Physical Education with Castle View Enterprise Teaching Alliance Accredited provider: University of Sunderland

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
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.castleviewenterpriseacademy.co.uk/

About the course

The Physical Education (PE) course is a secondary tuition course. This means that you will pay a tuition fee for your course.

The training you receive will take place within school and the University of Sunderland. You will start the academic year at your school placement. You will usually spend one full day a week at the University of Sunderland, plus induction days and review weeks. You will be at the University for approximately 15 full days during the training year. You will be taught via lectures, seminars, tutorials, project work and group work. The University will provide you with your education assignments and evidence-based research. You will have the support of a University Mentor throughout your training year.

Work-based learning will be based in your school. You will have a subject mentor and a generic mentor at your school placement. Training sessions will be provided by your host school. You will have weekly mentor meetings to support your development as a teacher. Your mentor will also observe your lessons on a weekly basis and support your reflective practice.

Assessments will be a mix of written assignments, case studies and one to one assessments of your teaching practice.

Our School Direct programme requires you to complete a teaching placement in two of the schools within our alliance. You will complete the majority of your teaching practice in your lead school. You will also complete a shorter teaching practice (normally five weeks) in one of our partner schools. There will be the opportunity for trainees to visit other schools in the alliance for additional training opportunities including lesson observations and post-16 teaching experience.

This School Direct (Tuition) Post Graduate Certificate of Education degree awards you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which you need to teach in any state-maintained school in England and Wales.

Interview process

You will be invited into the Academy. The process usually takes half a day during which you will:

  • have a tour of the Academy;
  • deliver a teaching episode to a KS3 class;
  • have the opportunity to discuss the programme with both Academy staff, staff from your placement school and staff from the University of Sunderland;
  • have the opportunity to meet the subject and generic mentors;
  • complete a short written task;
  • have an interview with the School Direct lead and a member of University staff.

As part of the application process, you must also have:

  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be completed with the University of Sunderland once you have been offered and accepted a place on the course.
  • A completed medical pro forma (based on DFEE Circular 8/92).
  • A pass on the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy, set by the Department for Education. These must be completed before we can confirm your place on the course.

How school placements work

Our School Direct programme requires you to complete a teaching placement in two of the schools within our alliance. You will complete the majority of your teaching practice in your lead school. You will also complete a shorter teaching practice (normally five weeks) in one of our partner schools.

Our partner schools are:

  • Belmont Community College
  • Durham School
  • King James I Academy
  • King’s Priory
  • Oxclose Community Academy
  • St Wilfrid’s RC College
  • Villa Real

Your school will be selected according to the requirements / requests of each alliance school for placements. You will be advised as part of the application process as to which schools have vacancies in your subject.

All schools within the alliance contribute to our School Direct training programme; hosting training days in their areas of expertise. As a result trainees will have the opportunity to visit a range of schools in our alliance.

All trainees will have the opportunity to teach Key Stage 5 at either their host school or on their shorter placement.

Fees

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

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

You will usually need a 2:2 (or above) honours degree from a UK Higher Education institution or an equivalent qualification and be deemed suitable to train to teach by the School of Education at the University of Sunderland.

You should also hold a GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English Language. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

Other requirements

You must also have:

  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be completed with the University of Sunderland once you have been offered and accepted a place on the course.
  • A completed medical pro forma (based on DFEE Circular 8/92).
  • A pass on the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy,

About the training provider

Castle View Enterprise Academy is an 11 to 16 Academy situated in North of Sunderland. We have an excellent reputation for teacher training and extensive experience of running and supporting successful ITT programmes including GTP, School Direct and PGCE placements for the University of Sunderland, Newcastle University and Durham University. Using this experience and expertise, we have worked with the University of Sunderland to develop our School Direct training programme for secondary School Direct trainee teachers.

Within our School Direct alliance are the following North East schools:

  • Belmont Community College (11-16, Durham)
  • Durham School (Independent 11-18, Durham)
  • King James I Academy (11-18, Bishop Auckland)
  • King’s Priory (11-18, North Tyneside)
  • Oxclose Community Academy (11-16, Washington)
  • St Wilfrid’s RC College (11-18, South Tyneside)
  • Villa Real (Special School, 2-19, Consett)

The training you receive will take place within school and the University of Sunderland. You will usually spend one full day a week at the University of Sunderland, plus induction days and review weeks. Work-based learning will be based in your school.

Our School Direct programme requires you to complete a teaching placement in two of the schools within our alliance. You will complete the majority of your teaching practice in your lead school. You will also complete a shorter teaching practice in one of our partner schools. There will be the opportunity for trainees to visit other schools in the alliance for additional training opportunities including lesson observations and post-16 teaching experience.

About the accredited provider

We are proud to work in partnership with the University of Sunderland. The University has successfully trained teachers for over 100 years and their School of Education is recognised as world leading in the field of research (Research Excellence Framework).

Through our partnership with the University, our trainee teachers benefit from the support of the Secondary Tutor Team who are experts in their fields and related pedagogies. Trainees are allocated a Personal Tutor from the university who will work alongside the school-based mentor to provide academic, pastoral and placement support.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We follow the University of Sunderland's Diversity Statement:

'We celebrate and value the diversity of all students and staff, working to ensure that all are welcome in our community and do not face discrimination or encounter barriers with regard to their disability.'

The University of Sunderland's Disability Support Team provides advice, information and guidance to students with a disability; students with mental health conditions and students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia.

On application, please contact the Disability Support Team for disability-related queries:

Email: disability.support@sunderland.ac.uk

Telephone: 01915152952

Contact details

Email
mcdermott.e@cvea.co.uk
Telephone
01915946330
Website
http://www.castleviewenterpriseacademy.co.uk/
Address
Castle View Enterprise Academy
Cartwright Road
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear

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: 2FS
  • Training programme code: 3BLX

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 Cartwright Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR5 3DX

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