Endeavour Learning SCITT Modern Languages (Spanish) (R44X)

PGCE with QTS full time

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
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://endeavourlearning.org/teacher-training

Contents

Course summary

The programme consists of school centred training from the beginning of September through to the end of June. Four days per week are spent in school observing, team planning and teaching, leading to solo teaching and one day per week is spent in a teaching and learning conference day which will usually be held at Tarleton Academy. The majority of the conferences will focus on planning for learning and teaching and provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding so that you are able to be a highly effective teacher. Other conferences will have an academic focus where you will work with staff from Liverpool John Moores University to develop Masters Level 7 work. Placements You will have 2 equal placements in two contrasting schools. In addition, there will be other opportunities which will include:

  • A primary school
  • A SEND school
  • A challenging school and Sixth Form experience

As you progress through the programme, your timetable and teaching load will be bespoke to your needs and determined by your confidence and competence on the programme. We recruit candidates who have the potential to be highly effective teachers by the end of their year training with us. Teacher training designed by our schools’ outstanding teachers and leaders will ensure a firm grounding in practical skills. Spending more of your training in the school environment, for some trainees, is proving to be the best grounding for a career in teaching. Our programme is designed to create the next generation of highly effective teachers who will help lead our schools to success. To find out more about the course structure or if you are simply interested in applying please contact scitt@endeavourlearning.org

School placements

You will have 2 equal placements in two contrasting schools. In addition, there will be other opportunities which will include:

  • A primary school
  • A SEND school
  • A challenging school and Sixth Form experience

As you progress through the programme, your timetable and teaching load will be bespoke to your needs and determined by your confidence and competence on the programme. We recruit candidates who have the potential to be highly effective teachers by the end of their year training with us. Teacher training designed by our schools’ outstanding teachers and leaders will ensure a firm grounding in practical skills. Spending more of your training in the school environment, for some trainees, is proving to be the best grounding for a career in teaching. Our programme is designed to create the next generation of highly effective teachers who will help lead our schools to success. To find out more about the course structure or if you are simply interested in applying please contact scitt@endeavourlearning.org

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Modern Languages (Spanish) 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.

Should a trainee need to complete equivalency tests in either subject we would expect this route to have been investigated and where possible completed by the start of the course.

Personal qualities

You will be expected to have well thought out ideas on why you wish to enter teaching and, in addition, to show an awareness of the work of the contemporary Secondary school. In addition, you will have a genuine passion for the subject that you want to teach and have thought about how you can best convey this passion to young people.

Other requirements

Before starting the training programme, all trainees will be required to undergo an enhanced criminal record check (DBS) check. All candidates will have to produce GCSE, A Level and Degree certificates in support of their application.

Fees and financial support

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

Financial support from the training provider

You may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans (https://www.gov.uk/teacher-training-funding)

Financial support if you are from outside of the UK (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/overseas-graduates)

About the training provider

Endeavour Learning SCITT was rated as an Outstanding provider by Ofsted (2015-2016). It is a group of North-West schools who are responsible for the design and delivery of a high quality Secondary School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme. The partnership of schools who contribute to this include Tarleton Academy, Burscough Priory Academy, Wellfield High School, Lostock Hall Academy, Penwortham Priory Academy and Lathom High School. In addition we work with All Saints CE Primary School, Hesketh with Becconsall, Churchtown Primary, Southport and New Horizons Alternative Provision. The Endeavour Learning SCITT ensures that we prepare trainees to become the very best teachers they can be. We provide inspiring and high-quality training in a range of schools.

The Endeavour Learning SCITT programme leads to qualified teacher status (QTS) and the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Education through Liverpool John Moores University. In addition, you will have access to:

  • A dedicated Professional Mentor and a dedicated Curriculum Mentor who will provide both personal and professional support;
  • A range of opportunities and experiences in schools – SEND, Secondary/Primary and Sixth Form/Early Years enhancements;
  • Extended placements in two schools from week 2;
  • Support with your growing subject knowledge development;
  • An NQT support programme, supporting your through your first year of teaching and beyond;
  • An induction programme starting in July and continuing in September;

We have achieved 100% good or outstanding outcomes in the past five years and every one of our trainees achieves the academic award along with QTS.

Interview process

If your application is successful we will call you for interview. All candidates will complete a written task. The ability to communicate clearly and grammatically in spoken and written Standard English will be explored throughout the written task and the whole interview process completed on the day.

All candidates will plan and deliver a 20-minute session in which a skill and subject concept should be taught to a small group of pupils, observed by some members of the interview panel. We will look at your personal characteristics including flexibility, independence and resilience and your interpersonal skills.

All candidates will be formally interviewed. Information collated from the written task, the taught session and the application form, including references will be utilised to support the interview. The interview panel will consist of a number of staff from across the SCITT Partnership along with a Subject Lead.

This will allow us to talk further and discuss your subject knowledge, reflection of any prior experience in a secondary school, your knowledge of issues linked to secondary education and your commitment to a career in teaching

You will be expected to provide an example of when you have demonstrated leadership and what you learned from this experience about yourself and your leadership style.

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

Every member of staff is treated as an individual and we try to accommodate every applicant that applies to train with us.

Contact this training provider

Email
scitt@endeavourlearning.org
Telephone
01772 812 644
Website
https://endeavourlearning.org/teacher-training
Address
Tarleton Academy
Hesketh Lane, Tarleton
Preston
Lancashire
PR4 6AQ

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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