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Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.crockettscommunityprimary.co.uk

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

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 Claire Gibbs at Crocketts Community Primary School on 0121 558 1659 or email claire.gibbs@crocketts.school. 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.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Crocketts Community Primary School
Coopers Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 7DW
No
Eaton Valley Primary School
Dagger Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4BU
No
Langley Primary School
Titford Road, Oldbury, B69 4QB
No
Moat Farm Infant and Junior schools
Brookfields Rd, Oldbury, Birmingham, West Midlands, B68 9QR
No
Tividale Community Primary School
Dudley Road West, Oldbury, B69 2HT
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

Equivalency test requirements will be considered on an individual basis.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

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.

Interview process

If you have specific questions regarding the interview process you can call Claire Gibbs at Crocketts Community Primary School on 0121 558 1659 or email claire.gibbs@crocketts.school.

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

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

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 this training provider

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

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022