Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership (School Direct)
Modern Languages (Spanish) (J744)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership
Financial support
Scholarship, 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
11 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.learnalliance.org.uk/scitt

About the course

This course is specifically for the Researchers in Schools programme. Researchers in Schools is a national programme that offers a tailored route into teaching exclusively for those who have completed a doctorate. It is designed to ensure that trainees are well equipped to deploy their knowledge and skills for the benefit of pupils in non-selective state schools through its three aims: to increase and disseminate subject expertise, to promote education research and to champion university access. https://researchersinschools.org/

From the very start of your training, you will be part of the teaching team in your school. Your programme will include training days across a number of schools in the Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership, training in your own school, subject specialist days led by outstanding practitioners and personalised training.

Most of the training is delivered by practitioners in some of the best secondary schools in Hampshire. You will be assigned to one of the schools in our alliance for most of your training (your ‘home’ school) and you will have a second school placement, typically six weeks, which will give your opportunities to extend your practice in a different setting. We prepare our trainees to teach the 11-16 age range on our Secondary programme. All our partnership schools have comprehensive intakes and you will be working with young people of all abilities.

Staff from the University of Winchester will prepare you for the three academic assignments, the successful completion of which is required for the award of a PGCE and you will have access to the University Library for your academic research. Each Friday will be dedicated to training in one of our partnership schools. On those days, there will be opportunities for discussion, both formal and informal with practitioners and with your peers. You will benefit from being part of a highly supportive, professional network.

You will be assigned two members of staff in your ‘home’ and second placement schools, one from your subject area and one who has responsibility for all the trainees in that school. From the beginning you will be treated like a member of staff and you will attend staff meetings and professional development days.

Interview process

Candidates invited to interview will participate in the following process:

  • An interview with a panel typically comprised of the Director of the Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership and a subject specialist
  • A subject knowledge task to assess the candidate's subject knowledge against the requirements of the school curriculum (for Secondary applicants)
  • A literacy task
  • A teaching task (to a small group of pupils)
  • A presentation on a current educational topic

Throughout this process, the emphasis is placed on generating a pleasant, informal and welcoming atmosphere in which candidates are able to gain as much information about the programme as they require in order to accept a place if it is offered subsequently.

Applicants will be sent interview details in advance so they have plenty of time for preparation. Decisions about the offer of places are made very soon after the interviews and the outcomes communicated through UCAS. Unsuccessful candidates are offered feedback on their performance.

How school placements work

We prepare our trainees to teach the 11-16 age range on our Secondary programme. Trainees start the programme in their “home” school, then have a placement in a second school in the first half of the Spring Term before returning to their “home school” until the programme finishes at the end of June.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £28,000
  • a bursary of £26,000

With a scholarship or bursary, you'll also get early career payments of £2,000 each in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Spanish 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 about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Researchers in Schools is a national programme that offers a tailored route into teaching exclusively for those who have completed a doctorate.

You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C / grade 9-4 certificates in mathematics and English to teach at secondary level.

Personal qualities

We warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds for whom becoming a highly effective teacher is their career aim.

In applications and during the interview process, we look for the following:

  • A desire to teach and enthuse young people
  • An awareness of the challenges of teaching
  • An awareness of the challenges of the training programme
  • Commitment
  • Strong subject -based academic background
  • Good communication skills
  • An ability to engage young people in learning
  • An awareness of current educational issues
  • Familiarity with the curriculum for the relevant key stages
  • Adaptability, resilience and professionalism

Other requirements

This course is exclusively for candidates who are looking to join the Researchers in Schools programme. https://researchersinschools.org/

All teachers are expected to be competent in Fundamental English and mathematics.

Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at their own expense. Trainees are also obliged to complete the SCITT’s Health Declaration form.

About the training provider

The Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in November 2016: “This is an outstanding provision. At every level and in every way, highly effective leaders have created a teacher training programme which regularly produces extremely proficient teachers who ‘hit the ground running’ when they begin their careers as NQTs.”

If you complete the course successfully, you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Masters level.

For the preparation and award of the PGCE, we are in partnership with the University of Winchester which was also graded Outstanding for initial teacher training by Ofsted in 2017.

We are training to employ teachers for Hampshire as well as nationally. Each year, 100% of our trainees gain full-time teaching posts, typically about 85% in our partner schools. Our partner schools are skilled in identifying future leaders and some of our trainees gain promotion in the first two years of their teaching.

We are linked with the LEARN Teaching School Alliance and if you choose to start your career in one of the LEARN Alliance partner schools, we can support you at every step of the way. As a Teaching School Alliance, we have training programmes for newly qualified teachers (NQTs), recently qualified teachers (RQTs) and aspiring middle leaders, senior leaders and headteachers.

About the accredited body

The Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in November 2016: “This is an outstanding provision. At every level and in every way, highly effective leaders have created a teacher training programme which regularly produces extremely proficient teachers who ‘hit the ground running’ when they begin their careers as NQTs.”

Training with disabilities and other needs

Our partner schools are all committed to equal opportunities. One of the strengths identified in our Ofsted report is“the focused care and support provided for any trainees facing personal challenges which enable them to complete the programme successfully.” The report goes on to comment, “Leaders also ensure that any trainee or NQT finding themselves in need of care or support is provided with it quickly. This contributes to the extremely high completion rates. It also means that trainees are fiercely proud of and affectionate towards the programme.

As school sites differ, those applicants with physical disabilities should contact the SCITT Administrator for details of the partner schools best suited to their needs. All our partner schools have the expertise to support applicants with learning disabilities. A tutor from the University of Winchester offers support with the academic assignments.

Contact details

Email
info@learnalliance.org.uk
Telephone
02380246950
Website
http://www.learnalliance.org.uk/scitt
Address
Thornden School
Winchester Road
Chandlers Ford
Hampshire
SO53 2DW

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: 16P
  • Training programme code: J744

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Oasis Academy Lord's Hill
Romsey Road, Lord's Hill, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 0XN
Yes S

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