Middlesex University
English (Q3X1)

PGCE with QTS full time

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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.mdx.ac.uk

About the course

At Middlesex University, we are passionate about language and literature in all its forms. Combining the educational theory and practice offered on this course, it will equip you with the range of skills necessary to educate and inspire pupils in an English classroom. Subject knowledge and pedagogy are at the heart of effective English teaching and this course will enable you to not only promote pupil progress and attainment but to get pupils enthused about all aspects of English.

During your studies, you will undertake teaching placements in two complimentary secondary schools. To ensure a highly personalised programme, schools are carefully selected to suit each individual and provide a broad range of educational experiences. Within the placements, you will be excellently supported by school-based mentors as well as your University Tutor. This is a real feature of the course as you will be supported at every stage of your training.

The course includes interrelated elements that focus on the classroom, language, literature and communication. Key areas addressed during the course include the teaching of literature; the power of language; media aspects of English; an exploration of support for learning needs; and the role of Drama within English. All of the taught sessions are interactive and engaging, modelling the qualities required to be an excellent English classroom practitioner.

For more information, see

mdx.ac.uk

Interview process

Entry onto this course requires an interview. We use the interview to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests in teaching, and to explore why you want to study with us. The interview process is likely to include a presentation, group discussion, reading and writing tasks to probe subject knowledge, and an individual face-to-face interview. Tutors will use the process to make judgements about your potential to be trained as a teacher in your chosen subject area and your suitability to work with children.

How school placements work

During your training year, you will spend at least 120 days in schools. This includes placements in a minimum of two secondary schools, selected carefully so that you experience different approaches to school management and organisation as well as varied teaching and learning styles. You will teach classes across the 11-16 age range and have the opportunity for post 16 enhancement. You will return to University for one day each week for lectures, seminars and workshops with the secondary education team. Each placement provides a sustained teaching experience with a gradual increase in responsibility for planning, teaching and assessment. Within the placements, you will be supported by school-based mentors as well as your University Tutor. You will also have the opportunity to have a placement at an alternative learning environment such as a pupil referral unit, Special Needs School or museum. The Middlesex ITT Partnership extends across Greater London and also includes some schools in neighbouring local authorities, such as Hertfordshire.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £12,500

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £15,000 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.

Financial support from the training provider

At Middlesex, we understand that many of our students may experience financial difficulties. We offer our students a wide variety of additional financial support options to help them fund or part-fund their education.

For further information, see;

www.mdx.ac.uk

Requirements

Qualifications

You need at least a 2.2 Bachelor honours degree in a subject relevant to your chosen subject area.

Level 3 qualification in English Language or English Literature

You must have GCSE grade C / grade 4 or above in English and Maths or be retaking them this year.

Personal qualities

To strengthen applications it is recommended that you have obtained, or have set up to obtain, recent and relevant experience within state secondary school settings in England.

Other requirements

You must pass the DfE Professional Skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests.

You must be judged suitable to work with children after being subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and other required background checks. Please see;

www.mdx.ac.uk

About the training provider

The education department has been involved in teacher training since the 1950s and has a long-established reputation for the provision of high quality teacher training. The department is based at the Hendon campus in London. We are committed to developing excellence in all areas of teaching, learning and professional practice in a wide range of contexts. We have high expectations of all our training teachers and work tirelessly to ensure that each individual reaches their full potential and becomes confident and highly employable. As a result, rates of employment are high across the partnership and many of our trainees stay within the partnership for their first teaching post. Our trainees come form a diverse range of backgrounds and typically all complete their training as good or outstanding trainees. During the last Ofsted inspection, inspectors commended the strong support for current and former trainees and the skilful way in which tutors tailor their work to meet the individual needs of trainees, providing challenge and support as required. Trainees are encouraged to develop their own support networks with peers, sharing resources and ideas. As a result, trainees are confident and able to seek advice and help during and after they have completed training.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We aim to provide an inclusive teaching and learning environment which caters for all trainees. We work closely with the Middlesex University Dyslexia and Disability Service to ensure that we are able to provide the appropriate support.

For more information, see;

mdx.ac.uk

We endeavour to ensure that each trainee is supported on an individual basis, dependent on their needs. We strive to build resilience, and we prepare trainees for the potential pressure points on the course with bespoke ‘well-being' sessions and provide individual personal support for trainees experiencing stress or anxiety.

Contact details

Email
enquiries@mdx.ac.uk
Telephone
020 8411 5555
Website
http://www.mdx.ac.uk
Address
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
Hendon
London
NW4 4BT

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: M80
  • Training programme code: Q3X1

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
Hendon Campus Middlesex University, The Burroughs NW4 4BT H

Support and advice

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