satisfy the requirements for Fitness to Teach. We endeavour to meet the needs of trainees with disabilities and you are welcome to discuss any needs or disabilities with us at any time during the application process. If you are disabled or have a specific learning difficulty, all reasonable adjustments will be made.

Contact this training provider

Email
carol.lewis@southbirminghamscitt.org.uk
Telephone
01217042581
Website
http://www.southbirminghamscitt.org.uk
Address
South Birmingham SCITT
Solihull Sixth Form College
Widney Manor Road
Solihull
B91 3WR

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (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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