Nottingham Catholic Teaching School Alliance
Religious education (3XYV)

PGCE with QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
Nottingham Trent University
Financial support
Salary
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
15 months
Date you can apply from
5 June 2019
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.becketonline.co.uk/teachingschool

About the course

The Teaching Apprenticeship Programme is a salaried, fee- free route into teacher training that offers school-based teacher training leading to PGCE & QTS.

As a Secondary School Teacher Trainee, you will be given the opportunity to teach the subject you’re passionate about in a school environment whilst receiving the support and guidance from experience teachers who will assist in your training.

This year-long programme will see a Secondary School Teacher Trainee building up your teaching responsibility and confidence in the classroom from day one, complemented by off-site training days and a support network of experience educators.

In addition to this quality training, a Secondary School Teacher Trainee will receive a salary that is paid in line with an unqualified teacher and you won’t have to worry about paying course fees.

Interview process

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be invited to attend an interview at Nottingham Trent University.

You will then be invited to attend an interview with us, usually held at the Alliance school you have applied for, where you will be welcomed by a member of the NCTSA Teaching School team.

At interview you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your subject knowledge through a short teaching activity with students. You will also give a 5 -10 minute presentation on a topic connected to your interest in your subject area and your motivation to teach.

Throughout the day you will be able to meet staff and students, ask questions and seek support with the next steps open to you.

How school placements work

We believe contrasting placements are the key to a rich and diverse training experience, so as well as your main placement school you’ll also spend six weeks in another school. You will also undertake a shorter placement in other environments such as a feeder primary school. This means you’ll be exposed to all kinds of teaching experiences and challenges, gaining a clear insight on how to teach a full spectrum of learners in a range of school contexts.

We have close links with a number of selected partner Secondary schools across the East Midlands, which enables you to access a diverse range of establishments during your teaching practice. Our network of partner schools offer you a breadth of experience and the opportunity to train in schools of different sizes and specialisms

Salary

You will be paid at the unqualified teacher rate.

Your fees for the Apprenticeship will be paid directly to the provider. You will not have to pay any fees provided you complete the Apprenticeship.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.

Requirements

Qualifications

You will need at least a grade C in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent).

A UK first degree with honours (or equivalent qualification). NARIC may be required.

We ask that your degree is at least 50% relevant to the subject that you wish to teach. (2:1 preferred but we will consider 2:2)

Personal qualities

*Desire and passion to become a teacher and to challenge and inspire your students.

*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with proficiency in both written and spoken English.

*Strong subject knowledge and an understanding of it in the context of educating young people.

*Commitment to high standards and excellence.

*A wider understanding of the purpose of education.

*Resilience and determination to succeed both as a trainee and as a teacher.

*The ability to meet the mental and physical demands of classroom teaching.

Other requirements

*Skills Tests.

*DBS Checks.

About the training provider

We are delighted that you are considering training with our Alliance and we would really like you to apply to join us. Providing a high level of care and support for our trainees is part of our ethos. Our places are open to all applicants who share our values and are passionate about supporting the learning of our students.

Our Alliance is founded on the principle of collaboration and an absolute belief that by working together we can improve outcomes for all students in all of our schools. Our schools have a long record of partnership with our Higher Education partners in helping to train teachers. School Direct gives us the chance to select and train our own outstanding teachers of the future.

If you choose to train with us you can expect:

*successful trainees will obtain a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) by the end of the programme

*a programme that gives you four days a week in school and one day a week at University

*the chance to observe and work with outstanding teachers

*outstanding mentoring from an experienced and trained mentor

*a bespoke programme of support sessions

*a comprehensive induction programme

*a second school placement in a contrasting school

We are working in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, University of Leicester, University of Derby and Bishop’s Grosseteste Lincoln.

We are committed to identifying, training and developing outstanding teachers of the future.

About the accredited body

Nottingham Trent University was named University of the Year 2017

The title is the most coveted honour in the prestigious Times Higher Education awards, rightly dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the higher education sector.

Nottingham Institute of Education's reputation is long established. We've been training teachers for over 50 years. Our greatest strength is our extensive links with schools and educational settings. These relationships enable every student to gain experience through placement in a wide variety of educational environments.

You will receive lots of support based around your school placements, planning sessions, mentors and pastoral support from your tutors and colleagues.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We coordinate support and access arrangements for disabled applicants with specific learning difficulties. We work with academic staff, Universities and external agencies to meet individual access requirements.

Our commitment is to ensure that everybody has an equal opportunity to become an active part of school life irrelevant of their needs.

The Teaching School is committed to equality and aims to comply with the Equality Act (2010).

Contact details

Email
v.scott@becketonline.co.uk
Telephone
0115 982 4280
Website
http://www.becketonline.co.uk/teachingschool
Address
The Becket Way
Wilford Lane
West Bridgford
Nottinghamshire
NG2 7QY

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: 1YD
  • Training programme code: 3XYV

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
St Paul's Catholic School
Spencefield Lane, , Evington, Leicester LE5 6HN
Yes C

Support and advice

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