About the course
You will attend training at Leeds Trinity as well as receiving on the job training from teachers and leaders in each placement school. This training will stand you in good stead to be the teacher you've always wanted to be.
Assessment is based on written assignments and teaching performance.
Following qualification, you will most likely be offered an opportunity to teach in one of your placement schools and so begin the career of a lifetime!
You will be interviewed by a senior leader within a secondary school. The interview will be in 2 parts - a short teaching session with a group of children and a formal interview.
In addition, all candidates applying for initial teacher training (ITT) courses are required to have passed the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests before starting teacher training.
How school placements work
You will have 2 placements, 1 in St Bede's & St Joseph's Catholic College (Bradford) and 1 in Holy Family Catholic High School (Keighley). Stage 1 placements are in 1 school, with Stage 2 & 3 placements taking place in the alternative school.
Stage 1 begins in September and finishes in November. Stage 2 begins in December and runs through to May, incorporating Stage 3.
Full support will be given to you at each placement.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
You will not have to pay these fees upfront. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government.
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £22,000
- a bursary of £20,000
With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching (£7,500 in some areas of England).
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, 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.
English GCSE 'C' or above
Maths GCSE 'C' or above
3rd Class Degree or higher.
Training with the CSPTSA requires you to be:
- A people person
If your degree does not relate to the subject you have chosen, you will be required to take a SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement) course.
Whilst not a requirement, we look for our applicants to have shown commitment to teaching by having experience of working with children in a range of contexts.
About the training provider
We are The Catholic Schools Partnership of Bradford & Keighley, a Teaching School Alliance since 2014 – a passionate partnership of 20 Catholic schools committed to sharing talent, faith, experience, leadership and excellent teaching to improve achievement in schools across Bradford, Keighley and beyond.
We have a hugely successful Schools Direct Programme, working closely with Leeds Trinity University to provide high quality, authentic and bespoke training alongside teaching experience in a diverse range of Catholic schools across Bradford and Keighley.
We grow our own teachers to make a difference to the lives of children in our care.
"Training with the CSPTSA has allowed me to experience teaching in amazing schools containing brilliant children. The support I received was outstanding and continuous. Working in a Catholic School provides an extremely supportive network within a family. The support continues from the CSPTSA as an NQT through into an RQT development programme. The CSPTSA give me support and allow me to ask for training in areas I feel I require to improve my career." Julie McGovern - School Direct Trainee 2017
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are an inclusive partnership and welcome children and staff with a range of disabilities. If you would like to discuss your needs, please contact us directly.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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