SCLP Alliance
Religious Education (324V)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Brighton
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://www.sclpalliance.org.uk/schools-direct-itt

About the course

Our School Direct tuition route courses mirror the PGCE offered by the university.

Please follow this link to find out more in detail:

https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/further-education-and-training-pgce.aspx

Interview process

If you have applied for a School Direct place with us, you need to expect two interview stages - the first with the university, the second with the school offering the place.

The university interview will be with staff from the School of Education and the department of your subject. They will also want to check your documentation to ensure you are eligible and compliant, so it’s worth looking for the originals of GCSE, degree and marriage certificates before that interview. If you haven’t got them, or haven’t yet finished your degree, you will be given time to order copies and showing then to the university will become part of any conditional offer you might be made.

Copies can take up to six weeks and there is a charge, so factor that in to your planning.

If successful at the university stage, you will then be invited to a school-based interview which will take two to three hours. You will be expected to:

• teach a short part of a lesson on a specific topic; you'll be given information as to the numbers in the group, their ability and the point they are at in that topic.

• give a short presentation to the interview panel – this is likely to consist of senior subject and leadership staff, possibly the Headteacher

• complete a written task

If you are unsuccessful at the university stage, it is unlikely that the school will proceed any further with your application.

How school placements work

On the School Direct route, you have applied to train at a specific school and, following interview, have been offered and accepted a place at that school. You therefore know where your first school will be, unlike those on the PGCE route.

You will start at your school in mid-late September and will have a few days of induction to settle you in. You'll stay at this school until February half term and will be on site most of the week; on some weeks you may have additional training days at university. You'll be very much part of the school and the more you join in, the more you'll get out.

After February half term, you will move to another school for your short second placement which lasts for most of the second half of the spring term. This second placement is sorted by the Lead school late in the Christmas term and under the directive given by the ITT criteria, must provide a contrasting experience to your host school. As with all second placements, you must expect up to 40 minutes travel.

If you have a child in a school in the partnership, you wouldn't be placed there, so please make this known early on.

You will return to your host school for the last week of the Spring term and the first half of the summer term when your training year will finish. You would expect to be awarded QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) towards the mid/end of June.

Fees

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

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:

Student type Fees to pay

UK students £9,250

EU students £9,250

Please refer to the University of Brighton website for further details about fees.

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.

Financial support from the training provider

You may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans, for details please follow this link; https://www.gov.uk/teacher-training-funding

For details of Financial support if you’re from outside of the UK please follow this link;

https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/overseas-graduates

Financial support from the training provider

The SCLP Alliance does not offer any further financial support to that offered by DfE.

Requirements

Qualifications

Qualifications

• For secondary, a degree in a relevant or related subject. The majority of the content should reflect the subject you are applying for.

Applicants with relevant industrial or commercial experience are very welcome to apply.

• For primary, a degree in any subject.

• GCSE Maths and English

• For Primary, GCSE Science

• A pass in the professional skills tests

Please also check the entry requirements page on the University of Sussex website.

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their subject and have a desire to share that with young people of all abilities in this particular age range. Strong subject knowledge will make your training year easier.

You must like working with young people and making a difference to their lives; resilience and patience are also key qualities.

Although school experience is no longer a compulsory requisite, we do feel that you should have a basic understanding of the challenges of education before you commence your training.

Other requirements

DBS checks will be carried out by the university for those on the SD tuition route.

About the training provider

Pound Hill Infant Academy is currently acting as the lead school for teacher training. We are working with local partner schools who are all committed to delivering the School Direct teacher training programme for graduates.

Our Partner schools range from Primary to Secondary and are all committed to ensuring consistently good and better outcomes for all children.

About the accredited body

The University of Brighton is one of the UK’s largest providers of education and teacher training. We were rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2018 for early years, primary and secondary initial teacher training.

As one of the leading initial teacher training providers in the country, our strength lies with our school-led partnership, one that works to ensure trainee teachers receive the best possible support and education. Employment rates for our students are consistently above the sector average and they are highly sought by our partner schools.

Training with disabilities and other needs

If you have a disability, long-term health condition or a specific learning difficulty, the university will do everything they can to make sure you have equal opportunities to learn and take part in all aspects of student life.

They have a dedicated team who will support you, and facilities and equipment to help you make the most of university.

Contact details

Email
sclptsa@phiacademy.org.uk
Telephone
01293 873975
Website
http://www.sclpalliance.org.uk/schools-direct-itt
Address
Lead School
Pound Hill Infant Academy
Crawley Lane
Pound Hill, Crawley
RH10 7EB

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: 17F
  • Training programme code: 324V

Choose a training location

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

Name Address Code
Oriel High School Maidenbower Lane, Maidenbower, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 7XW O
Holy Trinity C of E Secondary School Buckswood Drive, Gossops Green, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 8JE E

Support and advice

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

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