Taught course

School Direct

Institution
Newman University · Department of Teacher Training
Qualifications
PGCE(QTS)

Entry requirements

Schools will take the lead in interviewing and selecting candidates but all School Direct candidates must also meet Newman’s standard entry requirements. Qualifications: First degree of a UK Higher Education Institution or equivalent qualification. This must be of a 2:2 or above. Secondary candidates should note that at least 50% of their subject knowledge at degree level should match the subject/s to be taught. An academic Transcript will be required. For secondary candidates; A standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English Language and Mathematics. For primary candidates; A standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English Language, Mathematics and Science. Experience in the age phase you intend to teach A good understanding of issues in education As part of the selection procedure, candidates will be requested to take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess suitability to teach. National Skills Tests in English and Mathematics All applicants applying to start a teacher training course will be required to pass literacy and numeracy skills tests prior to entry.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Newman is the largest Accredited Provider of Employment Based Initial Teacher Training (EBITT) in the West Midlands and is working in Partnership with schools in the area to offer School Direct routes into teaching:

1. School Direct Training Programme Salaried
This employment based route is aimed at high quality graduates with three or more years’ career experience. This experience will normally have been gained since leaving university and does not have to be from an educational setting. Employed directly by the school, the programme will enable you to train and work in a paid teaching role. The training programme will be for one academic year and is a full-time programme.

2. School Direct Training Programme
Open to all graduates this route is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee directly. You will be eligible for the standard student support package, including training bursaries, tuition fee loans and scholarships where eligible. The training programme will be for one academic year and is a full-time programme.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE(QTS)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Martin Husbands
Email
info.schooldirect@newman.ac.uk
Phone
0121 476 1181 x2376