Design and Technology with Green Light Alliance Accredited provider: The University of Huddersfield

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.greenlightalliance.org.uk

About the course

As a Design and Technology Initial Trainee Teacher (ITT) you will learn how to plan and teach effective computing lessons. Working in the Design and Technology Department you will be develop a clear understanding of how the subject is delivered in secondary schools.

A significant amount of your learning and training will take place during two block placements within our Alliance schools. You will also attend subject knowledge days at the University of Huddersfield. The Course starts early September 2019 and will finish during June 2019. You will complete a minimum of 120 days in school. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the PGCE (with QTS). This comprises of 120 credits, 90 of which are at Masters Level.

At the GLA, we try to contrast the two placement schools as much as possible, providing the trainee with a breadth of experience which will make them employable in the future.

You will be placed in your subject Department and will receive practical training which will allow you to develop a clear understanding of educational issues and effective classroom techniques. You will be gradually introduced to teaching through observations, training, assessments and marked assignments. Throughout the course you will be supported by teachers, senior leaders and trained mentors. You will be provided with the opportunity to immerse yourself fully in school life.

We believe that a GLA school direct trainee is provided with a realistic teacher training experience and we have no doubt you will build a network of contacts within the teaching profession. Many of our former trainees have secured employment within our Alliance schools and continue to train with the GLA in their NQT year and beyond.

We are confident our GLA trainees are very well supported during their training year. School leaders have a firm commitment to ensuring that all of our trainees complete their studies with the essential skills and knowledge to prepare them for a rewarding career in the teaching profession.

Interview process

Applications are received on our behalf by the University of Huddersfield via UCAS. We work closely together to ensure all applicants meet the academic requirements of the course. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview at one of the GLA schools. You will be provided with details of the interview once selected. Under normal circumstances, the interviews comprise of:

*Mini Teach (15 minutes) with a class of students (Key stage 3)

*Formal Interview with Teachers & Representatives from the UoH

*Meeting with Head of Department to explore Subject Knowledge.

How school placements work

You will have two block placements during the training year and training is delivered in our GLA schools by senior leaders, teachers and lecturers from the University of Huddersfield. There are 5 secondary schools within our Alliance located in the Kirklees area.

Wherever possible we try and consider trainees preferences over schools, but this is not always feasible. We do consider travelling distances, but trainees must demonstrate some flexibility over school placements.

For secondary training you will cover the age range 11 - 16 and you may be offered the opportunity to gain experience in post 16 education wherever possible.

For secondary you will cover the age range 11 - 16 and you may be offered the opportunity to gain experience in post 16 education wherever possible.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2019/20. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

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

Entry requirements:

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above), with at least 50% of your degree should be in Design and Technology (relevant material area e.g Product Design, Food Nutrition etc).
  • GCSE English Language & Mathematics minimum grade 4 (grade C under the previous GCSE grading scheme) or a pass at grade 4 minimum with equivalencytesting.com
  • You must have passed the Skills Tests in Literacy & Numeracy before you start your teacher training course. Please note that you must have registered for the tests before we offer you an interview.

Requirements to be met by 31 August 2019

Personal qualities

You must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and that you have the intellectual and academic capabilities to meet the required Teachers’ Standards by the end of the programme.

All GLA Schools have very high expectations of their Trainees. At interview we will be seeking to recruit individuals who are:

  • Committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning
  • Inspiring and self-motivated individuals
  • Individuals who are passionate about their subject
  • Prepared to work hard to achieve the best outcomes for all students
  • Professional and have a clear commitment to joining the teaching

profession.

Other requirements

• A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and health check. There is a charge (currently £44). You don’t need to do anything before you apply.

• You should provide two references. If you are about to graduate or have graduated within the past three years, one referee should be a university or college lecturer who can comment on your academic ability.

About the training provider

The Green Light Alliance (GLA) is a growing partnership of schools and institutions in West Yorkshire. Lead Schools Shelley College (Secondary), and Heaton Avenue Primary School, Cleckheaton were both designated as Teaching Schools in 2014. Our passion is to ensure the children and young people in all our schools achieve their personal best.

Most of our partners are judged to be at least “good” by OFSTED and many of these are ‘outstanding’. Our aim is to promote our strengths, and to enable schools in the local community and beyond to make significant improvements in the quality of their leadership, teaching, talent, staffing capacity and pupil progress.

Across our partner schools there are Subject Experts, Specialist Leaders of Education, Excellent Practitioners, trained Coaches and Mentors. We provide all our ITTs with high quality support throughout their training year.

Our Alliance schools encompass the full age range from 3 to 18. Trainees may be offered the opportunity to gain experience in post 16 education. GLA schools share skills, experience, talent and capacity to help improve the learning and achievements of young people across the region and beyond.

At the GLA we encourage our trainees to seek to inspire, to challenge and to discover. We want to inspire those we work with; pupils, teachers and leaders to achieve their personal best. We are dedicated to the development of teachers throughout their career, from Initial Teacher Training within the GLA, through to leaders of schools. For further information visit our website:

Website: (https://www.greenlightalliance.org.uk/)

About the accredited provider

The GLA works in partnership with the University of Huddersfield to deliver a professional teacher training programme. The GLA chose to work with the University of Huddersfield as we recognise their commitment to delivering a high quality PGCE Programme (with QTS).

For further information about the University of Huddersfield visit:

(http://www.hud.ac.uk/)

Training with disabilities and other needs

At the GLA we welcome applications from individuals with disabilities, recognising the valuable and important contribution individuals bring to school life. We will always seek to ensure individuals with disabilities and other needs are supported during their placement.

We adhere to The Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, which require teacher training providers to ensure they are not discriminating against applicants with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN).

All our partner Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.

Contact details

Email
teachingschool@shelleycollege.org
Telephone
01484 868777
Website
http://www.greenlightalliance.org.uk
Address
Shelley College (and 6th Form)
Huddersfield Road
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD8 8NL

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: 1ZG
  • Training programme code: 2G43

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
- Main Site Huddersfield Road, Shelley, Huddersfield HD8 8NL

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