Loughborough Learning Alliance
Physics (AR71)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Derby
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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
August 2020
Website
http://loughboroughlearningalliance.org.uk

About the course

• North Charnwood Learning Partnership (NCLP) is a well-established partnership of secondary schools based in Loughborough and the surrounding area.

• Ashmount School is the lead school for the School Direct programme and there are eight Secondary Schools in the partnership – Limehurst Academy, Castle Donington College, Charnwood College, Humphrey Perkins, Iveshead School, Maplewell Hall School, Rawlins Academy and Woodbrook Vale.

In addition, we have built strong links with specialist departments in schools outside of our partnership.

• School Direct is an innovative training programme open to enthusiastic, high quality graduates or professionals who want to be part of a school team from day one whilst working alongside outstanding practitioners.

• You may be eligible for a bursary of up to £30,000 to support you while you train, depending on your degree classification and the course you’re applying for.

• We are passionate about teacher training and at the centre of our programme is a commitment to providing the best possible education for our pupils.

Interview process

If you are successful, you will be invited to interview at Ashmount School in Loughborough.

You will be interviewed by the Teaching School Manager and another Senior Leader (i.e. Headteacher from a Member School).

There will be some activities to complete on the day but we will advise you what we would like you to prepare prior to your interview.

How school placements work

• Training lasts for one academic year starting at the end of August.

• We organise 2 Secondary school placements to give you a range of experience over the year across Key Stage 3 - Key Stage 5.

• You will be based for 4 days per week in your placement school, and the other day is spent at either Ashmount School of the University of Derby undertaking core training.

• Key training is led by experienced and specialist leaders, including University staff, Headteachers, SLEs and successful teachers.

• You will also spend 2 days in a SEND placement and 1 week in a Primary School.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Studying for a postgraduate degree is a good investment in your future, but you need to carefully consider how you’re going to pay for your course and your living costs.

Most students will be able to apply for loans and depending on where you live and your circumstances, bursaries and scholarships might also be available.

The University of Derby postgraduate degrees are competitively priced and all the essential equipment and activities are included.

The fees are slightly different depending on whether you normally live in the UK/EU or outside of the EU.

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 Physics 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.

Financial support from the training provider

To pay for your tuition fees and living costs, you may be able to take out a student loan. These loans don’t usually need to be paid back until you have graduated and are earning a good salary.

Sometimes, bursaries and scholarships are also available - it depends on your circumstances and which country you usually live in. These don’t need to be paid back.

Please visit our website for more information www.derby.ac.ukor call our helpline on 01332 592000

Requirements

Qualifications

You will need an undergraduate honours degree (preferably 2:2 or above) or equivalent, plus GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths.

You must be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of subject knowledge in your chosen subject curriculum specialism.

Personal qualities

If you have the motivation, commitment, resilience and ability to inspire a love of learning, then this is the course for you.

Other requirements

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required at the point of accepting a place at the University.

About the training provider

The Loughborough Learning Alliance is a Teaching School based in Loughborough, Leicestershire. We are one of 8 Teaching Schools in the county.

We provide Primary, Special Educational Needs (SEND) and Secondary Teacher Training.

We work with a number of schools to provide high quality placements and we ensure that our trainees are well supported throughout their training year (and beyond).

Training with disabilities and other needs

We would encourage applicants with any specific needs to talk to us so that we can plan accordingly to meet their requirements to support and accommodate.

Contact details

Email
schooldirect@ashmount.leics.sch.uk
Telephone
01509 632911
Website
http://loughboroughlearningalliance.org.uk
Address
Ashmount School
Thorpe Hill
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 4SQ

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: 195
  • Training programme code: AR71

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
Main Site
Ashmount School, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough LE11 4SQ
Yes -

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