Mathematics with Redborne Upper School And Community College Accredited provider: University of Bedfordshire

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full 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
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.redbornecommunitycollege.com

About the course

The course is structured with four days each week on school placement (Mon-Thurs) and each Friday at the University of Bedfordshire's, Bedford Campus.

Interview process

The interview process should take approximately six hours and will consist of a visit to Redborne to meet the School Direct team followed by a formal interview process at the University of Bedfordshire's, Bedford Campus.

How school placements work

We will place you in a school inside our partnership area of Central Bedfordshire and within one hour journey from the Bedford Campus and your term time address.

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 could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £22,000
  • a bursary of £20,000

With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching (£7,500 in some areas of England).

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths 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 Connolly Foundation bursary of £1000 will be available for any trainee who is accepted onto our Redborne School Direct programme. A further £1000 NQT bursary will be granted to the trainee following their successful completion of the Redborne School Direct programme, and if they secure a first teaching post in a Bedfordshire school.

Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants must possess, or be working towards achieving a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree.

All applicants must have GCSE grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C/4 English language must have a valid IELTS certificate with an average score of 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each area.)

All applicants must successfully pass the NCTL pre course skills test prior to starting the course, you do not need to have passed the tests prior to attending an interview.

Other requirements

All suitable applicants will be interviewed and any offer of a place will be subject to receiving DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and medical clearance.

About the training provider

Redborne Upper School and Community College is the Lead School for the Redborne Teaching School Alliance (RTSA), School Direct programme.

Our School Direct programme has been running since 2012 and includes primary and secondary phases. Our partnership of schools includes a large number of lower, middle and upper schools across Central Bedfordshire.

About the accredited provider

The University's Bedford campus is home to one of the largest education providers in the UK. The quality of provision is based on a long and established history of teacher education.

They boast an impressive record for training teachers, and enjoy, in many cases, a 100 per cent graduate employment rate. They have a research profile, in areas such as curriculum development, practitioner reflection and the use of technologies in teaching, this enables trainees to benefit from cutting-edge practice.

Training with disabilities and other needs

View disability access information on the University of Bedfordshire website.

Contact details

Email
jonathan.gunn@redborne.com
Telephone
01525842608
Website
http://www.redbornecommunitycollege.com
Address
Flitwick Road
Ampthill
Bedford
MK45 2NU

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: 1R7
  • Training programme code: 245W

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
S Stratton Upper School Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade SG18 8JB
V Vandyke Upper School Vandyke Road, Leighton Buzzard LU7 3DY
R Redborne Upper School & Community College Flitwick Road, Ampthill, Bedford MK45 2NU

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