Unity Schools Partnership
Chemistry Part Time (3FLD)

PGCE with QTS part time

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
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
13 March 2019
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.ctsnscitt.info
Vacancies
No

About the course

As a school based provider of initial teacher training, the CTSN SCITT is very much grounded in the life of its local schools. All the tutors on the course are expert, practising teachers, and from the beginning of the course, in Year 1, trainees will spend 1.5 days a week in school, and attend Core Training on Fridays, either in Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds. Whilst in school, trainees will have some teaching, which will increase throughout the year, but also have plenty of time to get involved in other training activities: observing experienced teachers; working with students in smaller groups, or in one-to-one tutoring; time for assessment & planning; reading, writing & research into effective learning and teaching. Every trainee will have a dedicated subject specialist mentor, with whom training is planned and evaluated at fornightly mentor meetings; these meetings are the hub of the school based training. Most of the Core Training on Fridays will look at issues in learning & teaching common to all trainees, but there are also regular (approx. monthly) subject afternoons to look at more subject specific pedagogy. In Year 2, part time trainees spend 2.5 days in school, with more occasional Central Training (as they will have completed most of this part of the coure in Year 1). In addition, each trainee will be assigned to one of the senior tutor team, who will act as a personal tutor throughout the course. This course leads to the awards of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) plus PGCE (subject to validation). For further details please follow the link to CTSN SCITT

Interview process

At interview you will usually be asked to teach a small group of students, most probably in Key Stage 3. In addition there will be a short written task and an interview with a SCITT Senior Tutor, together with a senior teacher from one of our partnership schools.

How school placements work

We have excellent relationships with a wide range of good and outstanding schools, focusing on schools in the Unity Schools Partnership, across the Eastern region, which gives us considerable flexibility in placing trainees in local schools, within reach from the their home address. You will spend the first two terms term in one school and then, after Easter in the first year you would move to a different school for the rest of the placement. This will allow you to build significant relationships in this extended placement, which would last for the entirety of the second year of the part time course.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000
International students £9,000

£9,000, often covered with a student loan. For many subjects generous training bursaries are also available. For further information please follow the link to the Department for Education - Get into Teaching Website

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £28,000
  • a bursary of £26,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Chemistry 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 how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

A training bursary is available for Chemistry. For further information please follow the link to the Department for Education - Get into Teaching Website

Requirements

Qualifications

In common with all initial teacher training courses, you would need a minimum of a 2.2 Honours Degree (or overseas equivalent confirmed by NARIC UK). Usually, at least 50% of your degree should be directly relevant to the subject you wish to teach. However, applicants who have a degree in a non-related subject but have significant work experience relevant to the subject they wish to teach may also be considered. Also, you would need to have a GCSE Mathematic and English (Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent .

Personal qualities

We are looking for creative, proactive, positive applicants who share our commitment that students in our local schools should have the best possible teachers, and a desire and determination to make this commitment a reality.

Other requirements

*A pass mark for the professional skills test in numeracy and literacy prior to starting the course;

*Fully Enhanced DBS

*Classroom Experience is desirable but not essential

About the training provider

Can you remember a truly brilliant teacher from school who made a real difference to your life? As a teacher you can use your knowledge and passion for your subject to help children unlock capabilities and talents that they didn’t even know they had.

Unity Schools Partnership is a partnership of schools located on the Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire borders. We share the same values, face similar issues and are geographically close enough to support and challenge each other.

We train the Best Teachers in Suffolk and for Suffolk. If you gain 'Outstanding' when you qualify with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) we will offer you a NQT contract within the Unity Schools Partnership.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Teachers with disabilities make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in. Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring. If you have a disability, you shouldn’t be dissuaded from applying. If you are invited to attend an interview, and have any special requirements, please let us know beforehand so that we may make reasonable adjustments for you. We want all interview candidates to have an equitable and enjoyable experience, regardless of any disability. Full details are on the Department for Education website.

All trainees are required to complete a medical check when they receive the offer of a training place. This will identify if there are adjustments required. As a training provider, CTSN will make such adjustments in our training. We encourage all trainees to disclose all relevant information with their placement schools as this will enable them to make suitable provision. Schools have experience of making provisions for their own students and are therefore well placed to offer similar adjustments for trainee teachers. If you have an offer, but have not yet disclosed a disability or other need, you can disclose at any time.

Contact details

Email
hmain@sbtalliance.co.uk
Telephone
01787 314 317
Website
http://www.ctsnscitt.info
Address
UNITY Schools Partnership
Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance
Wells Hall Road
Sudbury
CO10 0NH

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