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Buckingham Partnership DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - PART TIME (3DR9)

QTS part time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.bpscitt.uk

Contents

About the course

Our training is based at our premises at The Royal Latin School in Buckingham.

Our trainees attend bespoke training every Wednesday. During the rest of the week the trainees are based at their placement school.

We have over 60 partnership schools within our Partnership in Buckingham shire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. We work with a variety of Independent, Grammar, Comprehensive and special needs schools.

School placements

We work closely with 60 partnership schools within the Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire area.

Our trainees are based at their main placement school from September - June. They do a second placement from January - February half term at a contrasting school. Both placements are arranged by the partnership in collaboration with the Trainees

We attempt to ensure that we match a trainee to a school within 45min of their home address.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or above

Undergraduate degree

Successfully passed the skills tests by July 2019

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

Trainees are based in school from day one, learning alongside their Mentor in the classroom. Professional Studies training takes place weekly throughout the year at our dedicated SCITT training centre in the heart of the Royal Latin School.

Sessions are delivered by an expert range of speakers every Wednesday and Thursday in the first half term, followed by every Wednesday for the remainder of the course.

Sessions include: Behaviour management, lesson planning, safeguarding, time management and legal obligations of the teacher. We also offer bespoke SEN training, planned in collaboration with National and Local experts.​

Trainees have daily support from their Mentor, in addition, the Professional Tutor in school oversees their training needs and wider pastoral support. Every trainee is allocated a Quality Assurance Tutor who will visit them termly to monitor progress and ensure support is consistent and of the highest quality.

Interview process

On receipt and review of applications, we contact the applicant within two working days and offer an interview within 1 week. Further information on interviews is sent to the applicants on offer of interview. Interviewees are required to complete a short unplanned task, prepare a lesson plan and attend a formal interview.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We work closely with all students that have both physical and mental health disabilities. A team of expert welfare specialists work along side us to support our trainees.

All trainees have direct access to the welfare specialists in addition to the support we offer within the Buckingham Partnership office.

We have had trainees with various disabilities and or specialist needs in the past and we pride ourselves in always working closely with them to be able to offer the best possible service.

Contact this training provider

Email
olewis@royallatin.org
Telephone
01280 852040
Website
http://www.bpscitt.uk
Address
The Buckingham Partnership
Units A and B - Bourton Business Park
Bourton Road
Buckingham
MK18 7DS

Support and advice

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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).

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