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PGCE ENGINEERS TEACH PHYSICS

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PGCE ENGINEERS TEACH PHYSICS

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
UCAS course code
V473
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll complete three Master’s level assignments that are carefully designed to help you become an effective teacher. Your assignments will relate directly to your professional knowledge and understanding, as well as your practical teaching experience within your school placements. 

Throughout your time in schools, you’ll benefit from the support and mentoring of expert colleagues. You will have your own subject specific mentor who will provide feedback on your teaching and through regular professional dialogue, will help you to progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the course. 

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Assessment for Year 1

You’ll complete three Master’s level assignments that are carefully designed to help you become an effective teacher. Your assignments will relate directly to your professional knowledge and understanding, as well as your practical teaching experience within your school placements. 

Throughout your time in schools, you’ll benefit from the support and mentoring of expert colleagues. You will have your own subject specific mentor who will provide feedback on your teaching and through regular professional dialogue, will help you to progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the course. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

2:2 or above

Degree subject

Engineering or Material Science Degree

Additional entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third or above), or equivalent.

An undergraduate engineering or material science degree at class 2:2 or above preferred, or equivalent, is required to apply to this pilot course.
If your degree is not engineering or a related subject, please apply to our Physics course.

Your degree subject should be in Engineers Teach Physics or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

Trainees are selected on the basis of their application form, references and an interview. You are encouraged to prepare thoroughly.

Application forms should demonstrate strengths in subject and curriculum knowledge, your enthusiasm and commitment to a career in teaching, and the age range for which you have applied.

Other requirements

Prior to submitting your application, we recommend you gain some observational experience in a classroom environment if possible. This will help you gain an up-to-date understanding of how classrooms are managed and how teaching and learning takes place.

Applicants must also obtain:

  • An Enhanced Criminal Records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • A satisfactory Health Check. All PGCE trainee teachers must meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach.

All trainee teachers must have the health and physical capacity to teach and not put children and young people at risk of harm.

Interviews

Interview process

Interviews are part of the formal selection process. You will need to present yourself well, come prepared, and dress smartly. Your interview day will include:

  • An introductory talk
  • An individual interview
  • A written task
  • Engage in small group discussion

You may also be asked to complete other relevant tasks such as:

  • Giving a presentation
  • A group interview
  • Literacy, numeracy and subject knowledge questions

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.
Course Reference Number: 6949788

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2022/23 are: 

  • UK Students: £9,250 (full time) 

  • International Students: £22,400 (full time) 

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

Scholarships and Bursaries 

A range of funding options are available to help you Train to Teach. The University of East Anglia also offers a range  Scholarships; please click the links to check your eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Advice from Get Into Teaching Financial support from the government

You could be eligible for either:

  • a bursary of £24,000
  • a scholarship of £26,000

To be eligible for a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 degree in any subject. You do not need to apply for a bursary. If you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it when you start the course.

For a scholarship, you’ll need to apply through the Institute of Physics. Check whether you’re eligible for a scholarship and find out how to apply.

You may also be eligible for a student loan. These are normally for undergraduate courses but you can also apply if you do postgraduate teacher training. Find out how much loan you could get using the student finance calculator.

Depending on your immigration status, financial support may not be available. Find out about training to teach if you’re a non-UK citizen, including financial support.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 6949788

How to Apply

Please note, due to the popularity of this course all of our international places have been filled and we are no longer accepting new international applications. There are still spaces for UK students, although we would encourage you to apply quickly to avoid disappointment. 

The application process for September 2023 entry will be opening shortly

 

MAKING YOUR APPLICATION 

Candidates can submit their application by using the GOV.UK service called Apply for teacher training

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION 

Candidates are encouraged to prepare thoroughly. Application forms should be able to demonstrate not only your depth of subject knowledge but also your enthusiasm and commitment to a career in teaching. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the information available from the Department for Education. These sources will help you to gain knowledge of the current issues facing teaching, specifically in the subject area for which you are applying. During interview you will be expected to be able to answer questions about these issues, and what has prompted your desire to choose teaching as a career. 

Candidates are normally chosen on the basis of their application form, references and an interview. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES 

The University of East Anglia operates an equal opportunities admissions policy. We aim to ensure that no applicant receives less favourable consideration on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin or religious belief. More on equal opportunities. 

Students with a Disability (including Dyslexia) 
The University welcomes students with disabilities and is working towards the provision of an inclusive environment for all its students, staff and visitors. More on disability support. 

FURTHER INFORMATION 

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us: 

PGCE Admissions Office 
Email: edu.pgce.admiss@uea.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)1603 592855 

EU and International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website. 

Course Reference Number: 6949788
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
UCAS course code
V473
Duration (years)
1
Schools
Education
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