Modern Languages with Angel Islington Teaching School Alliance Accredited provider: London Metropolitan University

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.egaschool.co.uk

About the course

This is a Schools Direct tuition fee training programme. Candidates gain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education). Candidates study at London Metropolitan University one day per week and have training placements in two schools.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School

Interview process

Applicants will be interviewed at one of our partner schools. Successful applicants will then be recommended to London Metropolitan University for a second interview.

At the school interview candidates will be asked to deliver a lesson/part of a lesson to a class on a topic provided in advance and will be observed as they teach. Candidates may be asked to observe part of a lesson and discuss what they observed at interview.

Candidates will also get a school tour and be given the opportunity to ask questions of students and school staff.

How school placements work

Trainees will spend time in their first placement school in early September to gain experience of how the school functions. They then spend two to three weeks at university before returning to their placement one school in October, where they will observe lessons, teach parts of lessons and gradually build up to teaching classes.

Placement two starts around February and trainees will be teaching more classes at placement two.

During both placements trainees will have one afternoon of professional study sessions which run across the alliance, across subjects and, at times, primary and secondary trainees will work together. During both placements trainees will receive regular observations and feedback on how to improve.

Fees

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

Trainees pay fees directly to the university.

Bursaries are available for some trainees, please follow the below link for further information:

Gov.uk

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 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

Applicants should have an honours degree 2:2 or better, with 50% of the content in the subject to be taught.

Candidates should also have GCSE English and Maths at C/4+.

We will consider exceptional candidates with a 3rd class degree in some cases. We can support candidates with SKE (subject knowledge enhancement) courses if their degree drops below the 50% subject threshold.

Personal qualities

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about improving the life chances of young people, who want to be part of building the future and who see education as a process that goes beyond subject leading, to developing the whole child.

Candidates need to be resilient; able to work as part of a team and find creative solutions. Teaching is hard work but rewarding and you will never be bored.

It is an advantage if candidates have had experience working with young people.

Other requirements

All candidates will need to pass literacy and numeracy skills tests and places are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

Candidates will complete a self declaration on their suitability for teaching.

About the training provider

Angel Islington Teaching School Alliance is lead by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School which is an outstanding inner city 11-16 girls community school. We have been judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted since 2005 and our progress 8 scores are significantly positive.

As an alliance, we are committed to supporting the well-being of staff and students.

Everything we do is based on our core belief that every student can achieve in whatever field they chose, regardless of their starting point or background.

Train with us and make a difference to the lives of young people, many of whom are disadvantaged. You will be part of a peer group of trainees across our alliance that receives high quality training and support. Our trainees undertake professional studies across the alliance, and at times, across phases, to maximise learning. We hope our trainees will go on to work locally and take advantage of our career long training opportunities. We are located close to good transport hubs (Angel Islington and Kings Cross). Islington is a thriving borough with many opportunities for social activities. We are close to central London and all that offers.

Angel Teaching School Alliance

About the accredited provider

London Metropolitan University is a short bus ride from our main centre and can be reached within 30 minutes from all our schools. They have a proven track record of training teachers who go on to gain employment. They share our values of providing quality education, lifelong learning and opportunities for local people. Together we are training the outstanding teachers of the future who want to make a difference to the lives of our young learners.

London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Training with disabilities and other needs

Candidates with disabilities and other needs are supported by DDA compliance and personal evacuation plans, with adaptations made to accommodate needs. Some sites are fully accessible while others (in older buildings) are not. We will interview candidates at accessible sites and ensure placements take place at suitable sites and with appropriate adjustments.

All placements offer mentor support. Trainees who are employed in Islington schools (apprentices) can access Islington staff support. Apprentices can also access support through their university.

Contact details

Email
tina.southall@egas.islington.sch.uk
Telephone
02078370739
Website
http://www.egaschool.co.uk
Address
Donegal Street
Islington
London
London
N1 9QG

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: 2BZ
  • Training programme code: 39NY

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 Donegal Street, Islington, London N1 9QG

Advice and support

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