United Teaching National SCITT
Modern Languages (French, Spanish) (24TL)

PGCE with QTS full time

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://www.unitedteaching.org.uk

About the course

With United Teaching, you have the option to pursue a PGCE or QTS only route. Every trainee works to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), but you can also work towards a PGCE with 60 Master's level credits.

  • The PGCE is assessed by Goldsmiths, University of London, via two extended essays.
  • As the first national School Centered Initial Teacher Training Programme (SCITT), we are able to award you with QTS directly, reflecting the proven quality of our programme.

Before undertaking the course, you will be required to attend our 2 week summer institute which will prepare you to hit the ground running in September. This is delivered in our two lead schools in the north and south, Manchester Academy and Paddington Academy.

All our trainees are guaranteed a minimum of 120 days in their main placement school.

  • In addition, you will spend 4 weeks in a second school placement. - Trainees are guaranteed experience of transition across the key stage in which they are training and this is built into our training programme. - Training takes place weekly and is delivered in our lead schools and regional training centres.
  • Training will ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of all the different aspects of your developing teaching practice, whilst also incorporating subject specific development.

You can apply to United Teaching via UCAS, or alternatively, you can fill in our online application form.

Interview process

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend the first stage of our assessment process, which will at one of our regional assessment centres.

  • Upon completion of the first assessment day, you will be advised whether you were successful, and invited to a second day.
  • Stage two assessments are usually held in the week following stage one and are held in a school that you’ve expressed an interest to teach in.

You'll be notified within 48 hours of your assessment day whether you've been successful or not, subject to references. Your offer will be conditional on you:

  • Gaining the degree qualification
  • Having GCSE Maths and English (and Science for primary education)
  • Having clear identity and DBS checks

How school placements work

When you apply to us, you have the option to express a preference in where you would like to be placed if successful. As a national SCITT, we place trainees in a large number of schools across England.

During the assessment process, we will ask you about your flexibility in choice of location.

We endeavour to place you in your first choice of school. If this is not possible we will seek alternatives that work for you.

We always seek to ensure minimum travel times for trainees between home and school.

Once you have secured an offer for your main placement school, you are guaranteed a minimum of 120 days school based experience there. In addition, you will also partake in a 4 week second school placement.

We offer primary (5-11) and secondary training courses (11-16).

Fees

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

Tuition Fees for the PGCE are £9000.

Tuition Fees for QTS route only are £6000.

You may be eligible for financial support from Student Finance to fund tuition fees and other living costs. This would be subject to your personal circumstances.

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 French 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

  • Good set of GCSE results, including English Language GCSE C+ and Mathematics GCSE C+ (Science is also required for Primary trainees – any science subject)
  • Good set of A level results including A or B grade in subject to be taught. BBC or BCC is lowest combination considered (each application is considered on individual merit and exceptions can be made to this if a candidate is exceptional in other areas)
  • 2:1 and above (however all applications are dealt with individually and on merit)

Personal qualities

  • The potential to become an outstanding teacher
  • A good knowledge of their subject and the ability to use and apply their academic skills
  • An ability to relate to and engage with young people effectively
  • Demonstrates understanding of the school environment and the expectations of the teaching profession
  • An ability to communicate effectively with both adults and children
  • An ability to work as a team member
  • A high level of numeracy and literacy
  • You will need two supportive references

Other requirements

  • Statement to show a positive child centred ethos and/or some experience of working with young people (desirable but not esssential)
  • Having clear identity and DBS checks
  • Having passed your Skills Tests

About the training provider

United Teaching is the initial teacher training scheme for United Learning – a national group of schools committed to bringing out the best in everyone.

With us, you can train while you teach to achieve Qualified Teacher Status, as well as a PGCE awarded by Goldsmiths, University of London.

You could be teaching with a reduced timetable from day one, learning through experience and reflection as well as regular training sessions. You’ll be supported by colleagues, mentors and tutors to hone and develop your practice. We see teacher training as a path to a long-term career, so we’ll equip you with the skills and confidence to take advantage of opportunities for promotion to middle leadership and beyond.

Our bespoke programme is designed to support you during your initial teacher training and beyond. Surrounded by a team of specialist mentors, you’ll always have someone to turn to throughout your teaching journey.

