Coastal Teaching Partnership South
Biology (3XYD)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Winchester
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.ctpsouth.uk/

About the course

This Schools Direct Teacher Training course is deliberately arranged so that your “hands-on” experience in the classroom, always under the close supervision and guidance of an experienced teacher, is complemented by the input from the University of Winchester plus Professional Development days across the consortium to contextualize and inform what you are experiencing in the classroom setting on a weekly basis.

Interview process

Once invited for interview you will be asked to teach a 25 min lesson in the subject area that interests you. You will, of course, be given information about the numbers of students, topic focus plus any other relevant information. We will also ask you to complete a short written and numeracy exercise plus deliver a 5 min presentation followed by questions. The process culminates in a 25 min interview.

How school placements work

You will be placed at a “home-school” where you will base yourself Monday to Thursday, for most of the academic training year. Between January and February half term (broadly) you will be placed in a second, ideally contrasting, school for Monday to Thursday. Fridays are set aside for University or Consortium training and reflection days.

Fees

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

You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 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.

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 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

Applicants must hold a degree of a UK university, higher education institution or an acceptable equivalent at 2:2 or above. Their degree should include a minimum content of 50% which is directly related to the subject which they are training to teach.

Applicants must be in possession of appropriate prior qualifications including GCSE grade C or above in English (or English Language) and Mathematics.

Personal qualities

We are looking for aspiring teachers who have a passion for their subject specialist area and who delight in sharing their love of learning with young people. You should be an organised and efficient self-starter who is willing to take on critical feedback in this undeniably intensive but hugely rewarding year of professional and personal growth. You should be resilient and resourceful.

Other requirements

The Department for Education has withdrawn the requirement for ITE applicants to complete literacy and numeracy Skills Tests.

During the selection process and as part of your training, you will be required to demonstrate competency in Fundamental skills in English and mathematics.

About the training provider

The CTPS was one of the first secondary Schools Direct teacher training providers on the South Coast and we are an established and experienced secondary teacher training provider. Centred in Fareham we liaise with education providers in the surrounding areas to the benefit of all schools and young people.

We are able to offer a variety of school experiences including Special School provision and work closely with the University of Winchester in developing teacher trainees academically and vocationally. Our students are truly comprehensive and trainees are guaranteed to given the opportunity to work students from different backgrounds and origins. You will be awarded a PGCE (Secondary) 11-18 at the end of the programme and will benefit from an experienced team of mentors in school and at the University to ensure that you make the very best progress over the course of the year meaning that you are best prepared for the challenges and opportunities of taking up a full time position in your first post as an Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).

About the accredited body

The University of Winchester is recognised by OfSted as an ‘Outstanding’ provider of teacher education at both primary and secondary level and has a long history of training teachers. Our passion is to provide you with a university experience that helps you reach your full potential and make a real difference in the world. We can offer you a stimulating and supportive learning environment that challenges and inspires, in a beautiful, historic cathedral city, located an hour from London by train.

The city of Winchester has a rich heritage and vibrant contemporary culture.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Your wellbeing is a top priority and we will do all we can to give you the chance to flourish and maximise your potential. In partnership with the University of Winchester there is a dedicated student support team to help with any questions or challenges you might experience during your studies. We work with you to support your wellbeing and mental health, provide confidential advice and offer workshops to boost your academic skills. If you have a disability or learning difference, we encourage you to get in touch before you apply so we can discuss tailored support for your individual needs.

Contact details

Email
sbarnes@croftonschool.co.uk
Telephone
01329 664251
Website
https://www.ctpsouth.uk/
Address
Coastal Teaching Partnership South
Crofton School, Marks Road
Stubbington, Fareham
Hampshire
PO14 2AT

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: 2LA
  • Training programme code: 3XYD

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
Main Site
Marks Road, Stubbington, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 2AT
Yes -

Support and advice

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