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 Computing 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.
About the training provider
The Swindon Teacher Training Partnership (STTP) comprises five schools and offers an exciting opportunity to train as a secondary school teacher with a ‘hands on’ approach.
You will gain experience of the classroom environment from day one as you observe experienced practitioners and, under their mentorship, begin to develop your own teaching practice as you take on responsibility for planning and delivering lessons at a pace that suits you.
As part of a cohort of trainees, you will receive training in the fundamental aspects of teaching: how to manage behaviour for effective learning; how to plan lessons that maximise progress for pupils; how to effectively check for pupil understanding and provide intervention when necessary etc.
This in-school, practical experience, is underpinned by the academic expertise of the University of the West of England (UWE) who will deliver aspects of the core teacher training programme and guide you through the academic assignments that will lead to the PGCE qualification.
STTP is the only secondary training partnership based solely in Swindon. This means that your placement schools will be within the town at one of our five partner schools: Lydiard Park Academy; Abbey Park School; Commonweal School; St Joseph's Catholic College and Highworth Warneford School.
Within the partnership we can offer you experience of Sixth Form teaching and the opportunity to work with pupils that have additional needs. If you would like more information or to contact us directly, visit STTP.org.uk.
About the accredited body
UWE Bristol is in the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction and has been awarded the highest possible rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework 2018.
The Guardian ranked UWE as 5th in the UK for education in their 2019 university league table and they were ranked 9th in the Complete University Guide League Table 2019.
UWE students are extremely positive about their experience and the faculty remain committed to providing a teacher training experience which enables trainees to graduate as skilled and thoughtful practitioners.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are able to provide full access and support for disabilities Please contact the STTP if you would like to discuss your specific needs and how we could support you.
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:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Abbey Park School
Redhouse Way, Swindon SN252ND
The Mall, Old Town, Swindon SN14JE
Highworth Warneford School
Shrivenham Road, Swindon SN67BZ
Lydiard Park Academy
Grange Park Way, Swindon SN5 6HN
St Joseph s Catholic College
Ocotal Way, Swindon SN33LR
Support and advice
For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.
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