Academies Enterprise Trust: Eastern
Geography (2Z2H)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Essex Teacher Training
Financial support
Scholarship, 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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates?authuser=0

About the course

A one year, full-time, school based route. Trainees will achieve QTS and be enrolled on a Masters Programme with the University of Derby for the award of PGCE. Training is majority school-based with some centre-based training. Training occurs at various locations across Essex so we take into account your home address to try to keep travelling time to a minimum.

You will receive training on the general aspects of successful teaching and training around teaching your specific subject in secondary.

In school you will work closely with a subject / phase specific mentor and the ITT coordinator, who will meet regularly with you to assist you with your training plan. You will also have an external tutor who works for Essex Teacher Training, who will visit you in school 5 times in the year to check on your progress towards meeting the Teachers' Standards.

The PGCE is delivered locally in Essex by the University of Derby and comprises 3 assignments, which are spread across the course of the year.

Trainees will have access to an online e-portfolio system and online resources along with face to face training sessions. These along with the excellent support from in-school mentors and tutors from Essex Teacher Training, will mean you will feel fully prepared for working in the classroom. Your teaching load will start small and increase gradually as the year progresses. The rate at which this increases will be decided by you and your tutors and take into account any prior experience.

Assessment is via observations of you teaching, reflective pieces of writing and specific tasks relating to the different Teachers' Standards.

Interview process

You will be invited to an interview in the lead school or one of our partner schools. This interview could include: an activity with pupils eg teaching part of a lesson, or taking a group activity; a pupil panel interview; a written task and a formal interview with a small panel of representatives from the school and wider School Direct partnership. If successful, you will be given a conditional offer of a place to train.

How school placements work

Trainees will complete training in two different schools during the course of the year.

Typically trainees spend the autumn term in their host school and then go to a second placement school during the first part of the Spring term and then return to their host school for the remainder of the year. Trainees are in school 4 days a week and attend training on the 5th day.

We endeavour to keep travelling time to school to a minimum so we will take into account your home address when allocating a school.

The programme covers the secondary age range 11-16. You will be required to teach at both KS3 and KS4 and will have the opportunity to teach KS5 but it is not a requirement.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,150
EU students £9,150

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £17,000
  • a bursary of £15,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Geography or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Degree Qualification

A first degree at classification 2:2 or above. A first degree comprises 300 HE credits of which 60 must be at Level 6 of QCF. If your degree is from a non-UK university you will need to approach NARIC to gain an equivalence certificate.

GCSE Qualifications

GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 in English and Maths

Personal qualities

We are looking for inspiring, knowledgeable and ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their school phase and/or subject specialism and have a desire to share this and make a real difference to young people's lives and futures.

Other requirements

*Satisfactory clearance fro​m the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

About the training provider

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is an education trust with a national network of 58 academies across England.

At AET, our mission is pure and simple: to enable our pupils to lead remarkable lives. This is the golden thread that binds us all together – the reason that despite our very different paths to AET, we are all part of one family.

We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It’s what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you’ll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we’re inspiring. Come inspire their remarkable with us.

We are looking for individuals who identify with our values which are:

Be unusually brave

Discover what’s possible

Push the limits

Be big hearted

In joining the Trust in your training year you will have the opportunity to make a transformational impact in communities you work within inspiring their remarkable.

Whatever your area of expertise, if you have the right skills and outlook, AET is an excellent place to develop your remarkable career.

To make your next move a career-defining opportunity, choose to train with us.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities and other needs, so please let us and the accrediting provider know if you would like us to make any adjustments to support you during the application, interview process and throughout your programme.

Contact details

Email
recruitment@academiesenterprisetrust.org
Telephone
02039475689
Website
https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates?authuser=0
Address
AET School Direct - Eastern
Academies Enterprise Trust
3rd Floor, 183 Eversholt Street
London
NW1 1BU

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: 2CG
  • Training programme code: 2Z2H

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
Greensward Academy
Greensward Lane, Hockley, Essex SS5 5HG
Yes G
Maltings Academy
Spinks Lane, Witham, Essex CM8 1EP
Yes M
New Rickstones Academy
Conrad Road, Witham, Essex, Essex CM8 2SD
Yes N
Tendring Technology College
Rochford Way, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex CO13 0AZ
Yes T

Support and advice

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