Training Provider Code: 25F
Course Code: 2MF9
Mode of study: Full time
Start date: September 2019 – July 2020
Our target award for all our candidates is a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS.) The PGCE offers sixty credits at master’s degree level (approximately a third of a master’s degree.)
The course is solidly based on the Professional Standards for Qualified Teacher Status and thus covers all the varied demands made on the modern primary teacher. In addition there are extra modules to support the development of the skills required to lead PE with a primary school setting. We are greatly helped in this by the school-centred nature of our course. Our on going coaching follows a cycle of briefing, modelling, practice, and reflection, which makes for very effective learning and allows us to work to our key belief that, if our trainees are to attain their full learning potential, it is essential for us to model best practice. It is also worth noting that, even though trainees will be working at post-graduate level and in a highly critical and analytical manner, most of our course content is directly and practically relevant to making them first-rate classroom practitioners.
All of the specialists and teacher coaches working with our trainees have established and successful track records as primary practitioners. All are still full-time classroom teachers or head teachers and all still regularly work teaching primary age children.
Associated Merseyside Partnership (AMP) SCITT requires all candidates to have or be expecting to gain:
A good degree from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution of 2.2 or above. Applicants must be a graduate with a minimum of a 2.2 degree. Although applicants with a 2.1 or 1st will be seen as more desirable, graduates with a 2.2 degree classification will be considered if they are able to demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching. Applicants can apply from any degree subject discipline; however applicants are required to demonstrate within their personal statement and at interview how the skills, knowledge and understanding developed within the degree are applicable to primary teaching.
GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or above
All applicants need to have passed or be expecting to pass before the commencement of the programme a GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above.
All applicants are required to have 2 good A levels or equivalent qualification(s). Applicants are required to demonstrate within their personal statement and at interview how the skills, knowledge and understanding from further education are applicable to primary teaching.
In addition prior to starting your course you will need to pass the skills tests in literacy and numeracy. For more information on the Skills Test click here.