National Online Teacher Training
Biology (3DYD)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Yorkshire and Humber Teacher Training
Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

QTS (qualified teacher status) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
20 November 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.nationalonlineteachertraining.co.uk/

About the course

More time spent in the classroom

With elements of the course delivered online there is no need for you to attend centre or university-led lectures. This means you can be based full time in your placement school to benefit from immersion in the school environment from the very start of your training.

Teacher Training Enhancement Programme (TTEP)

The TTEP suite of online resources takes you through the Professional Studies 1 and Subject Studies that you need at the start of your teacher training. Professional Studies 2 builds on this to extend and improve your teaching. This is supported by our pedagogy sessions that are aligned with the Teachers’ Standards to provide coherent examples of best practice.

Access to your dedicated online support package

This is a suite of online facilities that allows trainees’ progress on the ITT to be tracked. This includes tools for lesson observations, mentor meetings, evidence tracking, and checkpoint assessments against the Teachers’ Standards.

School-based mentor support

You will have a dedicated school-based mentor who will help you to integrate into the school and offer support and advice during the training year.

Dedicated support via NOTT tutor

Your dedicated NOTT tutor will support you through your training and will work with you and your mentor to help you gain QTS.

Interview process

At NOTT we believe that our children deserve the very best teachers and therefore our selection process is rigorous. It consists of four elements:

  • interview

-taught session

-subject knowledge test

-educational knowledge test

These four elements combine to allow us to assess your potential to train to teach with NOTT. The interview allows us to get to know you as a person, your interests and rationale for applying. The taught session enables you to show you natural flair and how you interact with children. The subject knowledge test is used to identify areas for work before you start, and the educational test shows us that you have an interest in current educational practice and school life.

How school placements work

Initial Teacher Training is a professional course and we therefore discuss placement requests with our applicants. We aim to balance the requirements of the school, and it ethos, with the personality of you as a trainee. We also try to minimize travel time, as it is not the best use of that scarce resource! As we are a large partnership, both with number and geographically, we can meet most requests.

Our schools are either 11-16 or 11-18. You will be timetabled for classes across the 11-16 range, with additional post 16 experience if available in that school. If it is not, you will gain that experience in your second placement or enhancement week.

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’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 - 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

You will require a grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent) and a recognised degree which includes at least 60 credits at level 6.

Personal qualities

We are looking for the best teachers for our children, so we want you to have a real desire to see them succeed. It is important that you are enthusiast about your subject - you will be teaching it for the foreseeable future, so you need to enjoy it! Finally, you need to be proactive, ready to put yourself out there to make a difference.

Other requirements

All applicants will be subject to and enhanced DBS check and a fitness to teach questionnaire carried hour by occupational health.

About the training provider

Welcome to the National Online Teacher Training (NOTT) Programme, a new online initiative to suit modern busy lifestyles that enables trainees to complete most of their teacher training through distance learning.

Train to teach one of the priority subjects of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Spanish, French, Computer Science, Geography or Religious Studies. Our courses lead to QTS via a two stage route into teaching. The unique approach of NOTT allows us to offer you support before and during your teacher training.

With elements of the course delivered online there is no need for you to attend centre or university-led lectures. This means you can be based full time in your placement school to benefit from immersion in the school environment from the very start of your training.

About the accredited body

YHTT has a highly successful track record of developing outstanding school teachers. We have excellent rates of employment for our graduates both within our alliance schools and also elsewhere in the region and beyond. Our alliance and partnership is made up of excellent schools. Additionally, we are delighted to be working with The Constellation Trust and The Yorkshire and the Humber Co-operative Learning Trust. Their Teacher Training activity has an excellent track record of producing first rate trained teachers and we believe this Alliance allows us to, together, produce a generation of outstanding teachers.

What's a SCITT?

Training with disabilities and other needs

With elements of the course delivered online there is no need for you to attend centre or university-led lectures. This means you can be based full time in your placement school to benefit from immersion in the school environment from the very start of your training.

The TTEP suite of online resources takes you through the Professional Studies 1 and Subject Studies that you need at the start of your teacher training. Professional Studies 2 builds on this to extend and improve your teaching. This is supported by our pedagogy sessions that are aligned with the Teachers’ Standards to provide coherent examples of best practice.

Contact details

Email
contact@nationalonlineteachertraining.co.uk
Telephone
08000 319 319
Website
http://www.nationalonlineteachertraining.co.uk/
Address
540 Hall Road
Hull
Kingston upon Hull
HU4 7JB

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: 2LC
  • Training programme code: 3DYD

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Name Address Code
Taunton TA1 4AR Z
Maidstone ME15 6YE W
Swindon Swindon S
Birmingham B4 7DA C
Liverpool L2 2RU F
Reading RG1 7LA P
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1LP K
Bristol BS1 6BX D
Yorkshire and The Humber HU2 8LN H
Luton LU1 5BL R
Eastern NR2 4SN A
Shrewsbury SY1 1LH Y
Plymouth PL1 5EJ N
Leicester LE1 5FQ J
Peterbrough PE1 1EJ U
Carlisle CA3 8NA X
York YO1 6FZ T
Northampton NN1 2JJ Q
London W1A 1AA L
Yorkshire LS2 9JT B
Manchester M60 2LA G
Southampton SO14 0DA O
East Midlands NG7 2RD E
Sheffield S1 2LG I
Newcastle NE1 7RU M
Ipswich IP1 2AN V

Support and advice

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

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