Thinking of Teaching FAQ's

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Discover a selection of informative and useful frequently asked questions about getting into teaching. If you’d like to ask something else, or would like anything clarified, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What are the entry requirements for the postgraduate courses?

GCSE grade C/4 in both English and Mathematics (or recognised equivalents), GCSE grade C/4 in a Science subject (including Combined Science) if you are applying to teach Primary and a UK undergraduate degree, normally with a degree classification of 2:2 or higher, or a recognised equivalent certified by NARIC. Secondary applicants must have a degree or A Level relevant to the subject they wish to teach.

What are the entry requirements for the undergraduate course?

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (previously grade C). These must include English Language, Mathematics and Science or Equivalent. You also need a minimum of 112 UCAS points from A Levels or other Level 3 qualifications.

What is the start date of the programme?

All courses begin every September at the start of the academic year.

Will I get support for Dyslexia or other disability?

We make individual recommendations about the support you’ll need. Please contact us for further information.

How can I apply for the undergraduate programme?

Applications can be taken via UCAS with the course code of: HAYP and the institution code of: H26

How can I apply for a postgraduate course?

You can submit your application via UCAS or the new Government Department for Education Apply option. Please see our “Applying” page for course codes.

Will I remain in the same placement school for the duration of my programme?

We aim to place trainees and students in two contrasting placements throughout the programme which are local to where they live.

What skills and qualities are Haybridge Alliance SCITT looking for?

We are looking for individuals that wish to make a different to a young child’s life. We are looking for individuals that are proactive, hardworking and passionate, as well as willing to use initiative. We believe that in order to be a good teacher, you must be passionate about supporting pupils throughout their studies.

Where will my placement school be?

We work with several schools across the West Midlands to provide local school placements approximately 30 minutes of travel time away from where our trainees and students live.

What is the difference between university-led and school based / school direct routes?

School based routes involves trainees and students being placed in a school from day one, learning from the experts before slowly taking on classroom responsibilities.

Is there anything that I need to do to prepare for starting the course?

We recommend researching the school curriculum for your chosen subject, as well as upskilling your subject knowledge. If the condition of your offer is to complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course, you must ensure that you have completed this prior to starting the programme in September.

Will I need a DBS?

We ask all trainees and students to apply for a brand new DBS certificate through ourselves – regardless of whether you currently possess a current DBS certificate. This comes with a £50 payment. We contact all trainees with the application details prior to the start of the programme.

What is the cost of the programmes?

BA Hons Primary and Early Years Education with Qualified Teacher Status (School Based) 3 Year Undergraduate Programme – £9,250 per year

Postgraduate PGCE and QTS Initial Teacher Training Full Time – £9,250

Postgraduate PGCE and QTS Initial Teacher Training Part Time – £5,625 per year

Postgraduate QTS Only Initial Teacher Training Full Time – £8,500

Postgraduate QTS Only Initial Teacher Training Part Time – £5,000 per year

Postgraduate Assessment Only Initial Teacher Training Full time – £1,500

How do I apply for Student Finance?

Please click here for further information on Student Finance. When applying for a Student Finance loan, you must search for Haybridge Alliance SCITT and use your course code.

How much support will I have?

We are here to support you every step of the way throughout your teaching journey. We offer personalised, one-to-one support to all of our trainees to ensure that a high calibre of teachers enter the profession.

Hear the stories from the people who chose Haybridge Alliance SCITT

Why should trainee teachers or schools choose Haybridge Teaching Alliance? Hear from real people and their stories on how Haybridge Alliance SCITT has helped them in their teaching career.

Love, love, love this course! The support from the SCITT team is incredible, really outstanding. Learning to teach straight away and teaching almost immediately was such a benefit. The students only see you as their teacher and you can take it at your own pace.

I am so happy that I chose to go down the SCITT route as I have loved every minute of it and would recommend it to anyone looking to do a teaching course.

Music Trainee

Training with Haybridge Alliance SCITT has been life changing. It has given me access to the very best advice, support and teaching practice to enable me to develop as both an individual and a teacher.

During my placements, both of my assigned mentors went above and beyond to make sure that my experience was as beneficial, yet at the same time challenging as possible. The knowledge and expertise shared by both the SCITT staff and the staff within placement schools has been invaluable and has undoubtedly helped me to develop on my journey to becoming a teacher.

English trainee

I chose Haybridge Alliance SCITT because I wanted to gain hands-on experience in an outstanding school where I can learn how to teach. The programme is challenging but also very rewarding.

The Monday professional sessions are of high quality and were designed to complement the practical modules. I really feel more confident and passionate about becoming a teacher than ever before. The support of mentors and staff is phenomenal.

Computing Trainee

I would recommend Haybridge Alliance SCITT 100% today, tomorrow and forever. This journey into becoming a teacher would not have been a success for me without their dedication. Every push and all feedback that came my way from the SCITT was essential to master the art of teaching. Haybridge Alliance SCITT has provided me with the most exceptional environment, which a trainee teacher needs to exceed.

Computing Trainee

Everyone has been really supportive, positive and reassuring. It has been good to be back at Haybridge – now as a trainee, rather than a student! The year has been very rewarding and engaging.

It has been full of content with lots of lessons to learn, but also truly inspiring and an excellent platform to start my teaching career. Thank you for all your help.

Primary Trainee

Teacher training is a very rewarding, but at times very difficult journey. The team at Haybridge Alliance SCITT understand that it can be difficult and have been very supportive at the times when the going has been tough and for this I would definitely recommend then. I’m glad I decided to go with Haybridge as I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot more teaching than I would if I’d picked [a university route].

History Trainee

I would highly recommend Haybridge Alliance SCITT as a training provider. The support and encouragement has been immense, in particular from the SCITT team and teaching staff. The subject-specific mentors based at Haybridge have been incredible at imparting their knowledge and providing guidance and I am extremely grateful to them all!

Biology Part Time Trainee
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