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PGCE with QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
University of Brighton
Financial support
Salary
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 18
Course length
Other
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
June 2023
Website
https://www.oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk/

Contents

Course summary

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes are a nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching. It is an alternative to a traditional full-time university course, offering a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees, and the opportunity to earn while you learn.

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are available for prospective primary and secondary school teachers in England. You’ll be employed by a school while you learn on the job. If you’re currently working as an unqualified teacher or teaching assistant, it offers new opportunities for career progression, plus higher earning capacity, recognition, and status. You’ll receive a combination of classroom teaching and off-the-job training as you to work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes combine paid work with on and off-the-job training. The design of the programme has been led by a group of experienced schools and teachers, specifically for apprentices apprentices will split their time between school and university study. You’ll receive practical, school-led training alongside experienced staff, and spend at least 20% of your time off-timetable to learn the pedagogy of teaching in addition to working towards QTS on successful completion of the course, apprentices will also complete an end point assessment (EPA) after the summer to consolidate learning from initial teacher training

School placements

On the Apprenticeship salaried route, you have applied to train at and be employed by a specific school and, following interview, will have been offered and accepted a place at that school.

You will start at your school in early September and will have a few days of induction to settle you in. You’ll stay at this school until February half term and will be on site most of the week; on some weeks you may have additional training blocks at university. You’ll be very much part of the school and the more you join in, the more you’ll get out.

After February half term, you will move to another school for your short second placement which lasts for most of the second half of the spring term. This second placement is sorted by the Lead school late in the Christmas term and under the directive given by the ITT criteria, must provide a contrasting experience to your host school. As with all second placements, you must expect up to 40 minutes travel. If you have a child in a school in the partnership, you wouldn’t be placed there, so please make this known early on.

You will return to your host school for the last week of the Spring term and the whole of the summer term when your training year will finish. You would expect to be awarded QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) towards the mid/end of June.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Ifield Community College
Crawley Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0DB
Yes
Oriel High School
Oriel High School, Maidenbower, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 7XW
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Please refer to University of Brighton website for up to date information on accepted providers and qualifications - (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/studying-here/applying-tobrighton/undergraduate/entry-requirements/gcse-equivalence-tests/index.aspx)

Other requirements

All firm offer holders will be required to complete a satisfactory Suitability Declaration, DBS and Overseas Police check plus Occupational Health Questionnaire.2

Applicants must be a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area, or been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous three years on the first day of the apprenticeship start date (June 2022) or have some other residency eligibility status – See Annex A – apprenticeship Funding Rules.

Salary

Your pay will be in line with the unqualified teacher pay scale, your relevant experience will determine your starting point on this scale. It will be in the region of £17,000.

The course fees will be paid for by your school.

Note that the bursaries available for shortage subjects make the tuition route an equally viable option for some.

With Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes, you won’t need to pay any tuition fees. You’ll be employed by a school, and salaries will differ between employers. Please check with your chosen training providers before you apply.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Do you aspire to be an outstanding teacher? Do you want the opportunity to train alongside exceptional teachers in successful and innovative schools?
The Oriel High School ITT Partnership is seeking to appoint highly motivated and qualified graduates with a passion for their subject, who are committed to training to teach in the classroom through the school based training route, School Direct. School Direct training places are available in the following partner schools

  • Oriel High School
  • The Forest School
  • The Holy Trinity Church of England School
  • Ifield Community College
  • Oakwood School
  • Oathall Community College

Our programmes offer:

  • The chance to train alongside, and work in partnership with experienced and innovative current practitioners.
  • A dedicated school based mentor who, alongside other teachers based in your chosen school and tutors at the University of Brighton, will provide targeted feedback and guidance throughout the programme.
  • The opportunity to train with like-minded individuals who demonstrate the same enthusiasm and motivation for teaching and can provide peer support and professional dialogue.
  • Both subject specific training and wider school professional development as part of the School Direct Professional studies programme. This programme combines school based learning with training delivered by the University of Brighton.
  • The opportunity at the end of the programme for successful students to continue their professional journey within the best schools in West Sussex.

About the accredited body

University of Brighton:

The University of Brighton is one of the UK’s largest providers of education and teacher training. It has a long-established reputation for high quality courses and has been educating teachers and other professionals for over 100 years. The University of Brighton ITE Partnership was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2018 for early years, primary and secondary initial teacher training.

Interview process

If you have applied for a Teaching Apprenticsehip place with us, you need to expect two interview stages - the first with the university, the second with the school offering the place.

The university interview will be with staff from the School of Education and the department of your subject. They will also want to check your documentation to ensure you are eligible and compliant, so it’s worth looking for the originals of GCSE, degree and marriage certificates before that interview. If you haven’t got them, or haven’t yet finished your degree, you will be given time to order copies and showing then to the university will become part of any conditional offer you might be made. Copies can take up to six weeks and there is a charge, so factor that in to your planning. If successful at the university stage, you will then be invited to a school-based interview which will take two to three hours. You will be expected to:

  • teach a short part of a lesson on a specific topic; you’ll be given information as to the numbers in the group, their ability and the point they are at in that topic.
  • give a short presentation to the interview panel – this is likely to consist of senior subject and leadership staff, possibly the Headteacher
  • complete a written task

If you are unsuccessful at the university stage, it is unlikely that the school will proceed any further with your application.

International candidates

To apply for this teaching apprenticeship course, you’ll need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the start of the course.

EEA nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme who have lived continuously in the EEA, Switzerland, Gibraltar, or the UK for at least the previous 3 years will also be eligible.

You’ll also need the right to work 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 work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

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)

Contact this training provider

Email
heveritt@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk
Telephone
01293 880350
Website
https://www.oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk/
Address
Matthews Drive
Maidenbower
Crawley
W Sussex
RH10 7XW

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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