St Marys Menston
Design and Technology (2BTS)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Leeds SCITT
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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.stmarysmenston.org/teacher-training-and-development
Vacancies
No

About the course

The Leeds SCITT Design Technology course provides you with the opportunity to specialise in Resistant Materials, Food Technology or Textiles up to KS4 (GCSE level). You will also have the opportunity to teach a second specialism at KS3 (ages 11 – 14).

The course lasts for ten months and is divided into three twelve week stages, each with the emphasis on being School Centred. Being in a school environment from day one provides you with the unique opportunity to build upon your prior skills and experience and enhance your subject knowledge and professionalism in a real life classroom context.

Professional understanding of the requirements of being a teacher, including classroom management strategies and how to support pupils with varying needs, is supported by weekly sessions based at Leeds Trinity.

Throughout the course trainees are fully supported by the Lead Tutor for Design Technology, a Link tutor from Leeds SCITT and subject specialist mentors who are dedicated to training the very best teachers.

Interview process

If you’re invited to an interview, you’ll receive an email from us that explains everything you need to know about your interview. This includes the date, time and the location, as well as what to prepare beforehand and what will happen on the day, so it’s really important to read this email very carefully. As well as having your invite sent by email, you will be notified through UCAS Track if you’ve been invited to an Interview Day.

Your interview will take place in one of the Leeds SCITT schools.

How school placements work

The first stage of your training is based predominantly in the lead school for your subject. This school has a specialism in your subject area and the lead tutors are subject experts who are also outstanding teachers and trainers. Each school has dedicated training areas so that your training consists of quality time with your tutors.

The initial training is focused on subject pedagogy;

• How highly effective planning leads to successful outcomes in the classroom;

• How you can ensure pupils make good progress in their learning;

• How you can assess learning to inform next steps and strategies to support highly skilled differentiation.

You will be immersed in the school environment from week 1 and you will be seen as a professional by school staff, pupils and parents. This allows you to take the theory, thinking and research and see / implement this in the classroom, ensuring you develop your ‘teacher’ persona as quickly as possible.

The second stage of the course is a full-time placement in a partnership school with some core development days at your lead school and LTU.

During this stage you will have a dedicated subject mentor who will observe you teach, support you with your planning and developing your subject knowledge for teaching. They will be your first port of call during this stage of training when you establish yourself in the classroom as the teacher.

The third stage of the course is a full-time placement in a contrasting partnership school, again with some core development

Finally, in the last two weeks of the training year, you will have the opportunity to undertake an enrichment and enhancement placement or experiences. What this looks like is entirely different for each trainee as this is a time to pursue an interest, working in a SEND school, an additional subject, organising out of school learning and many more options!

Fees

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

UK & EU Students:

Leeds Trinity postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) tuition fees are £9,250 in 2019–20. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

You will not have to pay these fees upfront. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government.

UK students on non-salaried places studying full-time can apply for a package of maintenance funding from the government to help with general living costs and additional funding if you have children and/or a disability.

English and EU students can apply and find out more information at www.gov.uk/studentfinance. This website also has a calculator which gives you an estimate of what you will receive.

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £15,000 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

An honours degree at a classification of 2:2 or above (if you are in your final year at University you should have a 2:2 or above as a predicted grade).

Your degree should be relevant to the subject of Design Technology but if your degree is not directly related to this subject, we will look at your A-level qualifications.

GCSE Grade C (or 4) English and Mathematics

Personal qualities

What we see in successful applications and interviews.

People who:

• Have a proactive and reflective approach to their own development

• Genuinely desire to support young people and help them succeed

• Have good interpersonal skills

• Are friendly and engage with young people

• Have a great love and enthusiasm for their subject

• Are organised and can manage time and competing priorities

• Are innovative and willing to try new ideas

About the training provider

Trainees applying to St. Mary’s School Direct follow the Leeds SCITT course. St. Mary’s, Menston is currently the lead school for Mathematics and English with other schools in Leeds taking this role for other subjects. You may or may not be placed at St. Mary’s during the year. Leeds SCITT is one of the longest operating SCITTs in West Yorkshire with enviable employment rates.

Working in partnership with Leeds Trinity University, initial teacher training courses offer both QTS and a Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (FHEQ Level 6). PGCE students are registered to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification (PGCert) (FHEQ Level 7) and awards are from Leeds Trinity University.

All PGCE courses with Leeds SCITT are offered in the 11-16 age range with the opportunity to experience teaching at post-16 level.

As a Leeds SCITT trainee teacher, you will be immersed in the school environment from week one and you will be seen as a professional by school staff, pupils and parents. This allows you to take the theory, thinking and research and see / implement this in the classroom, ensuring you develop your ‘teacher’ persona as quickly as possible.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to ensuring that every student with potential, regardless of their background or circumstances, has the opportunity to benefit from higher education. If you have a disability or additional needs, Leeds Trinity University and St. Mary's, Menston will endeavour to put in place reasonable adjustments to accommodate any additional requirements throughout your teacher training year. We are able to support with conditions such as:

  • Dyslexia
  • Specific learning difficulties
  • Asperger syndrome/autism
  • Visual/hearing impairments
  • Physical and mobility restrictions
  • Long-term medical conditions
  • A mental health condition

If you register with Leeds Trinity's Disability Service, a member of the team will develop a Learning Support Plan tailored to your specific needs. The support within this plan could include exam adjustments, extended library loans, specialist one-to-one study skills, dyslexia screening and assessments, learning materials provided in alternative formats and alternative assessments.

With your permission, they will share this plan with your personal tutor so that they know how to best support you during your training. They can also share this plan with the School Partnerships team, who are able to inform the host schools for your placements so they can discuss how to best support you during your school-based training.

Contact details

Email
r.wayman@stmarysmenston.org
Telephone
01943 883000
Website
http://www.stmarysmenston.org/teacher-training-and-development
Address
Bradford Road
Menston
Ilkley
Leeds
LS29 6AE

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