This unique programme maximises your time in school and classrooms. Even the PGCE is drawn directly from your work in school and is not a separate taught course.
We aim to match you with a home school in our partnership that matches your particular interest in SEND and/or suits your geographical location where this is possible.
You will start the course with an introduction at your home school. This is followed by an assessed placement for either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 in a mainstream primary school.
This full-time course includes both school-based experience and sessions at the university with a strong focus on integrating theory and practice. At least 120 days will be based in schools. School placements are carefully structured to ensure the gradual development of your confidence as an effective teacher through building up experiences working with university-based mentors and school-based mentors.
It is an integrated academic and professional preparation for teaching, combining study at either postgraduate or professional level with practical training to meet the Teachers’ Standards. The goal is that you should become a reflective practitioner – a teacher who thinks about their experiences and learns from them in order to improve their practice.
The course will include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, tutorials, school-based training and will recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The university-based sessions are very much a starting point for the training undertaken in schools through observation and working alongside experienced teachers.
In order to be eligible for the programme you would need to hold the following qualifications:
Before you start the course, you will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) security check.
Exceed SCITT is part of Exceed Academies Trust in Bradford and is an accredited provider of Qualified Teacher Status, we hold an Ofsted rating of Outstanding, a recognition of the quality training we provide. We work closely with our School Direct partners in Bradford, Keighley and Leeds.
Our unique programme maximises the time spent in school and access to tutors with up to date professional practice and expertise drawn from their work in schools. We have an excellent track record of supporting trainees in completing the programme for QTS and gaining employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher
When you apply on the Department for Education (DfE) website, your application will go through an initial screening process. If your application makes it through the initial screen, you will be formally invited to an interview in one of our School Direct partner schools.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.
To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.
Sponsorship is not available for this course.
If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.
Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.
Find out more about training to teach in England.
If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.
Disability Support at interview: If you have a sensory or physical disability, dyslexia, a mental health or medical condition, please let us know if you need some support during the selection process.
We recommend you contact both ourselves and University Admissions within three days of receiving an invite to interview so we can arrange (for example) extra time in order to complete reading or written tasks if required; a sign language interpreter; a note taker; materials in a different format; wheelchair access.
We will try to accommodate your requests so that you can fully participate in the interview without any disadvantage.
Disability Access All training venues and schools must meet statutory requirements for access, but individual needs will be accommodated wherever possible.
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