Pimlico Academy
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PGCE with QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
The Pimlico-London SCITT
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
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.futuretraining.org

About the course

The Pimlico-London SCITT is based at our Teaching School, The Future Institute of Education, in the heart of London and we offer an academically rigorous and school-led ITT programme. Our SCITT programme was awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and ranked as the third best provider in the country (top in London) in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017. We believe in the primacy of knowledge and that teacher-led, school based education can transform lives. Our trainee teachers learn to see themselves as the leaders of their pupils, as custodians of the best that has been thought, known, and created, and as a catalyst for innovation and transformation through the valuable knowledge and skills they will impart to those they teach.

We believe that as a student teacher you should be immersed in your host schools for the majority of the time so that you can benefit from the support and guidance of subject experts. Here you will benefit from a mentor who will observe your weekly progress against the Teachers’ Standards. The majority of our schools are within Central London with one site in nearby Hertfordshire. During the week you will come to the SCITT Head office in Central London every Tuesday afternoon in term time for training. In addition, you will gain the PGCE through the Institute of Education at UCL.

How school placements work

Pimlico London SCITT is part of Future Academies, a family of schools which has built a reputation for achieving the highest standards for all its pupils. We believe the most effective way to experience all aspects of school life is to be based in a host school throughout the year. To supplement this, trainee teachers will also participate in three focused placements. Trainee teachers do a three week placement in the second term, which will offer them a contrasting experience within our network of excellent schools. This network includes many independent, grammar and specialist schools. Furthermore, trainee teachers will also benefit from a week’s placement in a primary (for secondary trainees), or a secondary (for primary trainees). They will also gain experience within the Tri Borough Alternative Provision.

Salary

A teaching apprentice will be paid the basic rate for an unqualified teacher. The salary will be paid by your employing school, and the £9,000 can be paid for through their apprenticeship levy.

It is essential that you are working in a school already that can employ you during your training year. Note, your placement will not be at our schools in Pimlico, but at your employing school.

This salary can not be used in conjunction with any other bursaries, or scholarships.

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.

Financial support from the training provider

You may be eligible for a government bursary if you are applying to teach one of our secondary subjects. We also provide a highly-competitive bursary of £38,000 to exceptional candidates, which includes the payment of your £9,000 tuition fee. To apply for this route, you must send a CV and covering letter to info@futuretraining.org, in addition to applying through UCAS. We also can provide some candidates with accommodation at discounted rates.

Requirements

Qualifications

This course is suitable for Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants and unqualified teachers who have not taught for more than 2 years. Applicants should obtain the support of their school, as they will need to employ you as an apprentice. This school should also be one of your referees. Please email the address below, or visit our website, if you need further assistance.

Other requirements:

UK degree, at least 2:1 or above (or international equivalent)

At least grade C in GCSE English, Maths and Science

Personal qualities

This course is suitable for school support staff and unqualified teachers without much experience, who are looking to obtain the PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status.

Other requirements

In addition to the required qualifications above, before the start of the course, you will need to:

• Have undergone an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check

• Have passed the DfE Professional Skills Test in Literacy and Numeracy. We advise that you book tests, and start preparing for these tests before the interview.

• Have undergone an occupational health assessment to assess fitness for teaching.

About the training provider

The Pimlico-London SCITT was founded by Future Academies in 2013 to recruit and train the highest calibre of new teachers. We are based at our Teaching School, The Future Institute of Education, in the heart of London and offer an academically rigorous and school-led ITT programme. We are judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and ranked third in the country (best in London) in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017. We have been praised for our expert mentoring, wide variety of placements and network of expert speakers.

We are extremely proud of our excellent outcomes and almost perfect employment rates. Our alumni have experienced rapid career progression including many Heads of Departments, Heads of Years and Curriculum developers.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The needs of the candidates will be taken into account at interview. Trainee teachers benefit from a mentor who leads their support throughout their training. The central SCITT team meets with trainee teachers weekly through our Professional Studies programme. This allows us to regularly update our risk assessment of the trainee teacher and adapt the course accordingly.

Contact details

Email
info@futuretraining.org
Telephone
02078023455
Website
http://www.futuretraining.org
Address
Lupus Street
Pimlico
London
London
SW1V 3AT

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: 1ZC
  • Training programme code: 3946

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You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Lupus Street, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AT
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