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Training to become a Teacher. www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching. Recruitment for 2015. Anyone starting PGCE teacher training will, in general, need to hold at least a second class honours first degree of a UK HEI or equivalent qualification.

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Training to become a teacher

Training to become a Teacher

www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching


Recruitment for 2015
Recruitment for 2015

  • Anyone starting PGCE teacher training will, in general, need to hold at least a second class honours first degree of a UK HEI or equivalent qualification.

  • Your degree classification may determine the level of financial support that you are entitled to:

    http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding.aspx


How to apply
How to Apply

  • PGCE full-time routes apply online via UCAS Teacher Training:

    www.ucas.ac.uk

    You can start applying for 2015 courses from the end of October 2014



  •  Applicants will have three (concurrent) choices. Institutions have 40 working days to make a final decision or the applicant is automatically rejected.

  • Applicants have ten working days from the time that they get a all their decisions to decide which offer to accept.


  • Programmes open in November 2014 for 2015 entry but forms can start to be completed towards the end of this month. Programmes stay open for 10 working days initially. After that, programmes can be opened and closed. 

  • Someone not holding an offer after ‘Apply 1’ can enter ‘clearing’ known as ‘Apply 2’.


  • In UCAS Teacher Training applicants can start to be completed towards the end of this month. Programmes stay open for 10 working days initially. After that, programmes can be opened and closed. will be able to make a comparison between providers before making their choice.

  • Two interviews on the same day: Alternate interview dates may not be possible within the 40 working day decision making period.



Pgce options at canterbury christ church
PGCE Options at all year round as is that case at the moment. Canterbury Christ Church

  • Primary

    (This includes the PGCE 7-14 option)

  • PGCE 11-18

    (and a small number of 14-19 places)

  • Post-Compulsory


Direct application for
Direct Application for all year round as is that case at the moment. :

  • PGCE 11-18 – Modular

  • Primary – Part-Time and Modular

  • (PGCE Post Compulsory)

    Access the forms via the website

    http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/courses/prospectus/pgce/HowToApply.asp


Maths english and science gcse
Maths, English all year round as is that case at the moment. and Science GCSE

  • National requirement that teachers have the equivalent of the GCSE Maths and English and Science for Primary and 7-14 age range

  • Can take GCSE or institution test, but the Canterbury Christ Church test is not a GCSE.

  • At Canterbury Christ Church the University Maths, English and Science tests do not give you a certificate for future use.


Content of first degree
Content of First Degree all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • Tutors look at this part of the form to judge if you are suitable. You need to prove that the percentage of study undertaken in the degree is sufficient.

  • A second class degree classification is now needed


Primary pgce
Primary PGCE all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • The candidate has to prove that their degree is an appropriate foundation for the primary curriculum.

  • Non-standard degrees include: Psychology, Economics, Law, Business Studies. Applicant needs to show a background in the area/specialism they want to teach.


Pgce 7 14 11 18 14 19
PGCE 7-14, 11-18, 14-19 all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • We are looking for you to be able to prove that 50% of your degree is in the curriculum area that you want to teach.


Personal statement
Personal Statement all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • We are looking for people who have considered why they want to be a teacher and can articulate this.

  • Awareness of current issues in education

  • Understand the positive values of teaching.

  • Have had some recent relevant experience in a school – or FE College for PGCE Post Compulsory


Work experience
Work Experience all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • For Primary you need to have undertaken a few weeks work, if less than that you will struggle as you will be competing with Classroom Assistants amongst others.

  • PGCE 7-14, 11-18 and 14-19. You should have been into at least one school.

  • Post Compulsory. An understanding of how FE Colleges work.


Referees
Referees all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • Your academic referee needs to know why you are applying for teaching.

  • Second reference should be a teacher where you have had school experience.

  • Both references have to be completed before the form can be sent to your PGCE/School Direct choices.


The pgce interview
The PGCE Interview all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • Fail the interview and no matter how good the application form and the reference you will be rejected.

  • The interview needs careful preparation especially for Primary PGCE and those subjects in 11-18 which are very popular.


Clearance
Clearance all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • Any offer is subject to medical clearance.

  • All trainee teachers currently need to be checked and cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


School experience
School Experience all year round as is that case at the moment.

If accepted onto a course you need to complete school experience which you arrange.

  • Primary - two weeks

  • PGCE 7-14, 11-18 and 14-19, one week in a primary.


School placement
School Placement all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • If you live in Canterbury the University tries to place you in, or close to the city.

  • If you don’t live in Canterbury the University places you in a school unless a preference is stated.

  • Wait until placement sorted until you decide where you are going to live as 2/3rds of the time is spent in school.


Professional skills tests
Professional Skills Tests all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • If you're starting a PGCE you are required to pass the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before you start your course.  

  • Once you have submitted your application form, you will be eligible to book your skills tests via the Department of Education website. You will need to register online in order to book your tests: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/apply-for-teacher-training/skills-tests


Post compulsory pgce
Post Compulsory PGCE all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • The Post Compulsory Sector includes all education and training following compulsory school education.

  • Further Education and Tertiary Colleges

  • Sixth Forms and Sixth Form Colleges

  • Adult Education Centres


Entry qualifications
Entry Qualifications all year round as is that case at the moment.

  • a degree or equivalent with a good academic record

  • academic and/or industrial and commercial experience related to your chosen curriculum area

  • can demonstrate involvement with young people or adults in the community


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