Creative Education Trust
English (Z974)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Warwick
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
https://www.creativeeducationtrust.org.uk

Contents

About the course

This course is supported by University of Warwick and prepares you to teach English to pupils aged 11 to 18. You should consider this course if you want to contribute to young people’s development by enabling them to acquire a knowledge base in English as well as the skills associated with practical aspects of the subject.

On a personal level, you will develop a professional understanding of current issues in education along with the ability to effectively communicate and reflect upon your teaching.

Our aim is to produce confident, imaginative and successful English teachers.

You will be taught and supported by highly experienced teams who have a national reputation for the quality of their training.

Interview process

Due to the current crisis the interview day has been moved to an on-line platform for the time being. We will update according if this is likely to change.

How school placements work

You will work within the Creative Education Trust at one of our secondary schools in Coventry, Northamptonshire or Milton Keynes.

The School Direct route offers trainees an extended Professional Practice placement in one main school, supplemented by an additional placement (half a term) in a contrasting school.

This ensures a varied and balanced experience of teaching in different settings, whilst allowing you to contribute significantly to the life of your main school.

We ensure you have access to the best and most inspiring, practising teachers and mentors. You will have opportunities to observe the best classroom practice and your individual needs will be met through mentoring.

Fees

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £20,055

Fees are for 2021/22 academic year and subject to change.

Books are recommended but there is no requirement to purchase specific texts and you have access to the University of Warwick library.

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Degree

Have graduated, or be about to graduate, from a UK Higher Educational Institute or equivalent, with a 2:2 (or above) honours degree. Preference is given to candidates with a 2:1 (or above) honours degree in a relevant subject.

We welcome applications from graduates with degrees in Drama, English (depending on modules/ experience), Performing Arts, Theatre or a related discipline.

GCSE

Hold at least Grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. Other qualifications may be approved as equivalent.

Further Information about Entry Requirements: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cte/start-teaching/entry-requirements#secondary

Personal qualities

Through your motivation, enthusiasm and passion for a subject, you can make a difference to students. Teaching is full of challenges and extraordinary rewards and the best teachers nurture creativity, discovery and character development in students.

About the training provider

Creative Education Trust is a network of 17 schools educating 13,500 children and young people. We are committed to providing excellent educational opportunities for children of all abilities and to building cultural capital through a wide range of co-curricular activities.

Curricular innovation through our Knowledge Connected programmes promotes creative, integrated and pro-active thinking so that our students are equipped for the challenges of the 21st century. This thinking is evident across our ITT model and we ensure that all staff are supported, developed and nurtured.

Creative Education Trust is committed to furthering your career and ensuring you have the best opportunities to grow and learn surrounded by supportive and experienced colleagues.

About the accredited body

Ofsted have rated us an “Outstanding” provider of teacher training. The University of Warwick has been training teachers for over 50 years and part of the Russell Group, whose members represent outstanding teaching and learning experience.

You will be taught using the most current technology enhanced learning tools and techniques. 86% of our trainees rate the course as good or outstanding.

Upon completing the PGCE course you gain 90 credits at masters level. This allows you to fast-track to a masters degree, quickly progressing your professional development.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Creative Education Trust is committed to supporting trainees with disabilities and other needs, so please let us know if you would like us to make any adjustments to support you during the application, interview process and throughout your programme.

Contact details

Email
ian.harding@creativeeducationtrust.org.uk
Telephone
07990037495
Website
https://www.creativeeducationtrust.org.uk
Address
Ash Green School
Ash Green Lane
Coventry
West Midlands
CV7 9AH

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Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Abbeyfield School
Mere Way, Northampton, NN4 8BU
Yes T
Ash Green School
Ash Green Lane, Coventry, CV7 9AH
Yes K
Wrenn School
London Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2DQ
Yes M

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