About the course
HART of Yorkshire SCITT offers school-based routes into teaching. Our programmes lead to qualified teacher status recommended by HART of Yorkshire SCITT and a PGCE (worth 60 masters credits) awarded by Northumbria University. We will give you all the support and knowledge you need to develop an evidence-based approach to teaching. You will complete four academic assignments by the end of the two years. You will be in at least 2 schools, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
We have developed a part-time, flexible approach to teacher training for those people who would not normally be able to train to teach due to financial and time constraints.
Part-Time PGCE with QTS has three options for study:
- Standard Model - This model allows for trainees to combine part-time and full-time teaching practices over the two years. You are in training 2 days per week until an eight week full-time block between April and June in year one. In year two, you are in school for 2 days per week until a nine week practice between January and April. This model works well for someone who wishes to work full-time as a teacher at the end of the training and is able to invest in the full-time placements.
- Flexible Option 1 - You will train two days per week throughout the two years and then complete a full-time teaching practice of 8 weeks at the end of year two (finishing in May). This is perfect for people who need to train part-time but wish to work as a full-time teacher at the end of the programme and show employing schools that you can manage the full-time work load.
- Flexible Option 2 - Trainees will train two days per week throughout the two years then 3 days per week at the end of year two (for 12 weeks finishing in July). This is ideal for someone who wishes to teach part-time as a teacher after graduation.
All together, over the two years, trainees will have more than 140 days in school for each option and 36 days training centrally or in regional groups. Central training takes place in Harrogate or in regional hubs dependent upon location of trainees.
Training will combine learning in the classroom, on-line modules, academic assignments, regional tutor groups, central training, themed visits to schools to observe good practice, and evidencing The Teachers' Standards.
How school placements work
Placement schools can be elected by trainees or the SCITT. All trainees must have been in at least 2 schools and contrasting key stages by the end of the programme. Schools are matched with trainees based on the current strengths of the school and the requirements of the trainee. In this way we ensure that trainees have the best possible support in school over their training years and a personalised approach to training.
Starting in the the autumn term, you will be based in your main placement school. You will be seen as a member of staff, quickly appreciating the workplace and seeing theory put into practice every day following a carefully designed plan to support your learning. You will undertake training by staff in your school as well as tutor groups, central training sessions and other activities with trainee teachers from other schools on the programme.
When you are ready, you will start to take responsibility to deliver parts of lessons on your own. The programme will build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. As you become more confident and competent you will take on greater responsibility until you are teaching full lessons.
You will need to demonstrate that you meet the Teachers’ Standards to achieve QTS. You will also complete academic assignments in order to achieve a PGCE. These assignments are focused on your understanding of how children learn, your specialist subject knowledge and your vision for education.
Throughout your year you will be supported by a well-trained school-based tutor, your academic tutor, the programme leads and your link tutor.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Where trainees need to extend their placement due to absence through illness or where there has been a delay in the development progress of the trainee, additional charges may be made when training extends into a further training year.
This price is for the Standard Model which is over 5 terms. The charge for the flexible options, which are over 6 terms, is £11,100
GCSE grade C or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science. These three qualifications should have been awarded prior to application or be underway during application. Equivalency examinations are accepted but NOT in Key Skills at Level 2. HART offer equivalency testing in Science
Minimum 2, preferably 3 A-levels of good grades.
2.1 honours degree from a UK University or equivalent qualification ( 2.2 degrees will be considered if supported by evidence of other academic achievement, experience or personal qualities).
Some experience is helpful prior to application as it will help applicants to better understand the role of a teacher.
You will be able to demonstrate -
- A high degree of emotional intelligence, the ability to empathise and have a sound understanding of equality and diversity.
- A real sense of moral purpose and a tireless energy to achieve the best for your pupils.
- Commitment, resilience and the ability to reflect in order to learn from your own experiences as well as the experiences of others.
we will need to complete the following for all applicants prior to the start of the programme:
- More detailed references
- Identity and security checks
- Health Checks
About the training provider
We are a specialist primary training provider based in North Yorkshire. We have very high rates of completion and employment at the end of the programme.
Our trainees tell us that they love training with us, would recommend the programme to others and are well supported during their training year both in school and by the central SCITT team.
HART of Yorkshire SCITT operates as an independent provider of initial teacher training. Our programme, administered by Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust, runs across schools in North Yorkshire and Leeds. Our cutting edge training draws upon the best research and development across the globe, with nationally acclaimed trainers who prepare trainees for a successful career.
"Training focuses on teaching and learning, is continually updated, linked to evidence-based research and rooted in successful classroom practice." Ofsted 2018.
Training with disabilities and other needs
HART of Yorkshire SCITT believes that diversity in applications to initial teacher training brings a richness to education in our schools.
Considerations are made at the point of application and after the offer of a place on the programme, a health questionnaire and full assessment is completed and adjustments are made to support accessibility for trainees with physical, mental or other health issues.
Placement schools across North Yorkshire are selected to support trainees with accessibility issues. Trainees needing support in different ways will be placed according to the strengths of the schools within the partnership.
The main central training site and on-line learning platform supports access for all learners.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Training provider code:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Harrogate Town and Rural Area Schools
Bilton Grange School, Bilton Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 3BA
Ripon and Rural Schools
Skipton Area, South and North Craven Schools
Skipton Area Schools BD20 8HB
Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance - Leeds Area Schools
Hollin Hill Drive, Leeds LS8 2PW
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