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  • PGCE Primary, Early Years and SecondaryCore and School Direct

    Centre for Professional EducationBecoming a Teacher -

  • OverviewWhy Warwick?Course details & routesEntry requirements & Qualities

  • Why choose Warwick?Oftsed have rated us as an Outstanding provider of teacher trainingThe University of Warwick has been training teachers for over 40 years We work in partnership with over 300 schools in 8 different Local Education Authorities to deliver the highest quality trainingYou will be taught using the most current technology enhanced learning tools and techniques90% of our trainees rate the course as good or outstanding You will be taught and supported by highly experienced tutors, class teachers and school mentors who have a national reputation for the quality of their training

  • Why choose Warwick? You will be taught on Westwood Campus, which has specialist training facilities 97% of our trainees complete our courses Our employment rate is 95% - 15% above the national averageUpon completing this course, you gain 90 credits at Masters level. This allows you to fast-track to stage two of a Masters degree, quickly progressing your professional developmentAs an alumni, our Professional Development team will support you to develop your skills through a range of CPD programmes to support your career progression

  • Teaching is all about experiencesThink about a teacher you remember from school.

    What qualities defined them?

  • Being a teacher

  • 400 Trainees300 Schools60 Alliances3 RoutesPGCE Teaching Routes

  • University-led: Core Primary

    24 weeks in different placement schools3-7 Foundation Stage and KS1 5-11 KS1 and KS2 Placements made by the University

  • 3-7 years - PGCE Early Years (Core)Ideal if you have some relevant experience with young children and feel passionate about teaching. The course offers placements in a range of nursery settings and schools and we ensure that you develop your practice in a variety of contexts. You'll pay fees but you might be eligible for funding through tuition fee loans and bursaries.

  • Early Years ITTUniversity-LedEmployer-LedAssessment Only

  • School-based training: School DirectPrimary

    Training or Salaried routesSD have 30 days in University throughout the year for face to face teaching and rest of time in schoolSD placements are Home school/Host school/home school The host school is in a contrasting setting and usually where they do their KS1 placementThe first 12 of the 30 days in University focuses on Core subjects because that is what they teach in school initially and foundation subjects are introduced later as their teaching TT builds

  • University-led Core: SecondaryNew to teaching none or little previous experienceTrainees will have two professional teaching placements across the year, of roughly equal durationThe first will be called their Base School Placement (18 weeks), the second, their Complementary School Placement (15 weeks)

  • Secondary routes: School Direct Training and SalariedSD Trainee: some experience of working in school/sSD Salaried: (2 to 3 yrs experience in school/s)Selected and interviewed by schoolTrainees will be based in the same Placement School for the majority of their training experience, known as the Base School. (11-16 yrs)Trainees will be required to complete a Complementary School Placement during the second half of the spring termN.B. Salaried often have their own teaching timetable from the start of the year can be left unsupervised.

  • PGCE entry requirements

    First degree (2:1 preferred) English Language, Maths GCSE C or above. (Primary: and science GCSE C or above) School experience Sustained hobbies & interests Successful interview (by school for School Direct) Successful completion of the Department for Educations QTS skills tests. See for details. You will need to register as soon as you have applied and should aim to have passed the tests before interview. If you have not passed by May 1st, your offer could be withdrawn.

  • Equal OpportunitiesThe University is committed to equal opportunities for all A wide range of students with a variety of needs have succeeded on our programmes Early disclosure means we can put support into place: contact our admissions office if you have particular needs for the interview or the course itself Any exceptional training needs must be agreed before you start

  • Suitability to TeachAn enhanced DBS check will be requested at the start of the course. Early disclosure of any issues related to your suitability to teach (e.g. on interview day) is important

  • Course detailsBecoming A TeacherWhy Choose WarwickPGCE Primary (Core & School Direct)PGCE Secondary (Core & School Direct)SubjectsBursaries

  • Apply nowPGCE Primary and Secondary (QTS)

    Early Years Teacher (EYT)

    *PGCE Core route Warwick places available for 2014-15*2014-15**Specific examples of diversity of partnership schools:GeographySizeCatchment / socialethos*Being as transparent as possible about finances, but this is an ever-changing fieldStudent loans available refer them to Student FinanceBursaries from the government for PGCE primary students are being reintroduced this year for those with 1st or 2:1 degrees (nothing for a 2:2)*Complying with Equality Act (2010)Examples of needs that have been / are being catered for e.g. dyslexia, hearing impairment, physical impairments such as problems with writingDisclosure before interview: examples of reasonable adjustment e.g. extra time, grouping, etcSelection based on criteria related to QTS standardsIf offered a place, further details are requested and support plans etc may be put into place