Crocketts Community Primary School Primary (2BPS)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Newman 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.crockettscommunityprimary.co.uk

Contents

About the course

What is the course? A PGCE course which focuses on teaching skills and subject knowledge working with Newman University College. there will be up to 31 weeks spent in two schools. The second placement will be 5 to 6 weeks. There is also the opportunity to complete 2 masters elements worth a total of 60 credits (180 is needed for the full masters).

What qualifications do I need? A UK bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, a standard equivalent to a grade C in English and Maths GCSE and for primary you will additionally need a standard equivalent to a C GCSE Science. Please see http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training/entry-requirements

How can I find out more? If you have specific questions you can call Mary Simmons at Lightwoods Primary School on 0121 429 2542 or email sarah.verrecchia@lightwoods.sandwell.sch.uk How long does it take?

The PGCE will start in September and be completed at the end of July.

School placements

Placement schools are chosen with candidate’s in mind and the distance trainees have to travel from home to school is always considered.

The School Direct route ensures that trainees are in their host schools for a long as possible during the year . There is some time spent in Newman academic studies which runs alongside .

There will be up to 31 weeks spent in two schools. The second placement will be 5 to 6 weeks. School Experience 3 will be approx 6 to 8 weeks. You could be teaching ages 6 to 11 years only depending on preference.

Interview process

If you have specific questions regarding the interview process you can call Mary Simmons at Lightwoods Primary School on 0121 429 2542 or email sarah.verrecchia@lightwoods.sandwell.sch.uk

Applications are through UCAS. All applications will be considered by Newman and the Lead School. Suitable applicants will be invited for interview.

Fees

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

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

A UK bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, a standard equivalent to a grade C in English and Maths GCSE and for primary you will additionally need a standard equivalent to a C GCSE Science.

About the training provider

Crocketts Community Primary and Newman University School Direct PGCE.

‘Unlocking Futures’

As a trainee, you will work with a highly-skilled, caring and supportive team within a school who will do everything they can for you to succeed. You will be allocated an experienced school-based mentor who supports you during the programme. Trainees are encouraged to work collegiately by sharing experiences and offering mutual support.

Our partner schools reflect the diverse nature of education on the outskirts of Birmingham, ensuring your placements are varied and increase your chances of finding the school that is right for you.

Trainees are encouraged to develop into reflective teachers who can respond to the learning needs of children of all abilities. You will be assessed against the Teacher Standards through regular lesson observations with supportive feedback and ongoing self-reflection.

Crocketts is an excellent place to train for many reasons including:

  • We are committed to supporting and developing the next generation of teachers.
  • A decade of successful training with Newman University.
  • Feedback from previous trainees is always complimentary.
  • Opportunities to participate in the wider aspects of school life.
  • We tailor and customise each individual’s training to ensure you will develop into balanced well-rounded professionals.
  • Extensive support provided by high-quality tutors and school colleagues.

Please provide references from a senior person in your workplace/University.

It is desirable but not essential that you have undertaken some school experience, or plan to do so before the course commences.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Crocketts Community Primary values diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring. If you have a disability, you shouldn’t be dissuaded from applying as our training programme caters for individual needs.

Contact details

Email
claire.gibbs@crocketts.school
Telephone
0121 558 1659
Website
http://www.crockettscommunityprimary.co.uk
Address
Crocketts Community Primary School
Coopers Lane
Smethwick
West Midlands
B67 7DW

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Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Crocketts Community Primary School
Coopers Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 7DW
Yes 3
Eaton Valley Primary School
Dagger Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4BU
Yes B
Langley Primary School
Titford Road, Oldbury, B69 4QB
Yes N
Moat Farm Infant and Junior schools
Brookfields Rd, Oldbury, Birmingham, West Midlands, B68 9QR
Yes Y
Tividale Community Primary School
Dudley Road West, Oldbury, B69 2HT
Yes V

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