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PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Hull
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://www.dretteachingschoolhub.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

The programme is aimed at those who want to teach children in the 11-16 age range, that is, at Key Stages 3 and 4. In order to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status trainees must meet the Teachers’ Standards set by the Government and so the programme is designed to enable trainees to achieve this by offering a balance of school and University-based periods during the year. The programme is one-year, full-time and its structure is closely linked to the term dates of local schools, with registration taking place in early September and the course finishing at the end of June. You will learn through a series of in school placements (usually 2) where you will learn your teaching craft and you will also attend theory based seminars and learning at the University. You will also undertake a series of assignments as part of the PGCE qualification, taught and assessed at the university.

School placements

Trainees undertake two periods of teaching; one in the Autumn-Spring and one in the Spring-Summer term. The aim is to give every trainee a wide range of experience, encompassing pupils of different ages and schools of different size and type. For each teaching placement, trainees are assigned a university tutor who offers support and guidance before and during the placement. This complements the role of the school mentor, who is able to monitor and assist the trainees’ development on a day-to-day basis. University tutors and school mentors work closely in partnership with one another to ensure the best possible outcomes for all trainees. You can select a preference for one of your training placements on your application using the relevant placement code.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Havelock Academy
Holyoake Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 8JH
Yes
Humberston Academy
Humberston Avenue, Humberston, Grimsby, DN36 4TF
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Degree should have a minimum content of 50% of the subject intending to teach.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants with

  • A commitment to secondary education
  • An ability to motivate and inspire children of all abilities
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Effective interaction with children
  • An ability to work under pressure
  • Perseverance and flexibility
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work co-operatively
  • An awareness of current educational issues
  • A broad subject-knowledge base
  • Reflection, self-evaluation and a willingness to learn
  • Awareness of what being a secondary teacher entails

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 £12,800

Student type Fees to pay UK students £9,250 EU students £9,250 International students £12,800

Actual fee to be confirmed for 2020-21 entry, the fee published was for the fee for 2019-20 entry.

Please contact Hull University FACE Admissions Team on 01482 466530/465974 for any further information required on Fees.

If you are an International student from a non-EU country you will be charged the standard overseas student fee.

Training bursaries are available for some subjects for all UK and EU postgraduate teacher trainees.

For information visit the following website for information. (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview)

About the training provider

Our Lead School, Humberston Academy, is an Ofsted Outstanding academy.

With our courses, we put you at the centre of your training and development to become an outstanding teacher with a long-lasting career. As part of your course placements with us, you will be allocated a Professional and Subject Mentor who will meet with you weekly to focus on your development.

Interview process

You are interviewed by a member of the host school’s leadership team and a tutor from the University. As part of the interview process you will be expected to deliver a short ‘teaching’ session to a small group of students and then have a one-to-one interview with the school team member and the university tutor.

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

We will always ensure that should you have any disabilities or training needs that we will provide appropriate support to ensure that you are not disadvantaged in any way.

Your in-school Professional Mentor and University course tutor will support you and ensure that appropriate access arrangements are put into place.

Contact this training provider

Email
info@dret.co.uk
Telephone
01509 320148
Website
https://www.dretteachingschoolhub.co.uk/
Address
Humberston Academy
Humberston Avenue
Humberston, Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire
DN36 4TF

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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