Biddulph High School
Art and Design (2HG7)

PGCE with QTS full 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.

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

Contents

About the course

After an Induction Programme at the university, you will be in school on two block placements to gain a supported understanding of the role of the teacher. Within a school, you will receive expert support from a subject or class mentor who will hold weekly meetings with you to help you to prepare, teach and review lessons and develop your subject knowledge. Each school or college will have a professional mentor who will help you to understand the organisation of the school, pastoral care systems and the legal and social framework of school including supporting services. Associate Teachers have a phased introduction to teaching that will reflect your personal needs. Initially you will observe the regular teacher, help with group work and then move towards sharing classes with the teacher before eventually taking classes yourself. As well as teaching your subject, you will be required to contribute generally to the life of the school. The University element of the course is designed to engage Associate Teachers in critical reflection on the nature of education. Group and individual tutorials in the university will give you an opportunity to discuss your ideas and the challenges you may face.

How school placements work

  • The school experience is based in local, carefully selected partnership schools.
  • You will complete 2 placements, covering the age range 11-18.
  • The first placement will run from September to the end of January and the second from February to mid-June.

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

To apply for the course you will need:

  • A minimum 2:2 honours degree in an appropriate subject
  • GCSE in Mathematics and English, Grade C or above
  • A good general education
  • You must be ICT literate

About the training provider

Biddulph High School offers high quality, school based, Initial Teacher Training. Our track record is impressive; we pride ourselves on our high levels of support, friendliness and on our commitment to helping you to reach your full teaching potential. We work in partnership with schools across Staffordshire and Cheshire and provide opportunities for you to teach across the full age range, including GCSE, BTEC and A-Level provision. We are currently recruiting for our eleventh year of trainees. The outcomes for trainees in our cohorts have been excellent. We have a strong reputation for nurturing talent, providing outstanding support and in-house professional learning for all of our staff. We all learn with each other and from each other and our staff are highly motivated, creative and resilient teachers. Trainee teachers are a central part of our community of learners and play a key role in the life of the school from the first day of training.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Biddulph High School is a single site, double storey building with lift access. Biddulph High School is accessible to all and fully inclusive.

Contact details

Email
heathd@biddulphhigh.co.uk
Telephone
01782523977
Website
http://www.biddulphhigh.co.uk
Address
Conway Road
Knypersley
Biddulph
Stoke-on-Trent
ST8 7AR

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Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Conway Road, Knypersley, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, ST8 7AR
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