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The Catholic Schools Partnership Primary (2C6F)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Leeds Trinity 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
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
https://www.csp-itt.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

This is our 5-11 Primary Course (KS1 & KS2)

You will attend training at Leeds Trinity as well as receiving on the job training from teachers and leaders in each placement school. This training will stand you in good stead to be the teacher you’ve always wanted to be.

Assessment is based on written assignments and teaching performance.

Following qualification, you will most likely be offered an opportunity to teach in one of your placement schools and so begin the career of a lifetime!

School placements

You will have 2 placements, 1 in a primary school and 1 in an alternative primary school. There are 18 primary schools that offer placements. Your schools will be chosen based on where you live and the characteristics of the schools - we aim to give you as broad an experience as possible.

Stage 1 begins in September and finishes in November. Stage 2 begins in December and runs through to May, incorporating Stage 3.

Full support will be given to you at each placement by an in-school mentor and a Lead Mentor who works across all schools.

If there is any impact on school placements as a result of Covid 19, we will inform you before the course starts.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Our Lady & St Brendan’s
Bank, Bradford, BD10 0QA
No
Our Lady of Victories
Guard House, Keighley, BD22 6JP
No
St Anne’s
North Street, Keighley, England, BD21 3SE
No
St Anthony’s, Clayton
Bradford Road, Bradford, BD14 6HW
No
St Anthony’s, Shipley
High Busy Lane, Shipley, BD18 1HD
No
St Clare’s
Fagley Road, Bradford, BD2 3JD
No
St Columba’s
Tong Street, Bradford, BD4 9PY
No
St Cuthbert & The First Martyrs’
Scotchman Road, Bradford, BD9 5AT
No
St Francis
Myers Lane, Bradford, BD2 4ES
No
St John the Evangelist
Beacon Road, Bradford, BD6 3DQ
No
St Joseph’s, Bingley
Crownest Road, Bingley, BD16 4HQ
No
St Joseph’s, Bradford
Park Lane, Bradford, BD5 0RB
No
St Joseph’s, Keighley
Queens Road, Keighley, BD21 1AR
No
St Matthew’s
Saffron Drive, Bradford, BD15 7NE
No
St Walburga’s
Victoria Park, Shipley, BD18 4RL
No
St William’s
Young Street, Bradford, BD8 9RG
No
St Winefride’s
St Paul’s Avenue, Bradford, BD6 1SR
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

English GCSE ‘C’ or above, Maths GCSE ‘C’ or above, Science GCSE ‘C’ or above, 3rd Class Degree or higher.

Personal qualities

Training with the CSPTSA requires you to be:

  • Committed
  • Creative
  • Engaging
  • Confident
  • Hard-working
  • A people person
  • Resilient
  • Happy

Other requirements

Whilst not a requirement, we look for our applicants to have shown commitment to teaching by having experience of working with children in a range of contexts, where possible.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £12,500

You will not have to pay these fees upfront. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government.

Financial support from the training provider

The CSPTSA can provide:

  • A laptop for your year of training (if you do not have your own device)
  • Re-imbursement any parking costs incurred when training at Leeds Trinity University.

About the training provider

We are The Catholic Schools Partnership of Bradford & Keighley, a Teaching School Alliance from 2014 to 2021 and now an exclusive ITT provider – we are a passionate partnership of 19 Catholic schools committed to sharing talent, faith, experience, leadership and excellent teaching to improve achievement in schools across Bradford, Keighley and beyond. We are key part of the Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust (BCWCAT). We have a hugely successful Schools Direct Programme, working closely with Leeds Trinity University to provide high quality, authentic and bespoke training alongside teaching experience in a diverse range of Catholic schools across Bradford and Keighley. We grow our own teachers to make a difference to the lives of children in our care. “Training with the CSP has allowed me to experience teaching in amazing schools containing brilliant children. The support I received was outstanding and continuous. Working in a Catholic School provides an extremely supportive network within a family. The support continues from the CSP as an NQT through into an RQT development programme. The CSP give me support and allow me to ask for training in areas I feel I require to improve my career.” Julie McGovern - School Direct Trainee 2017

Interview process

You will be interviewed by a senior leader within one of our primary schools. The interview will be in 2 parts - a short teaching session with a group of children and a formal interview.

This will also give you the opportunity to ask us questions to make sure we are the right course for you!

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are an inclusive partnership and welcome children and staff with a range of disabilities and additional needs.

If you would like to discuss your needs, please contact us directly.

Contact this training provider

Email
simon.gallacher@bcwcat.co.uk
Telephone
07738127652
Website
https://www.csp-itt.co.uk/
Address
BCWCAT
St Bede's & St Joseph's Catholic College
Cunliffe Road
Bradford
BD8 7AP

Support and advice

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You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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