Wold Academy
Physics (2P8V)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Hull
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
September 2020
Website
https://www.dret.co.uk/

About the course

The programme is aimed at those who want to teach children in the 11-16 age range, that is, at Key Stages 3 and 4.

In order to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status trainees must meet the Teachers' Standards set by the Government and so the programme is designed to enable trainees to achieve this by offering a balance of school and University-based periods during the year.

The programme is one-year, full-time and its structure is closely linked to the term dates of local schools, with registration taking place in early September and the course finishing at the end of June.

You will learn through a series of in school placements (usually 2) where you will learn your teaching craft and you will also attend theory based seminars and learning at the University. You will also undertake a series of assignments as part of the PGCE qualification, taught and assessed at the university.

Interview process

You are interviewed by a member of the host school's leadership team and a tutor from the University. As part of the interview process you will be expected to deliver a short 'teaching' session to a small group of students and then have a one-to-one interview with the school team member and the university tutor.

How school placements work

Trainees undertake two periods of teaching; one in the Autumn-Spring and one in the Spring-Summer term. The aim is to give every trainee a wide range of experience, encompassing pupils of different ages and schools of different size and type.

For each teaching placement, trainees are assigned a university tutor who offers support and guidance before and during the placement. This complements the role of the school mentor, who is able to monitor and assist the trainees’ development on a day-to-day basis.

University tutors and school mentors work closely in partnership with one another to ensure the best possible outcomes for all trainees.

You can select a preference for one of your training placements on your application using the relevant placement code.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £12,800

Student type Fees to pay

UK students £9,250

EU students £9,250

International students £12,800

Actual fee to be confirmed for 2020-21 entry, the fee published was for the fee for 2019-20 entry.

Please contact Hull University FACE Admissions Team on 01482 466530/465974 for any further information required on Fees.

If you are an International student from a non-EU country you will be charged the standard overseas student fee.

Training bursaries are available for some subjects for all UK and EU postgraduate teacher trainees.

For information visit the following website for information.

(https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview)

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants must possess GCSE at grade C/4 or above in English Language, and Maths and a degree of a British university, or equivalent. The University states that prospective applicants hold a degree 2:2 or above. However we will also consider applicants who hold a 3rd Class Degree alongside vast school experience.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants with

• A commitment to secondary education

• An ability to motivate and inspire children of all abilities

• Energy and enthusiasm

• Effective interaction with children

• An ability to work under pressure

• Perseverance and flexibility

• Oral and written communication skills

• The ability to work co-operatively

• An awareness of current educational issues

• A broad subject-knowledge base

• Reflection, self-evaluation and a willingness to learn

• Awareness of what being a secondary teacher entails

Contact details

Email
info@dret.co.uk
Telephone
01509 320148
Website
https://www.dret.co.uk/
Address
Wold Academy
Wold Road
Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU5 5QG

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: 1FE
  • Training programme code: 2P8V

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
Havelock Academy
Holyoake Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN32 8JH
Yes H
Humberston Academy
Humberston Avenue, Humberston, Grimsby DN36 4TF
Yes Q

Support and advice

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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