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The Lozells School Direct Programme Primary (Q731)

PGCE with QTS part time

Accredited body
Birmingham City University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
June 2021
Website
http://www.holte.bham.sch.uk

Contents

About the course

PGCE Primary and Early Years Education with QTS School Direct 2 Year Part-time Route The PGCE Primary and Early Years Part Time route will be offered as Primary General and will run from September to July, across two years. Trainees will be supported in transition from undergraduate study and in time management strategies so that those who are in employment can manage work and study through an induction process and a carefully planned course with a range of developmental formative and summative assessments.

The part time PGCE route will generally run on two days per week across two years. Teacher education days will be timetabled across the two years. The days for these will vary for each year of the course to enable the part time trainees to access the module teaching sessions. The foci for sessions in the first year are the core curriculum and professional studies. In the second year, the foci will be the foundation curriculum, and, development and leadership of a particular subject area. The core assignment will be in the first year of the course, and, the foundation and professional studies and leadership assignments will be in the second year of the course. The school based training days tend to be on Thursday and Friday of each week but if required can be agreed flexibly between the lead school, the partner school and the trainee teacher. The trainees will be expected to complete a block placement in each summer term which could be 3 or 4 weeks in length. They will be expected to be on placement each day of the week during the block placement. Lead schools will identify partners that would be able to meet the training needs of part time students.

  • Core Module - English, Mathematics and Science and/or the prime and specific areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (20 credits)

  • Professional Studies and Leadership Module – students will identify a specialist subject (20 credits)

  • Foundation Module - all other National curriculum subjects and RE and/or the prime and specific areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (20 credits)

  • School Based Training - school experience in two different schools and in different phases (0 credit modules). The first year will be in one school and the second year in a different school

School placements

Lozells Primary school will be the main school with a view that another 5 week placement will be spent in a contrasting school

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An honours degree and GCSE A -C in Maths, English and Science

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Lozells Primary School and Holte School are the lead Schools for School Direct, We work with BCU and we never give up in our aspirations for tomorrow’s teachers. Our student teachers will be ‘the village’ it takes ‘to raise a child’. We aspire to prepare teaching generations of professionals to teach generations of young people. Our courses are taught by staff who are experienced professionals and maintain links with their sector to ensure you get the most up-to-date learning during your course. Many are research active, contributing to scholarship in education, childhood and youth. Placements form two-thirds of our School Direct courses, giving you the opportunity to get hands-on and apply and grow your skills in some of our school alliance, ensuring you gain experience in a variety of educational settings so that you’re ready for employment when you graduate. Holte School is an inner-city school and we work closely with BCU which is located in the City South Campus in Edgbaston, which has recently had a £41 million extension giving us excellent specialist facilities. Our aim for when you graduate is that you can think for yourself, critically and reflectively determining what’s best, not what’s easiest. Our graduates are very employable with many taking jobs in the West Midlands. 99% of our School Direct PGCE Secondary and 98% of our PGCE School Direct Primary students were in employment or further study 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17). Join us and let us empower you to inspire future generations

Training with disabilities and other needs

Holte School, the Alliance and the University aim to provide an accessible environment and a range of support services to enable disabled students to participate fully in all activities of the University. We believe a person is only disabled when confronted by negative attitudes and environmental barriers. We are working towards creating a positive, supportive and inclusive learning environment across all the University’s sites and faculties. We have staff who support and advice for prospective and current students with physical or sensory disabilities, specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia), autism or chronic medical conditions. These specialist staff also provide information about additional funding such as Disabled Students’ Allowances, run a Personal Assistance Scheme and offer a dyslexia screening and diagnostic service. Our campuses are fully accessible with accessible toilets (having hoists), hearing loops in lecture theatres and networked assistive technology including Claro Read and Inspiration. In addition, we have PCs at our City South Campus which are designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs. For further information and advice, please visit: www.bcu.ac.uk/student-affairs

Contact this training provider

Email
chokri.chiha@holte.bham.sch.uk
Telephone
0121 566 4371
Website
http://www.holte.bham.sch.uk
Address
Holte School
wheeler Street, Lozells
Birmingham
West Midlands
B19 2EP

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