Design and Technology (Food) with North Devon Teaching School Alliance Accredited provider: University of Exeter

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://www.ndtsa.org

About the course

We believe that Design and Technology is an essential and exciting subject that allows pupils to be innovative and creative when taught by inspiring and motivational teachers like you. We’ll enable you to become the committed, confident and creative teacher you want to be with the skills you need share your passion for your subject.

You will have two contrasting school placements within vibrant DT Departments within the best schools in North Devon. You will have the support of a subject specialist, school based mentor and a tutor from the University.

Interview process

The interview will include:

A formal interview with members of the ITT team.

A pre – set task to be delivered in a short teaching episode to an appropriate group of students.

A Literacy test for those who have not passed their Professional Skills tests prior to interview.

Interview decisions will not be communicated to applicants directly through the partnership but through the UCAS system.

All of our interviews take place in schools within the partnership. If you would like to speak to us about the programme please contact us through the contacts page

How school placements work

On the secondary programme you will spend 2 terms in your home school and 1 term in your second school with opportunities for further training at our partner schools.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £16,900

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £12,000 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

For information on Government loans and training bursaries, please visit the Student Finance England and Get into Teaching websites.

For more information, please see our Fees and finance webpages

Requirements

Qualifications

Most successful applicants have a

2.2 degree or above in Food or a related subject. Food Technology, Food and Nutrition, Food Science, Food Manufacturing, Food Production, Catering, Hospitality, Nutrition, Nutritional Science

Other requirements

In addition to the academic requirements listed, selection is based on performance at interview, passes in both professional skills tests, a satisfactory fitness to teach assessment and a satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosure.

Although not essential it would be an advantage to be able to reflect on any school-based experience or experience working with young people in another context at interview.

The ‘Qualifications’ section describes our standard offer. However, if you have a different academic background, equivalent to degree level, you are welcome to make an application through UCAS for consideration or contact our PGCE Admissions team for more information.

About the training provider

Choosing Schools Direct through the North Devon Teaching School Alliance is the entry point to North Devon's best Primary and Secondary Schools. We offer a one year school-based programme where trainees are part of a school team from day one.

School Direct trainees benefit from a full 40-week schedule. Complementing their time learning the job in school trainees receive HEI lecturers, and a contrasting second school Key Stage experience. For secondary, subject specialism days have been developed across our schools to support subject and pedagogy specialisms.

Shared training across the Alliance gives complete and contrasting experiences. Trainee teachers who successfully complete all modules are awarded a P.G.C.E. Post Graduate Certificate of Education (including up to 60 Masters credits) with Qualified Teacher Status. School Direct is designed to give experienced professionals and higher class degree students an alternative pathway to a career as a teacher, whilst enabling schools to develop exactly the teachers they need.

Our combination of expert school based practitioners and University partners brings teacher education pedagogy and up to date research within a school based setting. We nurture our talent and provide the essential classroom experiences that allow trainees to put theory into practice as they develop into an outstanding practitioner.

About the accredited provider

We work with the University of Exeter who offer our secondary phase School Direct PGCE provision :

Trainees are based entirely in schools for the academic year. They are registered with the university and are eligible for training bursaries and student loans. The Masters modules are delivered by distance learning, through two online 30-credit modules, plus other online tools.

We can offer the following subjects:

Biology

Chemistry

Computing

Design & Technology

Drama

English

Geography

History

Mathematics

Modern Languages

Music

Physical Education

Physics

Religious Education

Training with disabilities and other needs

We will assess individual needs on a one to one basis to enable them fair access to our programmes.

The University of Exeter provides comprehensive student services that include AccessAbility and Wellbeing teams, Student Learning Skills Service, Student Advice Unit, Counselling Service, Students’ Union Advisors, Student Health Centre, Family Centre and the Chaplaincy.

PGCE trainees can access the support of a Wellbeing Services Welfare Caseworker to discuss concerns, talk through options for support or understand more about how the University Wellbeing Services may be able to help.

Alongside the support described above, every PGCE trainee is assessed by an Occupational Health provider as part of the admissions process to ensure they are fit to teach in a school setting. If the Occupational Health provider recommends any adjustments, the University’s Partnership Office will ensure you are placed in schools where these adjustments can be made, providing they are logistically possible and reasonable.

Contact details

Email
info@ndtsa.org
Telephone
01271 440898
Website
http://www.ndtsa.org
Address
NDTSA
Woolacombe N S & T School
Beach Road
Woolacombe

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: 17H
  • Training programme code: 37HB

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
0 North Devon Teaching School Alliance Woolacombe School, Beach Road, Woolacombe, Devon EX34 7BT

Advice and support

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