Routes into Teaching.
In partnership with the University of Derby at our Training Centre in Barton-under-Needwood.
Undertake specific school based tasks and activities in place of PGCE assignments with additional hours in schools.
Flexibility to train to teach around other commitments or interests.
At the John Taylor SCITT we actively encourage all trainees to consider the PGCE route into teaching. We do believe the blend teaching practice in schools and the critical reflection and pedagogical understanding that you gain from undertaking the PGCE makes trainees’ development stronger and sets good foundations for a career in education.
The PGCE element of our course is delivered by the University of Derby at our Training Centre in Barton-under-Needwood. Trainees complete three Level 7 PGCE assignments under the supervision and guidance from lecturers from the University of Derby.
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We do recognise that for many potential applicants that completing the Level 7 PGCE is something that they may wish not to do. Therefore, we do offer a QTS only route for all of our courses. Instead of completing the PGCE and the associated assignments you would spend the equivalent time in school placements instead. You will undertake specific tasks and activities either working in own school placement or in a different school.
The overarching rationale would be for you to spend up to 30 more hours in schools developing your understanding of the school environment.
For many trainees the potential to complete a part time route can be appealing. For some non-bursary subjects it may make the chance to train to teach a possibility as paid work can be completed. Similarly, we have recently had part time trainee teachers that want the flexibility to train to teach around other commitments or interests.
We have a formalised plan for part time trainees, but the specific training days and commitments can be flexible to suit the needs of the trainee but still within the SCITT requirements.