Havering Train2Teach Primary (V973)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Tes Institute
Financial support

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
Four terms
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
July 2023


Course summary

Our blended approach to the course offers you, the apprentice, the responsibility of class teaching, maximised school experience, learning from expert colleagues, online leaning through the TES platform as well as face to face sessions with other apprentices. The course is bespoke to your learning needs and factors in your previous experience at the school in which you are training. You will receive support and advice on how to plan, teach and assess learning and work closely with your school based mentor. Advice and support is offered when completing the required assignments to empower you to reflect effectively on teaching. During your course, we will organise visits to different types of schools and specialist context to give you a round educational experience. We assess your progress throughout the course to build up an overall picture of your strengths and areas to develop. Evidence is gathered on TES learn, which avoids unnecessary workload on trainees.

School placements

Apprentices spend the majority of their first year in the school that is employing them. A second placement will take place January for 6 weeks. This placement will be a contrasting context approach. The online learning is bespoke to your learning needs and factors in your previous experience in school.

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.

Other requirements

Needs to be currently working in a Havering Train2Teach partnership school to train and be supported by the school.


Unqualified teachers pay scale.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Havering Train2Teach is a trainee teacher programme within the London Borough of Havering. Havering Train2Teach are located in the London Borough of Havering and the Lead school is Engayne Primary. As a trainee you will be based in a Primary school within Havering, areas include Romford, Hornchurch, Upminster, Cranham and Rainham.
Our teacher training programme is run over a one-year period (September to July) in partnership with the TES Institute. The one year course is delivered with a mix of in-school experience, online learning, tutor support and in-school mentor support. The TES institute programme is a unique opportunity to work as a member of a school team and learn about teaching from dedicated, experienced professionals in schools. TES Institute’s School Direct ITT programme will allow you to:

  • Work in a school alongside teaching professionals, learning from experienced practitioners as part of a team
  • Train to prepare and deliver your own lessons and in time, take shared responsibility for your own classes
  • Gain contrasting experience in a second partnership school
  • Access supporting online study sessions 24/7 that focus on the theory and practice of teaching and learning
  • Benefit from the support of an in-school mentor and a TES Institute pathway tutor to guide and progress towards QTS
  • Be part of School Direct partnership schools
  • Gain QTS with an option to add PGCE
  • Increase your subject knowledge with online Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)
  • Bursaries available.


International candidates

To apply for this teaching apprenticeship course, you’ll need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the start of the course.

EEA nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme who have lived continuously in the EEA, Switzerland, Gibraltar, or the UK for at least the previous 3 years will also be eligible.

You’ll also need the right to work 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 work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

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

Havering Train2Teach recognises, celebrates and plans for diversity and equality. Our partnership schools are ones in which well-being and the principles of inclusion matter. All schools in the partnership are dedicated to achieving equality of opportunity where access hinges not on treating trainees in the same way, but on taking positive action to redress the inequalities faced by some trainees. Havering Train2Teach schools are located across the borough in a variety of buildings, all with different facilities allowing for a suitable placement for trainees with disabilities to be found. We have been able to accommodate trainees with mobility issues who have needed to be located on a ground floor or who have had trouble standing for long periods of time. Practical adjustments to physical environments are part of each school’s accessibility plan and will be considered in individual cases. By working closely with TES, reasonable variations can be made to allow access to the training plan and the delivery of information. Each new trainee has an initial need assessment (INA) which leads to a more individualised program for all.

Contact this training provider

Severn Drive
RM14 1SW

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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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