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Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

North Essex Teacher Training (NETT) Design and Technology (3794)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Bursaries and 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
11 to 18
Course length
10 Months
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.nett.org.uk

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

NETT offers a full time, one year course leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Education (University of Suffolk) with qualified Teacher Status (QTS). There is an option to opt out of PGCE and take the QTS route only.

The rigorous and relevant school-based programme has been developed by a group of Headteachers in the Tendring area and includes significant school experience, block teaching practices, training and tutorials. The majority of training sessions are delivered at the NETT centre, using other partnership school venues as appropriate. School experience and teaching practices take place in two different schools within the local area.

The course covers the age ranges 11-16, 11-19 or 14-19, depending on the subject.

School placements

There are two school placements throughout the year to enable trainees to access a range of schools and courses. Visits to special schools and primary schools are also included.
Placement schools are in Colchester, Tendring and the surrounding area. NETT arranges placements in most cases although applicants can also do this.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in Design and Technology 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.

We accept equivalencies from: www.equivalencytesting.com and www.astarteachers.co.uk

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £8,900.

About the training provider

NETT are a small supportive ITT provider with excellent outcomes and an outstanding employment record. We offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, from the University of Suffolk, with QTS. The PGCE carries 60 Master’s credits. We offer courses at both primary and secondary level (11-16 years with post 16 enhancement).

Our full time course runs from September to June / July. All trainees have experience in two mainstream schools, covering at least two key stages. There is also the opportunity to train in a Special school and a 6th form college. Most schools are located in the North Essex area.

For more information, please contact a member of the course team on 01255 431949; email at teach@nett.co.uk; or visit our website www.nett.org.uk

Interview process

The interview will be with our programme leader and a subject leader or senior member of one of our partner schools. It will involve a presentation, interview, subject-based written task, general literacy task and numeracy task. You will be at the centre for approximately three hours.

Our decision to offer you a place is made based on recommendations from all members of the partnership involved in the interview process. You are selected on your merit, taking into account all elements of the selection process.

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

We can train candidates with varying needs. In the last year we have successfully trained people with dyslexia and mental health conditions. We have provided extra support and personalised their learning to ensure that they become confident teachers.

Contact this training provider

Email
angie.chapman@nett.org.uk
Telephone
01255 431 949
Website
http://www.nett.org.uk
Address
Tendring Education Centre
Jaywick Lane
Clacton on Sea
Essex
CO16 8BE

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.

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022