Physics with Academies Enterprise Trust: West Midlands Accredited provider: The University of Warwick

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/our-teaching-school

About the course

We'll provide you with the skills needed to forge a strong personal and professional identity, which you will continue to develop throughout your career.

Course aims:

*Gain practical teaching experience in contrasting schools

*Build your confidence and help you reflect on your professional practice

*Become an authority on the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations

*Learn to teach a specialist subject of your choosing

*Learn to manage pupils' behaviour and maintain a purposeful learning environment

*Grow confident in the latest technologies and develop multimedia resources

*Leave with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin your teaching career

Interview process

Candidates whose application form shows that they meet our short-listing criteria will be invited to an Interview Day.

The selection process will usually involve:

*A classroom-based task

*Time with staff/departments

*A formal interview

*A written task

How school placements work

The School Direct route offers trainees an extended Professional Practice placement in one main school (called a “Base School”), supplemented by an additional placement (half a term) in a contrasting school.

This ensures a varied and balanced experience of teaching in different settings, whilst allowing you to contribute significantly to the life of your Base School.

Fees

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

Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government which you repay gradually through small monthly repayments.

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £28,000
  • a bursary of £26,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Physics 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 how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

*Minimum 2.2 degree or above

*GCSE Level 4 (Grade C) or above in English and Maths

Ideally you'll have studied Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Physics or a related discipline.

If you have a good A-Level in this subject, you may still be considered by completing a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) programme. Make sure you mention you would be willing to do this in your UCAS application.

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

*Have passed the DfE's Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy

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

About the training provider

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the largest academy trust in the country with a national network of over 60 academies across England.

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

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

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

About the accredited provider

Studying at Warwick means you’ll be supported by highly experienced tutors, practitioners, and mentors. We're known nationally for the quality for our training.

We’re a top-ranked university in the Midlands, with Ofsted Outstanding teacher education courses.

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
tbentham@academiesenterprisetrust.org
Telephone
07990 538911
Website
http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/our-teaching-school
Address
AET School Direct - West Midlands
Academies Enterprise Trust

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: 2CJ
  • Training programme code: 2ZW7

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
T Academies Enterprise Trust: The Rawlett School Comberford Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 9AA

Advice and support

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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