With over 80 primary and secondary schools nationwide, spanning the state and independent sectors, you can draw upon the expertise of our vast network of teachers and leaders to become the best teacher you can be.

About the accredited body

Trainee development is overseen by the lead school, Paddington Academy, and in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London.

Goldsmiths have been training teachers since 1904 and are renowned as a leader in the field of teacher training. There is a strong emphasis on active and collaborative learning, and Ofsted have rated most aspects of our programmes as 'good' or 'very good'. Employers rank Goldsmiths as one of the country’s best universities from which to recruit graduates, according to a survey published in the Times Higher Education magazine.

Training with disabilities and other needs

At United Teaching, we aim to be an inclusive provider, promoting diversity and opportunities for all. We strive to support all our trainee teachers as best as we can and work with our partner PGCE provider and our partner schools to ensure that all trainees make excellent progress.

Contact details

Email
train@unitedteaching.org.uk
Telephone
0207 479 3953
Website
http://www.unitedteaching.org.uk
Address
Paddington Academy
50 Marylands Road
London
Greater London
W9 2DR

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: 1A9
  • Training programme code: 24TL

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
Paddington Academy
Paddington Academy, 50 Marylands Road, London W92DR
Yes -
United Teaching Cumbria
Richard Rose Morton Academy and Richard Rose Central Academy, Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 6LB
Yes U
United Teaching Dorset
Glenmoor & Winton Academies, Carter Community School, Avonbourne Girls' and Boys' Academies and Avonwood Primary School, Bournemouth and Poole, Dorset BH10 4EX
Yes D
United Teaching East Sussex
Seahaven Academy, Southdown Road, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 9JL
Yes 3
United Teaching Essex
Goresbrook School (primary and secondary) and Winston Way Academy, Dagenham and Ilford, Essex RM9 6XW
Yes 8
United Teaching Greater Manchester
Primary: Abbey Hey Primary Academy, Cravenwood Primary Academy, Dukesgate Academy, Marlborough Road Academy and William Hulme's Grammar School, Secondary: Irlam & Cadishead Academy, Manchester Academy, Salford City Academy, Stockport Academy, The Albion Academy and William Hulme's Grammar School, Manchester, Salford and Stockport, Greater Manchester M14 4PX
Yes 1
United Teaching Hampshire
Beacon View Primary Academy, The Victory Primary School and Castle View Academy, Allaway Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 4QP
Yes N
United Teaching Kent
Wye School, Ashford School (independent), and Newstead Wood School, Wye, Ashford and Orpington, Kent TN25 5EJ
Yes 4
United Teaching Lancashire
Accrington Academy, The Hyndburn Academy and AKS Lytham (independent), Accrington, Blackburn and Lytham St Annes, Lancashire BB5 4FF
Yes W
United Teaching London - Secondary
Bacon's College, Lambeth Academy, The Hurlingham Academy, The Totteridge Academy, Walthamstow Academy and Sedgehill School, Rotherhithe, Clapham, Fulham, Barnet and Walthamstow, London, London SW6 3ED
Yes A
United Teaching Northamptonshire
Primary: Grange Primary Academy and Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Secondary: Kettering Buccleuch Academy and Northampton Academy, Kettering and Northampton, Northamptonshire NN16 9NS
Yes F
United Teaching Oxfordshire
Primary: Hanwell Fields Community School, Hill View Primary School, Orchard MEadow Primary School, Pegasus Primary School, Windale Primary School, Secondary: North Oxfordshire Academy, Banbury and Oxford, Oxfordshire OX16 1ER
Yes 0
United Teaching West Sussex
Shoreham Academy, The Regis School, Midhurst Rother College and Southway Primary School, Shoreham, Midhurst and Bognor Regis, West Sussex BN43 6YQ
Yes S
United Teaching Wiltshire
Swindon Academy and Nova Hreod Academy, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 1JR
Yes J
United Teaching Yorkshire
Primary: High Hazels Academy, Worsbrough Bank End Academy, Hunningley Primary School and Hull Collegiate School (independent), Secondary: Sheffield Park Academy, Sheffield Springs Academy, Barnsley Academy and Hull Collegiate School (independent), Sheffield, Barnsley and Hull, South Yorkshire and North Yorkshire S2 1SN
Yes 5

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