Loughborough Learning Alliance
Primary (S743)

PGCE with QTS part time

Accredited body
University of Derby
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
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
August 2021
Website
http://loughboroughlearningalliance.org.uk

Contents

About the course

  • Our inspirational School Direct Programme, led by Ashmount School in Loughborough, is built on a long history of successful school based Initial Teacher Training.

  • We work alongside the University of Derby to enable trainees to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Credits towards a Master’s Degree too.

  • Starting in August 2020, we can now offer a Part time route into Teaching.

  • We have an excellent track record of our trainees achieving “Outstanding” or “Good” in their final assessments.

  • We help you to prepare for and secure your first teaching role and many of the schools we work with are keen to employ our trainees.

  • You’ll be part of the teaching team in your placement school two days a week for two years, learning from experienced colleagues and putting your new skills into practice straight away.

  • We will support you every step of the way, with your own personal mentor and academic support from our partner University of Derby.

Interview process

If you are successful, you will be invited to interview at Ashmount School in Loughborough.

You will be interviewed by the Teaching School Manager and another Senior Leader (i.e. Headteacher from a Member School).

How school placements work

  • We have approximately 25 member schools that we send trainees to, as well as a number of other local schools that we work closely with.

  • You can choose from three different pathways to specialise in: 3-7, 5-11 or SEND.

  • During the two years, you will spend time in 2 placement schools - gaining experience in both Key Stages.

  • You will be spend time at either Ashmount School or the University of Derby undertaking core training during the two years.

  • We organise your placements for you and where possible, we try not to make you travel too far from home.

  • Key training is led by experienced and specialist leaders, including University staff, Headteachers, SLEs and successful teachers.

  • There is also the opportunity to complete Enhancement Placements in other types of schools.

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

  • UK Honours degree (preferably 2:2) or above

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English Language, Maths and a Science.

Trainees completing an ITT Programme must demonstrate the required competencies in the Fundamentals and English and Maths outlined by the DfE before Qualified Teacher Status is awarded.

To ensure trainees meet the required competencies you will be required to undertake and pass the University’s agreed assessment which will take place when you commence your course. Full details of the required competencies and assessment will be provided. Please note it is the trainee’s responsibility to secure these fundamental skills.

Personal qualities

If you have the motivation, commitment, resilience and ability to inspire a love of learning, then this is the course for you.

Other requirements

  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required at the point of accepting a place at the University. The Disclosure and Barring Service was established when the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged in 2012 and will now provide the criminal records checking service for this course.

About the training provider

The Loughborough Learning Alliance is a Teaching School based in Loughborough, Leicestershire. We are one of 8 Teaching Schools in the county.

We provide Primary, Special Educational Needs (SEND) and Secondary Teacher Training.

We work with a number of schools to provide high quality placements and we ensure that our trainees are well supported throughout their training year (and beyond).

About the accredited body

As an outstanding provider, the University of Derby provide excellent academic support and challenge to our trainees. The support and knowledge provided to our trainees through the University of Derby ensures that all are treated as an individual whilst also feeling part of a much larger collegiate group.

Through level 7 studies and exposure to educational topics and pedagogies the University of Derby ensure that all trainees are adequately skilled to work and adapt in an ever changing classroom environment and profession.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We would encourage applicants with any specific needs to talk to us so that we can plan accordingly to meet their requirements to support and accommodate.

Contact details

Email
schooldirect@ashmount.leics.sch.uk
Telephone
01509 632911
Website
http://loughboroughlearningalliance.org.uk
Address
Ashmount School
Thorpe Hill
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 4SQ

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