Goldington Academy
Design and Technology (Food and Product Design) (2ZBY)

PGCE with QTS, full time or part time

Accredited body
University of Bedfordshire
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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
https://www.goldingtonacademy.org.uk/Vacancies

About the course

This course will provide you with opportunities to teach Key stages three and four and includes the experience teaching of GCSE Design Technology and WJEC Hospitality and catering.

You will be attached to a tutor group and have the opportunity to develop pastoral skills.

You will have the opportunity to participate in the wide extra-curricular life of the school.

The school has a varied CPD programme which will be accessible to you.

You will have a mentor who you will meet with weekly to aid your development.

Four days will be spent in school, with one day (Friday) spent at the University of Bedfordshire with subject specific tutors.

Interview process

You will be invited to visit Goldington Academy where you will meet with the ITT coordinator. During this visit you will tour the school and meet with members of your department. You will observe a variety of lessons and have the opportunity to work with a small group of students.

You will then attend an interview at the University of Bedfordshire where you will participate in group and written tasks, alongside a formal interview.

How school placements work

You will spend the first and third term at Goldington Academy.

You will have an additional placement during the Spring term, in an alternative school, which will be local to your home (wherever possible)

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £15,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility 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

Please see basic details for qualifications required

About the training provider

"Goldington Academy is a very welcoming school where pupils achieve well. Pupils, from the youngest to the eldest, and from varying backgrounds, work together with respect for one another and the staff. Pupils feel a sense of belonging at Goldington Academy, and consequently, they are well placed to learn and achieve." Ofsted 2015

Goldington Academy is an ambitious and aspirational school where student success is at the heart of all decision making. In order to reach their potential students need to study in schools with strong leadership, high standards of behaviour and well qualified teachers.

The school's accommodation and facilities are excellent. All of our classrooms are equipped with interactive technologies. There are extensive specialist facilities for Art, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Cooking and Nutrition, Music and Science. Sports facilities include a gymnasium, a sports hall and an all-weather synthetic grass mutli-use games.

At key stage three all students study English, Maths, Science, Humanties, French, Art, DT, Computing, PE, Drama and Music.

Students start GCSE courses in Year 9 spending 19 periods studying compulsory subjects – English Language and Literature, Maths, History or Geography, Science, French, RS and PE. Six periods are spent learning optional subjects including Art, Computer Science, Creative I Media, DT, Drama, Music, PE, Spanish.

Goldington Academy have experience of successfully working with trainee teachers for a number of years. Where positions arise, we have a strong record in regards to the employment of our trainee teachers as members of staff on completion of the course.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Goldington Academy is a fully accessible site.

There is a designated Health and Wellbeing lead for staff.

Contact details

Email
chapmanl@goldington.beds.sch.uk
Telephone
01234261516
Website
https://www.goldingtonacademy.org.uk/Vacancies
Address
Goldington Academy
Haylands Way
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK41 9BX

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: 2DM
  • Training programme code: 2ZBY

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
Goldington Academy
Haylands Way, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 9BZ
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