North Charnwood Learning Partnership
Physical Education (2FZT)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Loughborough University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

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

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Based in and around the University town of Loughborough, North Charnwood Learning Partnership (NCLP) School Direct is a highly successful teacher training programme. We are rightly proud of the excellent quality of the training which we provide in collaboration with Loughborough University. Our previous trainees, who have successfully gained a place onto our NCLP School Direct programme, have a 100% pass rate at a high standard. In addition, 100% of our trainees who apply for a teaching post have been successful.

NCLP trainees will spend the majority of the programme on placement within two of our Secondary schools teaching students across the 11-18 age range. The programme also incorporates an attachment in a Primary school to give an invaluable insight into pupils’ prior school experience.

The initial weeks of the programme will be spent in The University of Leicester’s School of Education receiving a grounding in the teaching skills that will be used and developed on the school placements. Following this, trainees begin the first of their two substantial school placements at NCLP schools.

Throughout the programme trainees will meet on a weekly basis with all other NCLP trainees on our excellent professional development sessions to develop key skills and share experiences.

These are run by outstanding practitioners on subjects such as special needs, the more able and behaviour management techniques. Our previous trainees speak very highly of these sessions as a particular strength of the NCLP programme.

Continuous assessment is used throughout the training programme and there are no examination papers set by the University.

Successful completion of the course leads to either the Post Graduate Certificate in Education and 90 credits at Masters level awarded by the University of Leicester and Qualified Teacher Status awarded by NCTL or the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education awarded by the University of Leicester and Qualified Teacher Status awarded by NCTL. These awards are for trainees who:

• follow the course satisfactorily by attendance, participation and completion of set work

• reach pass standard both in written assignments and in practical teaching

• demonstrate that they have met all three Assessment Areas and Teachers' Standards laid down by NCTL

Interview process

NCLP School Direct is an exceptionally supportive training programme of the highest quality and this begins with the interview day. The overwhelming majority of candidates speak of the day as a challenging but enjoyable experience. The interview process is designed to enable potential trainees to be able to present themselves at their best whilst also being able to see the lead school during a typical day and get a feel for the ethos that underpins our work - “Achievement in a Caring Environment”. The NCLP interview day includes:

• An opportunity to observe and discuss a lesson in your subject

• An interview with a pupil panel, selected from the school council

• A pre-prepared presentation activity

• A formal interview

Students will also attend an interview with Loughborough University where the selection process takes most of a day during which you will participate in a small group discussion and presentation activity.

  • Successful applicants will need to pass the QTS skills tests in Numeracy and Literacy prior to commencing the course.

How school placements work

NCLP trainees will spend the majority of the programme on placement within two of our Secondary schools, teaching students from across the 11-18 age range and from diverse contexts. This diversity may be with regards to the ethnicity of the school population or because of the socio-economic background of the students who attend the schools. These placements will be in two of our eight partnership schools within the Loughborough and North Charnwood area:

• The Phase A placement in the Autumn Term is a 9 week teaching practice at the first NCLP school.

• This will be followed by a reflective period at the University between the two school placements to further develop teaching skills.

• The Phase B placement in the Spring and Summer Terms is a 12 week teaching practice at a second NCLP school.

Overseeing and supporting you throughout your Phase A and B placements will be your school subject mentors. Good or outstanding practitioners themselves, your mentors will provide you with support and close monitoring and guidance.

A senior member of staff, the Initial Teacher Training Co-ordinator, holds overall responsibility in school for the training of trainee teachers and again these are excellent practitioners with a wealth of experience to oversee your school experience.

In addition to this support, the NCLP team is always available to provide guidance and help throughout the programme.

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 may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Minimum degree required: Upper Second

Applications are welcome from students with good/very good qualifications in their Physical Education GCSE and GCE A level Physical Education/Sports Studies/Dance (or equivalent) and at degree level. We welcome applications from mature students, with relevant experience, who are returning to full-time work or who are making carefully considered decisions to change careers.

Personal qualities

Ability to form relationships:

Developing positive relationships with both young people and adults lies at the heart of effective teaching.

Good communication skills:

Be able to present appropriately in small and large group situations with both adults and young people, both orally and in written communication.

Commitment to learning and teaching:

Be a positive role model who makes young people's learning the first concern. Be able to understand the position of trust which this role places them in.

Reflective qualities:

Be able to analyse and reflect upon experiences.

Awareness of contemporary issues in education:

A commitment to on-going professional development.

Other requirements

We are initially looking for evidence across a range of areas, such as:

• Experience (paid or voluntary) in maintained schools or educational-related settings, or in wider working with children or young people

• A personal statement which shows an ability to reflect on this experience

• An awareness of contemporary issues both generally in education and subject specific

• Two references that substantiate performance to date and indicate potential (if you are an undergraduate please be advised that one of your referees should be able to comment on your predicted degree class)

About the training provider

Based in and around the University town of Loughborough, we are delighted that you are considering training to teach Secondary students with the highly successful North Charnwood Learning Partnership (NCLP) School Direct Programme. We work in close partnership with our 7 schools and also the University of Leicester and Loughborough University to ensure the highest quality training for our trainees.

We have a strong track record of training and developing excellent teachers across Key Stages 3-5 and are proud that the trainees who are successful in gaining a place to train with us have a 100% pass rate at a high standard. In addition, 100% of our trainees who apply for a teaching post have been successful.

Our trainees complete two teaching placements covering all secondary ages from years 7-13. Trainees especially value our high-quality professional development programme, run by outstanding teachers, held weekly within the NCLP schools throughout each school placement.

What our trainees say about us: "The most important part of your training year is the support you get and Claire and Charlotte at NCLP will pass it on in spades. Ask for advice and the support you need will be there".

What the University of Leicester says about us: We "have always been impressed by the commitment, professionalism and support the team at NCLP have shown for their student teachers from the minute they receive an application to the first post within the profession".

We look forward to hearing from you.

Training with disabilities and other needs

NCLP School Direct, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University are all committed to Equal Opportunities for all students and potential students, and support is available for candidates for whom tasks might present a challenge. Potential applicants for whom this may be a consideration are advised to contact NCLP or the University Secondary PGCE team in advance.

Contact details

Email
ccorker@limehurst.org.uk
Telephone
01509263444
Address
Bridge Street
Loughborough

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: 1KB
  • Training programme code: 2FZT

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Name Address Code
Main Site Bridge Street, Loughborough LE11 1NH -

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