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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
August 2022
Website
http://loughboroughlearningalliance.org.uk
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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.

School placements

  • 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.

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.

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.

Fees and financial support

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

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).

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).

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study 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 study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

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

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 this training provider

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

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (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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