Music with Carlisle School Direct Accredited provider: University of Cumbria

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://trinity.cumbria.sch.uk/schooldirect/

About the course

Our Secondary PGCE with QTS programme is run in partnership with the University of Cumbria. We believe in providing you with a rich and broad experience of school contexts. This allows you to observe, practice and reflect on a variety of contrasting practice. As well as our school-led training (spread over two placements at schools in our alliance), you will undertake two 30-credit masters level modules to gain your PGCE. These modules are practically focused and designed to allow you to focus on your priorities and interests as you develop your teaching skills. You will complete three written assignments, one of which will be formative to support your academic development. The modules are taught by our University of Cumbria colleagues who work very closely with our programme. As a result you will be well equipped to move forward into your early teaching career.

Interview process

The interviews are usually held at Trinity School, and are led by members of our programme team and school staff from across the alliance.

Typically, there will be one morning or afternoon process, involving a written task, a "mini-teach", and a formal interview.

How school placements work

We are a large alliance of local schools, offering both assessed placements and school-led training. All schools have a trained subject mentor who will be responsible for supporting your development. You will spend most of your time with a pattern of four days per week in your placement schools and one day per week in collaborative training experiences.

You will be expected to travel to school placements and school-led training days which run in a range of our secondary schools. As a result you access a range of different and contrasting schools across the year.

The assessed aspects of our programme provide you with Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, and sometimes Key Stage 5 teaching experience. You will complete two assessed placements; the first from September to December, the second from January to June.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

•A degree or recognised equivalent qualification depending on your chosen specialism, is required. All successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 July 2019.

•GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics or recognised equivalent qualifications. Applicants must have met this requirement by July 2019.

•Successful completion of the QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy by 31 July 2019.

Personal qualities

We are looking for individuals with drive, passion, resilience and commitment to develop into a great teacher.

Other requirements

All applicants are subject to appropriate DBS clearance in line with entry to Teacher Training Programmes in partnership with the University of Cumbria.

About the training provider

The Carlisle School Direct alliance provide 'hands on' training for both Primary and Secondary student teachers. The schools forming Carlisle School Direct have come together to support our trainees with the knowledge and skills essential to develop the future learning and achievement of young people across Carlisle and the surrounding areas.

Built around a close partnership between an alliance of leading schools, Carlisle School Direct offers an exciting way to 'learn to teach by teaching' that covers every classroom situation: from small rural schools to the area's largest. Our programme offers Masters level credits as part of the PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will receive excellent school-based practice and academic input to support your journey.

Developed in close association with the University of Cumbria, one of the largest providers of Teacher training in the country and Carlisle's Trinity School, the alliance provides a real insight into the reality of the profession. We take pride in our personal approach and offer an exciting programme which allows you to grow your teacher identity.

We have consistently achieved 'good' or better outcomes for our student teachers with a high percentage gaining employment locally: over 90% of our Primary and Secondary trainees secured employment in 2018.

Training with disabilities and other needs

All our students have access to the University of Cumbria's support systems as well as that offered within our own alliance of schools. As a distance learner you can access support online or our location in allows easy on campus access too.

Contact details

Email
dme@trinity.cumbria.sch.uk
Telephone
01228 516051 ext320
Website
http://trinity.cumbria.sch.uk/schooldirect/
Address
Strand Road
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA1 1JB

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 136
  • Training programme code: 2FRC

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Main Site Strand Road, Carlisle CA1 1JB

Advice and support

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