National Online Teacher Training Chemistry (L188)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Yorkshire and Humber Teacher Training
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
14 to 19 - secondary
Course length
1 year - full time
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://nott.vidlearn.ac.uk/

Contents

Course summary

More time spent in the classroom With elements of the course delivered online there is no need for you to attend centre or university-led lectures. This means you can be based full time in your placement school to benefit from immersion in the school environment from the very start of your training.

Teacher Training Enhancement Programme (TTEP) The TTEP suite of online resources takes you through the Professional Studies 1 and Subject Studies that you need at the start of your teacher training. Professional Studies 2 builds on this to extend and improve your teaching. This is supported by our pedagogy sessions that are aligned with the Teachers’ Standards to provide coherent examples of best practice.

Access to your dedicated online support package This is a suite of online facilities that allows trainees’ progress on the ITT to be tracked. This includes tools for lesson observations, mentor meetings, evidence tracking, and checkpoint assessments against the Teachers’ Standards.

School-based mentor support You will have a dedicated school-based mentor who will help you to integrate into the school and offer support and advice during the training year. Dedicated support via NOTT tutor Your dedicated NOTT tutor will support you through your training and will work with you and your mentor to help you gain QTS.

School placements

Participants will be based at UTC Swindon for their main placement.

This is a 14-19 course, covering GCSE and A Level.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Applicants are required to have a degree in the subject they wish to teach. Alternatively an A Level in the subject of grade C or above combined with recent professional experience.

Your degree subject should be in chemistry 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.

Applicants are required to complete their GCSE equivalency tests prior to application. Please contact us for a list of approved test providers.

Personal qualities

We are looking for the best teachers for our children, so we want you to have a real desire to see them succeed. It is important that you are enthusiast about your subject - you will be teaching it for the foreseeable future, so you need to enjoy it! Finally, you need to be proactive, ready to put yourself out there to make a difference.

Other requirements

Applicants who do not have a degree in the subject they wish to teach will be required to undertake an SKE course covering GCSE and A Level content prior to starting the course. Applications need to be received in sufficient time to allow for this.

All applicants will be subject to and enhanced DBS check and a fitness to teach questionnaire carried hour by occupational health.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

Financial support from the training provider

In addition to the bursary (for eligible candidates) financial help is available via Student Finance England in the form of tuition fee and maintenance loans.

About the training provider

Welcome to the National Online Teacher Training (NOTT) Programme, a new online initiative to suit modern busy lifestyles that enables trainees to complete most of their teacher training through distance learning.

Train to teach one of the priority subjects of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Spanish, French, Computer Science, Geography or Religious Studies. Our courses lead to QTS via a two stage route into teaching. The unique approach of NOTT allows us to offer you support before and during your teacher training.

With elements of the course delivered online there is no need for you to attend centre or university-led lectures. This means you can be based full time in your placement school to benefit from immersion in the school environment from the very start of your training.

Interview process

At NOTT we believe that our children deserve the very best teachers and therefore our selection process is rigorous. It consists of four elements:

  • interview
  • taught session or lesson planning task
  • subject knowledge test
  • grammar & arithmetic test

These four elements combine to allow us to assess your potential to train to teach with NOTT. The interview allows us to get to know you as a person, your interests and rationale for applying. The taught session or lesson planning task enables you to show you natural flair and how you interact with children. The subject knowledge test is used to identify areas for work before you start, and the grammar and arithmetic tests ensure that all applicants have sound knowledge in these essential areas.

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

With elements of the course delivered online there is no need for you to attend centre or university-led lectures. This means you can be based full time in your placement school to benefit from immersion in the school environment from the very start of your training.

The TTEP suite of online resources takes you through the Professional Studies 1 and Subject Studies that you need at the start of your teacher training. Professional Studies 2 builds on this to extend and improve your teaching. This is supported by our pedagogy sessions that are aligned with the Teachers’ Standards to provide coherent examples of best practice.

Contact this training provider

Email
info@onlineitt.ac.uk
Telephone
0800 002 5282
Website
https://nott.vidlearn.ac.uk/
Address
c/o Sirius Academy West
296 Anlaby Park Road South
Hull
Kingston upon Hull
HU4 7JB

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

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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