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Lord Scudamore Primary Academy Primary (S430)

PGCE with QTS part time

Accredited body
University of Worcester
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
January 2023
Website
http://hmfa.org.uk
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Contents

Course summary

The School Direct PCGE offers an immersive and inspiring school centered route into teaching. This pathway is tailored to your needs, building upon your existing strengths and expertise. The course is inclusive and innovative in its design and delivery, placing you at the heart of a thriving school community from day 1. You will need to attend the University of Worcester for approximately 30days over the year and you will have experience teaching in 2 of our partnership schools Qualification PGCE award: Students achieving 60 credits at Masters level and meeting the requirements for QTS will be awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS.

Benefits

  • Support throughout the year from outstanding practitioners
  • you will experience mentoring and coaching to enhance your own teaching skills
  • High employment success.
  • University of Worcester work closely with us to ensure your training is seamless for the year.
  • Working in a variety of schools
  • A guarantee of a job interview at the end of the year if a post is vacant at that time.

Routes Offered: School Direct - Primary 3-7 years.

The School Direct Teacher Training Programme allows schools to recruit and train their own teachers. The course lasts for 1 year and is full time.

For Further Information please contact HMFA School Direct on: https://lordscudamore.hmfa.org.uk/

School placements

There will be 3 placements and these will be across the Federation at any one of our satellite schools.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Lord Scudamore Academy
Friar Street, Hereford, HR4 0AS
No
Main Site
Lord Scudamore Academy, Friars Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0AS
No

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

Strong passion for teaching, good communication skills, diligent and resilient.

Other requirements

DBS would be requirement upon course acceptance.

We can sponsor Student Visas, but this is not guaranteed. 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 provide evidence of comparability for a UK ENIC statement

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £13,700

About the training provider

Why train with us? The Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies (HMFA) is a fantastic place to work and learn. It provides a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with Worcester of University. HMFA is recognised by DfE and Ofsted as an outstanding Federation. The vision is to always work in the best interests of the children to provide opportunities that ensure the highest standard of education and care. We create an environment in which all staff, pupils and trainee teachers feel valued and supported. We have worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer to a school community. Our Federation schools comprise of a mixture of large and small, urban and rural schools throughout Herefordshire. All schools are primary schools and we pride ourselves in offering trainee teachers a variety of settings and experiences within their teaching practices. This includes a 3-form entry school to schools with up to 3 year groups in a class. Pupils across the Federation are happy, friendly, creative and at the heart of everything we do. Students are ambitious and confident and many out perform their national peers and make significantly more progress. Our staff are our most valuable resource and have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

About the accredited body

You will have full access to University of Worcester, a dynamic facilitator of both innovative and traditional approaches to teacher training. University of Worcester is a truly modern Higher Education institution and one of the country’s most innovative universities. At the end of your course you will gain a PGCE (60 level 7 Master’s credits) and QTS. You will be assigned three mentors, one from the University and two from the staff at your designated school, one will be the class teacher you’re placed with and the other will be a member of the senior leadership team.

Interview process

Initial Interview will take place at Worcester University where a written test will take place. There will be an informal Interview at Lord Scudamore Academy and an activity that will be observed and arranged with a pupil group. Also there will be chance to view the Academy and to discuss further placements that may occur within the Hereford Marches Federation of Academies (HMFA) During the interview, you will be given the opportunity to discuss your experiences to date, including opportunities you have had to work with school-aged children and any transferable skills you can offer. We will let candidates know on the same day if successful. Successful applicants will require DBS clearance and suitable references.

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 for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

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

Please contact the University of Worcester or check the website page https://www.worcester.ac.uk/disabilityanddyslexia/

Contact this training provider

Email
scarter@ls.hmfa.org.uk
Telephone
01432 273951
Website
http://hmfa.org.uk
Address
Lord Scudamore Academy
Friars Street
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4 0AS

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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