SAF Initial Teacher Training Business Studies (2XYL)

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.

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

Contents

About the course

Trainees on the SCITT route will will be working in a classroom with an experienced appointed mentor. You will have at least one meeting a week.

Trainees will spend most of their year based in a school for four days a week and then attend training on the fifth day. The training sessions will be led by expert practitioners, some of whom work in our excellent partner schools. They will support you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of teaching lessons effectively in a secondary school across all key stages, where applicable.

As part of the programme trainees will complete a contrasting school placement and attend focus days to enhance your expertise and understanding of SEND and other specialist areas of education.

A programme of continuous formative assessment of trainees’ subject knowledge and ability to teach, as recorded within the portfolio, culminates in a rigorous assessment of the Teachers’ Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as specified by the Department for Education (DfE). As an accredited provider, SAF ITT recommends trainees, on successful completion of their training programme for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Trainees will also be able to study for a PGCE alongside the QTS.

School placements

Trainees will have two school placements in addition to other placement visits during the programme and will be supported by mentors and the SAF ITT team. Trainees will also spend time in a special school.

Trainees will be allocated a school taking into account where they live and their individual needs. The school will be either 11-16 age range or 11 to 18.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Candidates are required to have:

  • GCSE or equivalent qualification, at Grade C/level 4 or above in English and mathematics.
  • A lower second class degree in the subject they wish to train to teach in or a degree in a related subject. We would also consider a third class degree for candidates who demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching.

All overseas qualifications should be verified by NARIC.

Personal qualities

SAF ITT, as the accredited provider, and its partners are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about working with students. The programme is challenging, and so we are looking for candidates with a wide range of skills, knowledge, experiences and an aptitude for teaching.

Other requirements

  • Declaration of any convictions declared on your UCAS application
  • An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required following an offer of a place
  • A satisfactory health questionnaire will be required follow an offer of a place
  • Satisfactory clearance for registration

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,000.

About the training provider

If you are considering teacher training on a one year course leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a PGCE, SAF ITT as part of Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF) may be the provider for you. We pride ourselves in being able to offer a personalised training programme with a journey that begins as soon as you contact us. We will guide you all the way, from ‘just thinking about teaching’, getting your first job, to offering you advice and guidance about your continuing career development.

We offer a variety of training programmes to suit individual needs. This includes the School Direct - salaried and tuition fee routes and the SCITT route. Contact us if you would like to focus your training on a specific subject or specific ages i.e. lower primary or general primary.

With us, you will be choosing a provider with a proven track record for producing outstanding teachers for schools within our partnership which covers Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes and beyond.

Trainee experiences are designed to meet individual needs from the start of the course, encouraging trainees to progress quickly and effectively into proficient teachers.

Our courses are highly effective in nurturing the talents of future generations of outstanding teachers. We believe in fostering reflective, self-assured trainees who are confident in questioning and rationalising their progress and ability as teachers.

Trainees will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment, and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for teaching.

Interview process

Candidates who meet the entry requirements will be invited to interview.

Due to the current restrictions regarding Covid-19, the interview will take place online via TEAMS and involve staff from SAF ITT.

Further information will be forwarded to candidates invited to interview to enable them to prepare for the interview.

Training with disabilities and other needs

SAF ITT is committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.

What do we mean by disability? The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

We have been successful in working with trainees who have either a physical or mental impairment to become effective classroom practitioners.

Contact details

Email
ITTAdministration@saf.org.uk
Telephone
01234 827145
Website
https://www.saf.org.uk/saf-itt/
Address
SAF ITT and Training, Harrold Primary Academy
The Green, Harrold
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK43 7DB

Support and advice

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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