Hales Valley Teaching Hub Primary (D658)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Haybridge Alliance SCITT
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
3 to 7
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.hvts.org.uk

Contents

About the course

The course will begin in September 2022 and last for one academic year with a trainees time being divided between school based placements (approximately 80%) and structured training days (approximately 20%) which will take place at either Hales Valley Teaching Hub or at one of our partner organisations (Haybridge Teaching School Alliance) and focus upon key educational theory and practice.

On the 44 week programme a trainee’s time is divided between Teaching Experiences and structured training sessions looking at subject delivery and wider professional issues. The teaching commitment will build up over the year: 30-40% in the Autumn term, 50% in the Spring and 80% in the Summer term. During the course trainees will be supported by their school-based practitioner who will be a good or outstanding teacher and leader within the school.

Trainees will be assessed on a combination of evidence gathered during the teaching experiences, a range of tasks linked to Hales Valley/partnership workshops as well as three formal assignments that focus on key areas of teaching and learning.

School placements

SCITT is a school-led training course which gives you the chance to learn ‘on the job’ in a school. You work as part of the teaching team from day one, learning from experienced, highly-skilled colleagues and you immediately put your new skills into practice. You spend on average 80% of the week in one of our 20 primary partnership schools teaching in Early Years and Key Stage 1. We have worked very closely with our partnership schools over the last eight years and have excellent relationships with them. They share our ethos, understanding the importance and value of school led teacher training. You will have two school experiences throughout the year ensuring you gain experience in both Early Years and Key Stage 1 enabling you to teach 3-7 year olds. You spend your first and last school experience in the same class, in the same school. Your second school placement is in different school ensuring you gain a wider experience in your training. You also spend time in Key Stage 2 in order to gain further experience.

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

Successful candidates will be required to carry out an enhanced DBS check before commencing the programme.

Fees and financial support

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

Financial support from the training provider

Once individuals have accepted a place, they can then make applications for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England, to cover the cost of their training.

About the training provider

School Direct and SCITT courses are school-led training which gives you the chance to learn ‘on the job’ in a school. You work as part of the teaching team from day one learning from experienced, highly-skilled colleagues and immediately put your new skills into practice.

Here at Hales Valley Teaching Hub, we offer four different routes into teacher training.

The two routes we offer which are validated by the University of Birmingham are:-

  • Primary Postgraduate Certificate of Education award (Level 7), 60 Masters level credits and QTS.
  • Early Years Postgraduate Certificate of Education award (Level 7),60 Masters level credits and QTS.

The third route we offer is in partnership with Haybridge School Centred Based Initial Teacher Training is:-

  • Primary Postgraduate Certificate of Education award (Level 7), 60 Masters level credits and QTS.

The fourth route we offer is validated by the Birmingham City University is:-:-

  • Primary (3 - 7 year old) Postgraduate Certificate of Education award (Level 7), 60 Masters level credits and QTS.

Why choose Hales Valley Teaching Hub?

  • Excellent support and bespoke provision to meet the individual needs of our trainees.
  • 22 primary partnership schools.
  • 100% pass rate at good or above and 100% employment rate once qualified since we began offering the programme.
  • Experienced Hales Valley mentor designated to each trainee throughout the year.

For more information on one of our three courses, please email hpickles1@lutley.dudley.sch.uk or bhale@lutley.dudley.sch.uk

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Hales Valley Teaching Hub strives to be an inclusive learning community. Whatever your disability, mental health or learning support needs, we’re here to help make sure you that you can access appropriate support to take advantage of the School Direct and SCITT experience.

How we support our teacher trainees depends on your condition and other circumstances. Support is individual and personalised to you and responsive to how your needs may change throughout your time with us.

Contact this training provider

Email
hpickles1@lutley.dudley.sch.uk
Telephone
01384 818220
Website
http://www.hvts.org.uk
Address
Lutley Primary School
Brookwillow Road
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 1BU

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (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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