English with The Rutland Teaching Alliance Accredited provider: Nottingham Trent University

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.rutlandta.com/school-direct/

About the course

This teaching degree provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to teach English at secondary level. Time is spent in the University and in classroom placements, ensuring that by the end of the course, trainees are confident professionals ready to begin teaching in secondary schools.

The course provides an understanding of English, for age phases 11-16 or 11-18, in relation to the National Curriculum and other frameworks. This includes seminars and workshops on:

*learning theory

*developing reading

*writing

*speaking and listening skills

*poetry and fiction

*promoting literary and non-literary reading and writing.

Interview process

You will be invited to an interview with one of the Rutland Teaching Alliance partner schools as part of the selection process. At this interview, you will have an opportunity to take part in a number of school-based activities during a normal school day.

They will include:

*An opportunity to meet with the subject Team Leader and other colleagues

*Teach part of a lesson to a small group

*Individual Interview

You will also be invited to a second interview at Nottingham Trent University.

How school placements work

The lead school organises your placements within the teaching alliance.

The School Direct course is a flexible approach to teacher training. The majority of your time will be spent in the school, training in the classroom and being supported by experienced teachers and mentors. On Monday's you will also spend time studying at the University.

Fees

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

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 - 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

As a School Direct trainee, you will be entitled to the same financial support as trainees on other postgraduate teacher training courses.

If you are a UK or EU trainee, you should be eligible for a student loan, maintenance loan and maintenance grant to cover the cost of your study and will only start paying the loans back when you start earning over £21,000 per annum.

You may be eligible to receive a training bursary, dependent on the subject you train for and a degree classification.

Requirements

Qualifications

*A good UK honours degree or equivalent, at a minimum 2.2 with at least 50% focused on subject areas that are very closely related to the subject that you wish to teach.

*GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths

*A levels (or equivalent) in the subject you intend to specialise in.

*Skills test in Numeracy and Literacy must be completed before starting the course.

Other requirements

Following the interview, strong candidates who are not able to demonstrate graduate level knowledge in the subject they wish to teach may be offered a place on the course subject to successfully completing a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course in the subject prior to commencing your teacher-training year.

About the training provider

The Rutland Teaching Alliance is a partnership of outstanding providers ranging from Primary Schools through to Higher Education Institutes. Our shared vision is to raise the achievement of all students within Rutland and to respond effectively to the professional needs of staff locally and within the surrounding counties.

Our Alliance brings together a wealth of experience and expertise at all levels including those of National Leaders in Education and we work in close partnership with Nottingham Trent University through our successful School Direct scheme.

Over the last 5 years, 100% of Rutland Teaching Alliance trainees* have been in employment contracts as NQTs by the end of the course and 98% of trainees starting the training gained QTS in the last 3 years (National figure 90%).

  • those actively seeking employment

About the accredited provider

At the University you will study for the same award as other postgraduate teacher trainees except that the delivery will have more emphasis on being trained within a school environment and will involve more staff from schools:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (with 60 credit points at Masters level)
  • Professional Certificate in Education.

Successful completion of the course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a postgraduate qualification.

You will be a registered student with NTU, which means that you will benefit from the combined expertise of the University and lead placement school.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Rutland Teaching Alliance are committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all. Together with Nottingham Trent University, we will:

  • ensure that people are treated solely on the basis of their abilities and potential, regardless of race, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital status or civil partnership, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or maternity, sex or any other inappropriate distinction;
  • promote diversity and equality for all staff and value the contributions made by individuals and groups of people from diverse cultural, ethnic, socio-economic and distinctive backgrounds;
  • promote and sustain an inclusive and supportive study and work environment which affirms the equal and fair treatment of individuals in fulfilling their potential and does not afford unfair privilege to any individual or group.

If you have any specific questions, please contact the Rutland Teaching Alliance or visit the Nottingham Trent University support page.

Contact details

Email
admin@rutlandta.com
Telephone
01572770066
Website
http://www.rutlandta.com/school-direct/
Address
The Rutland Teaching Alliance
Catmose College, Huntsmans Drive
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 6RP

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: 1F1
  • Training programme code: 2B8T

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
2 Uppingham Community College High Street W, Uppingham, Rutland LE15
- Main Site Catmose College, Huntsmans Drive, Oakham LE15 6RP
J John Ferneley College Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE131LH
S Casterton Community College Ryhall Road, Great Casterton, Lincolnshire PE94AT

Advice and support

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