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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long does it take?
The PGCE will start in September and be completed at the end of July.
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.
You can select one of the following locations to indicate a preferred placement when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
Crocketts Community Primary School
Coopers Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 7DW
Eaton Valley Primary School
Dagger Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4BU
Langley Primary School
Titford Road, Oldbury, B69 4QB
Moat Farm Infant and Junior schools
Brookfields Rd, Oldbury, Birmingham, West Midlands, B68 9QR
Tividale Community Primary School
Dudley Road West, Oldbury, B69 2HT
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 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
About the training provider
Crocketts Community Primary and Newman University School Direct PGCE.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Applications are through UCAS.
All applications will be considered by Newman and the Lead School. Suitable applicants will be invited for interview.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
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.
Crocketts Community Primary School Coopers Lane Smethwick West Midlands B67 7DW
Support and advice
You can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you
get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.
Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).