Assessing You for the Award of QTS
To complete the course successfully and be eligible for Qualified Teacher Status you must be assessed against and achieve all of the Department for Education teacher professional standards. There are also four modules to pass over the year for the award of Post Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS:
Module 1 – Core Curriculum
Our course will help you gain the skills necessary to effectively teach early maths, early reading, phonics, reading, writing, maths and science.
Module 2 – Critical Curriculum Studies 2
This includes all of the foundation subjects, such as music and PE. Our highly experienced course tutors will help you become confident and prepare you to teach all national curriculum subjects.
Module 3 – Reflective Practitioner
The very best teachers reflect on each lesson they deliver and look at how to improve their practice. Our dedicated professional tutors and school-based mentors will help you develop these crucial skills.
Module 4 – School Placements
With over 20 schools in our partnership we can match your needs to the settings you will be in. We find schools close to your home and we can offer you a range of experiences, from rural schools to small schools to those in town centres, preparing you for your teaching journey.
Helping you to Improve your Subject Knowledge
We provide subject knowledge booster sessions in phonics, maths, English and science across the year to support you in your developing understanding of the national curriculum. By the end of your training, you will have a secure knowledge and understanding of all subjects allowing you to teach effectively.
Fundamental English and Mathematics Fundamentals
The New Approach
Under the new approach all providers are expected to make an assessment of your English and mathematics knowledge before Qualified Teacher Status or Early Years Teacher Status is awarded. ITT providers must, as an accreditation requirement, assure that trainees have these skills either during the selection process, or later during the training programme. Any work to address shortfalls in English and mathematics would be undertaken by you in addition to other aspects of your training