Successful completion of the course will lead to the award Qualified Teacher Status along with 60 credits towards a Masters.
PGCE: programme structure
Profile of a successful student
Russell completed his PGCE in secondary science last year at University of Wolverhampton, following a number of years working as an avionic technician working on aircraft with the RAF. He had always enjoyed all aspects right from his time at school largely due to the impact of a motivational physics teacher. He completed a part time degree with the Open University following on from a BTEC in Engineering. After a few visits to a secondary school he realised that following the example of the teachers that had inspired him was the way to feel true fulfilment in his career. The PGCE motivated him immediately, with time to discuss his needs and development while given the independence to feel a proper teacher. He learned a lot from the contrasting schools available to him during his PGCE and the committed colleagues who willingly offered advice and guidance during the programme.
Russell easily secured a post teaching in a school close to his home well before the end of the programme. He is now enjoying the challenge of motivating the next generation of scientists.
· Following successful completion of this award, you could also use your 60 Masters-level credits towards any of our Masters degrees in the field of education which can be continued within your NQT year.
Become a critical reflective teacher with high levels of subject knowledge and a wide understanding of educational theory and practice
Professional skills required to achieve outstanding results in relation to student progress including data analysis, communication, lesson planning and assessment methods.
Interview and Selection
The main purpose of the interview is to:
o give you an insight into the nature of the course, the teaching profession and to assess your commitments to it
o explore your subject strengths and areas for development
o assess your ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English
o arrange a partnership school visit as necessary
o assess knowledge and understanding of National Curriculum for Physical Education in schools
o answer all of your question
Please view further information regarding interview preparation
Pre-entry Professional Skills Tests
Applicants for initial teacher training (ITT) courses which begin in 2015/16 are required to have passed the skills tests before the start of the course. Further information is available on the Department for Education website.
You will not be eligible to register and take the tests until after you have submitted an application for an ITT programme. Those applicants who satisfy the above entry requirements AND who have passed both tests may be offered an interview before applicants who are still to complete the tests.
Please note that:
Application forms should be able to demonstrate not only your depth of subject knowledge but also your enthusiasm and commitment to a career in teaching.
You will need to complete once you have a Conditional Offer, a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a medical declaration clearance and a prohibition check prior to starting the course.
We wish you every success with your application.