United Teaching National SCITT
Business Studies (32XP)

QTS full time

Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

QTS (qualified teacher status) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

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

In England, you are required to submit an application via UCAS to formally accept your teacher training place. However, as we do not require this to consider your application - and you can apply to us via the eligibility form on our website - you can complete it at the very beginning of the process or once we have made you an offer to provide your references.

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’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 - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility 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 essential)
  • Having clear identity and DBS checks

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: 32XP

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
Cumbria, Cumbria
Yes U
United Teaching Dorset
Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset
Yes D
United Teaching East Sussex
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Yes V
United Teaching East Yorkshire
East Yorkshire - Various, Hull
Yes 3
United Teaching Essex
Dagenham, Essex
Yes 8
United Teaching Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Various
Yes 1
United Teaching Hampshire
Yes N
United Teaching Kent
Ashford, Wye, Orpington
Yes 4
United Teaching Lancashire
Accrington
Yes W
United Teaching Lincolnshire
Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Yes B
United Teaching London
London - Various, London
Yes A
United Teaching North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
Yes 7
United Teaching Northampton
Kettering, Northampton NN39UK
Yes F
United Teaching Northamptonshire
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Yes Z
United Teaching Oxfordshire
Banbury, Banbury
Yes 0
United Teaching South Yorkshire
Sheffield, Barnsley
Yes 5
United Teaching Surrey
Guildford, Guildford, Surrey
Yes K
United Teaching West Midlands
West Midlands
Yes 6
United Teaching West Sussex
Shoreham, Bognor Regis, Midhurst
Yes S
United Teaching West Yorkshire
Leeds, Leeds
Yes G
United Teaching Wiltshire
Swindon, Swindon, Wiltshire
Yes J

Support and advice

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