Design and Technology with Pan Enfield Alliance Accredited provider: University of Hertfordshire

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.highlands.enfield.sch.uk/

About the course

Design Technology at the Pan Enfield Alliance has a history of training colleagues very successfully - with all trainees having found employment immediately after training. Previous trainees have commented on the extent of support they received as well as the practical and pedagogical skills they learnt during their time with us.

Interview process

You will be interviewed by a panel - including the Head of Department or Faculty and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. There will also be a test of literacy and a short lesson observation to see how you relate to young people. Please bring a portfolio of your work with you.

How school placements work

Students apply to the Pan Enfield Alliance and can request the school in which they wish to train. Most of our previous trainees have lived locally, but due to our reputation, we have trained colleagues from across London. You will be teaching 11-18 year olds and will be within an alliance of 6 schools, in 2 placements and with the opportunity to spend some time in additional schools. Your placements run for the whole training year, with 1 day per week at 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 £12,000 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.

Requirements

Qualifications

Lower Second degree or equivalent in the subject (or closely related) you wish to teach.

Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) in the subject you wish to teach.

Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) "good" pass in Maths and English (A*-C/ 9-4).

Personal qualities

Significant classroom experience is a must. We are looking for confident, knowledgeable and enthusiastic people who will be classroom practitioners currently or in the near future. Preferably, you will currently hold a role within a school which requires you to work directly with children.

We prefer candidates who can show evidence of their working with children and who possess the personal attributes which suggest real potential in the classroom: independence, flexibility and charisma.

Other requirements

You will also be expected to complete Literacy and Numeracy skills tests prior to commencing training and a DBS check.

About the training provider

An "Outstanding" School in Enfield, Highlands is the lead school of the Pan Enfield Alliance. We have a strong track record of training School Direct colleagues in a diverse range of settings - with secondary schools, primaries, a special school and a tuition centre . Over the last 5 years, over 90% of our trainees have found employment in a school of their choice - with the remaining staying in further education. We are relatively small and tightly focussed, giving our trainees a real sense of community and support.

About the accredited provider

With a long history of working in the education and training of teachers and other professionals in the education sector, we are an established and dynamic School committed to developing excellence and confidence in teaching, learning and professional practice for individuals in a variety of contexts.

Our underpinning values are:

The importance of scholarship, research and critical reflection.

Respect and challenge for all learners including ourselves.

The significance of personal and professional development.

A shared commitment to quality.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome and are committed to complying with our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and any subsequent legislation.

Under the Equality Act 2010, there are certain ‘protected characteristics’ that qualify for protection against discrimination. These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Highlands was built in 2000 and as such all facilities are accessible to staff with additional need. Interventions include lifts, wide corridors, coloured edges to steps, tactile edges on fire exits. Lifts have tactile buttons. Students who use wheelchairs can move freely around the school.

Contact details

Email
steinert@highlands.enfield.sch.uk
Telephone
02083701100
Website
http://www.highlands.enfield.sch.uk/
Address
Highlands School
148 Worlds End Lane
London

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: 1KC
  • Training programme code: 39VT

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
1 Highlands School 148 Worlds End Lane, Enfield N21 1QQ

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