Ambitions Teaching School
Primary (33JP)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited provider
University of Winchester
Financial support
Salary
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
4 December 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.ambitions-teachingschool.co.uk
Vacancies
No

About the course

The salaried Primary Course involves you being employed by the school where your main placement is. In addition to the training for the course, you would be expected to have additional responsibilities and accountability in the school, which tuition fee trainees wouldn't have.

You would then undertake a 6 week placement in the Spring Term in a contrasting school, in a different Key Stage.

Salaried positions are only available in certain placement schools, so please contact us to enquire about the Salaried vacancies we have and your suitability for these posts.

The course itself is structured around six modules - a combination of taught modules based at the University and placement modules based in schools or educational settings.

You will undertake studies in all elements of primary education; extend your knowledge of learning and teaching, of the breadth and scope of the curriculum and the professional skills associated with high-quality teaching. You will then apply these areas of understanding and skill to classroom practice throughout the year, including during two assessed placements in schools or educational settings.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a PGCE with recommendations for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The age range of the course in 5 - 11.

Anyone already in education will tell you that teaching is one of the toughest jobs out there. It's also one of the most rewarding. To make sure you’re a successful and confident teacher in the 21st-century, we have devised a vibrant programme informed by research and constantly reviewed to ensure students are equipped with the most up-to-date developments in primary education.

Our passion is to provide you with a university experience that immerses you in the theory and practice of teaching. You will love studying at our beautiful campus where your lecturers know you by name, helping you to develop the confidence you need to be an outstanding teacher and make a real difference in the world.

Interview process

If you already meet or are expected to meet our entry requirements, and have demonstrated your passion and commitment to teaching in your application, you will be invited to attend an interview.

The interview is your chance to demonstrate your potential to become a successful teacher. The interview day consists of a written task, a lesson to a class and an individual interview.

Further information about the format of the day will be sent to you via email in advance of the interview date.

The interview is also your chance to find out more about the University, the course and the schools that we use for placements.

How school placements work

Teaching placements are located in Bournemouth and Poole, within schools that are part of the Ambitions Teaching School Alliance.

Trainees stay in one school for the majority of the year apart from when they have a 6 week long placement in a contrasting school in the Spring Term.

As a salaried trainee, you would have additional responsibilities in your main placement school.

You will complete placements in both Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11). We aim to ensure your main placement is in your preferred Key Stage and that the 6 week placement is in the contrasting Key Stage, in a different school.

Salary

The salary is on the Unqualified Teachers scale. The exact scale point is determined by the placement school.

There are no further costs or fees to the trainee.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.

Requirements

Qualifications

The minimum requirements you will be expected to meet are as follows:

  • An honours degree, usually a 2:2 or above
  • GCSE English language, mathematics and science at grade C or 4 or above
  • Passes in the Department for Education (DfE) skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy.

Equivalencies to academic qualifications are considered on an individual basis, so if you hold qualifications from a number of years ago or from outside the UK, please contact us for confirmation of their suitability.

Personal qualities

We will look for evidence of a commitment to the teaching profession, an understanding of professional requirements, and an awareness of current educational issues in an application. Prior experience in a school is not required, however prospective students may find experience in a school useful for obtaining insights into the secondary education classroom. Experience in a school or similar setting may also provide reassurance to prospective students that teaching is the right choice for their career.

Other requirements

If you accept an offer of a place you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records check and Prohibition Order check. If you have spent time overseas in the last 5 years you may also be required to obtain criminal records checks from each of the countries you visited. You will also be required to complete an occupational health check to confirm that you are fit to teach. The University of Winchester will send you more information about when and how you need to complete each of these checks if you accept our offer.

Contact details

Email
sarah.simmons@queenspark-academy.co.uk
Telephone
01202 526079
Website
http://www.ambitions-teachingschool.co.uk
Address
c/o Queen's Park Academy
East Way
Bournemouth

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