The Cambridge Partnership
Dance (386W)

QTS full time

Financial support
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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
August 2020
Website
http://www.thecambridgepartnership.co.uk

About the course

The course is an intensive programme of initial teacher education which aims to develop trainees' competence and confidence in the teaching of their chosen subject(s) and in the general professional role of the teacher.

The intention is to provide trainees with a set of insights, perspectives and information upon which they can build as their career develops and to present a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable course.

Throughout the year there is a focus upon subject knowledge and the context of education. The trainees maintain an extensive professional portfolio showing achievement in relation to the Teachers' Standards for QTS.

On this course trainees will develop the following:

  • a broad range of practical teaching skills
  • appropriate personal qualities and professional attitudes
  • an informed understanding of curriculum and teaching methodology
  • the capacity to reflect critically on professional practice
  • a cogent personal philosophy of education

How school placements work

You will undertake teaching placements in schools within the consortium. Teachers in the schools act as mentors to organise and monitor your training. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of school activities, such as parents' evenings, sports days, plays and concerts.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £7,250
EU students £7,250

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Minimum entry requirements:

  • GCSE English level 4/grade C or above; or equivalent;
  • GCSE maths level 4/grade C or above; or equivalent;
  • Bachelors Degree.

N.B. Qualifications in key and functional skills at level 2 are not equivalent to GCSEs in terms of content. TCP look for additional evidence of breadth of knowledge and understanding in applicants who have key and functional skills certificates but don’t have GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and mathematics, by using a provider approved Equivalency Test.

About the training provider

The Cambridge Partnership (TCP) has an excellent reputation for Initial Teacher Training, offering SCITT Core, SDTP and SDTP(salaried) courses across the whole of East Anglia; we are also pleased to consider applicants from further afield. We train in both primary and secondary phases and will consider applications for all subjects at secondary level. TCP also accepts trainees from the Researchers In Schools (RIS) programme and will be applying for provider status for the Apprenticeships programme during this year. We also offer, in partnership with an HEI, a PGCE element for those who want to take on extra study.

On the course you will be in school four days a week and follow a central training programme on Fridays, which augments your subject knowledge for teaching and your general professional development.

During the course you will receive strong support from TCP in the form of a Subject Specialist Tutor (secondary) or a Phase Manager (Primary). Well-being of trainees is crucial and we have developed a strong mechanism to support trainees in this respect. A qualified counsellor is available at no cost to you.

Over the course you will produce an e-portfolio of evidence, monitored by TCP and your school(s). You will also have assignments to complete and your teaching will be observed regularly, with feedback to ensure strong classroom practice.

In November 2017, TCP was graded “good” by Ofsted and we shall be pleased if you view our final report on the OfSTED website.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Cambridge Partnership (TCP) welcomes applications from candidates with disabilities. Once accepted on one of our courses, we will ask you to provide detail of your needs so that we can put in place bespoke support for each individual.

At the same time, TCP considers trainee well-being and mental health as crucial in developing outstanding teachers. We have a Cause4Care programme, which provides extra support for trainees who might have temporary or longer term personal challenges that are preventing good progress. We also have a qualified counsellor available to trainees at no cost.

TCP prides itself on its care for trainees with permanent or temporary disability. Quality Assurance data shows no difference in outcomes between trainees with disabilities and others.

Contact details

Email
info@thecambridgepartnership.co.uk
Telephone
01487 833707
Website
http://www.thecambridgepartnership.co.uk
Address
CMAT Swavesey Village College
Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB24 4RN

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: C03
  • Training programme code: 386W

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 - The Cambridge Partnership
CMAT Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB24 4RN
Yes -

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