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Teach First Leadership Development Programme

PGDE with QTS

Initial Teacher Education

    Key facts

    Award
    PGDE with QTS Teach First Leadership Development Programme
    School
    Institute for Education
    Campus or location
    Course length
    Two years full-time.

    Entry requirements

    All applicants should:

    • Have a degree or A-levels that satisfy our teaching requirements.
    • Have Grade C* in GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent). *Those placed to teach in a secondary school in Wales will require at least a B in Maths and English - GCSE. Grade C in one science GCSE is also required for primary or Early Years teaching eligibility.
    • Be flexible to work in any of our locations.

    The Teach First Leadership Development Programme (LDP) combines teacher and leadership training. The programme is based on global best practice.

    • Opportunity to be part of a movement that is changing lives and that will change society.
    • Intensive teacher training leading to a Postgraduate Diploma (worth double the credits of a PGCE).
    • Ongoing leadership development, coaching, business training and skills workshops.

    Developed in collaboration with leading schools and universities including Bath Spa, the Teach First Leadership Development Programme combines world-class teacher and leadership training, leading to a qualification that formally recognises your advanced skills in both teaching and leadership. The two-year paid programme is based on global best practice and research and refined through more than 14 years of experience and feedback from leading employers, teaching experts and, of course, previous participants.

    What you'll learn

    Overview

    During the programme you’ll gain a fully-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), covering both education and leadership, and worth double the credits of a PGCE, to become a qualified teacher. You’ll also acquire the key skills and personal qualities needed to develop you into an effective leader - someone who can make a real impact.

    If you can inspire in the classroom, you can bring resilience, efficiency and imagination to any environment, no matter where your career takes you.

    Over 10,000 people have joined the LDP so far. Many have remained in the classroom and many others are working in leadership roles across all sectors of the economy. What they all have in common is a belief that every child should have equal opportunities in education and in life, and the knowledge they are contributing towards this goal.

    Course structure

    Year one

    You'll engage with the programme during an intensive five week Summer Institute before starting in your placement school in September. While working in school, you'll undertake three modules with input delivered by both Bath Spa University and Teach First. At the end of Year One, you'll achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

    Year two

    Now a qualified teacher, you'll undertake two further modules of study to complete your PGDE academic award.

    How will I be assessed?

    You’ll start at your school as an unqualified teacher and your progress will be continually monitored and supported by your school, Regional Training Provider and Teach First. In your second year you will teach as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), and will continue to receive the structured support as part of the LDP, including mentoring, training and events where you and your cohort will come together, share experiences, reflect on your development and examine ways to accelerate your progress in addressing our goals as a movement for lasting social change.

    How will I be taught?

    As well as in the classroom, you will be supported throughout the programme through university-based sessions, your mentor in school as well as experienced staff.

    Opportunities

    Access to Professional Development

    Opportunity to pursue a Masters qualification at reduced cost, as well as ongoing leadership development, coaching, business training and skills workshops

    Facilities and resources

    Where the subject is taught

    As a Teach First LDP Participant your university sessions will take place in school, at Newton Park and with Teach First. You’ll benefit from access to:

    Fees

    This is a fully-funded employment-based route.

    Interested in applying?

    What we look for in potential students

    All applicants should:

    • Have a degree or A-levels that satisfy our teaching requirements.
    • Have Grade C* in GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent). *Those placed to teach in a secondary school in Wales will require at least a B in Maths and English - GCSE. Grade C in one science GCSE is also required for primary or Early Years teaching eligibility.
    • Be flexible to work in any of our locations.

    How do I apply?

    Ready to apply? You can apply directly to Teach First.

    Admissions service: +44 (0)1225 876 180
    Email: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk

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