Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Hall Mead School Business Studies (32D7)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
The Havering Teacher Training Partnership
Financial support

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
14 to 19
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022


Course summary

HTTP training is school based and trainees have benefitted from working with highly experienced classroom practitioners in a challenging but supportive environment. Havering is a successful outer London Borough and almost all local secondary schools are partners. As a result, we are able to carefully match trainees to a suitable school department ensuring that aspiring teachers have the best possible start.

The programme has established an enviable reputation and is well regarded by head teachers: our long term employment figures are exceptionally strong. Our training sessions are provided by practising expert teachers from Partnership schools. They are thematically structured, blending pedagogy and practice, to equip trainees will the necessary skills and knowledge to become confident practitioners.

Training takes place in a number of the Partnership’s schools so that theory can be blended with current practice and trainees can experience “Schools in Action”. Most central training sessions will be at Bower Park Academy in a suite of dedicated rooms.

Staff will monitor your progress and be available to support your development. We take great care to ensure all trainees are valued members of staff.

A senior member of HTTP staff works closely alongside each trainee and small tutorial groups ensure personal attention. Training is held weekly guaranteeing regular contact with other trainees; weekly challenges will be set to ensure you apply the skills taught in the classroom and challenge yourself weekly. In addition, subject specific training is enhanced by the work of our highly skilled team of Subject Leaders to develop subject pedagogy.

We provide a PGCE for all trainees based upon 2 written essays, a viva and an eportfolio of evidence based on successful classroom performance. This internationally recognised qualification will open doors so you can teach locally or travel the world.

In the current University of Buckingham’s “Good Teacher Training Guide” this programme is in the top ten in the country for employment.

Quite simply, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality entrants to the profession to make a difference to the lives of young learners.

School placements

On this route, you will be employed by one of our partner schools but will also benefit from half a term’s experience in a contrasting school. From the beginning, you will be treated like a member of staff and will attend staff meetings and training days. You will be in school from the first day of the school year to the last so you will feel part of the team from the outset and we will equip you with skills in lesson planning and behaviour management, before your teaching commences.

You will be teaching pupils in both KS4 and KS5 during the year in one of our 15 partner schools. The Partnership is an accredited ITT provider currently working with the following schools: Bower Park Academy, The Brittons Academy, Harris Rainham Academy, The Coopers Company and Coborn School, Campion School, The Drapers’ Academy, Emerson Park Academy, The Frances Bardsley Academy, Hall Mead School, Hornchurch High School, Marshalls Park Academy, Redden Court School, Royal Liberty School, The Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School and Sanders School.

The long established nature of the Partnership ensures you will be placed in a school and a department where HTTPP can be confident you will thrive.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in Business Studies or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Approved equivalency tests;

Personal qualities

We are looking for the right blend of subject expertise and people skills to be able to impact upon the development of our young people.

We will expect you to speak clearly and coherently, and be comfortable talking to adults and students in a range of situations. You must be ready to accept constructive criticism to get the most from the experienced practitioners we will place you with.

Passion for your subject is not optional! We will embrace your passion, drive and energy to support you to grow your teacher identity and become an effective practitioner.

Other requirements

You will have spent some time in an all-ability state school secondary school observing or possibly in paid employment. Alternatively you may have worked with teenagers in a voluntary capacity. We understand that early applicants may still be in the process of finding a school to visit or looking to gain experience if at all possible - we may be able to help with this if short-listed for interview.


You will be paid a minimum salary of point 1 on the unqualified teacher scale.

Fees of £7,000 are usually, but not always, paid by the employing school.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

At HTTP, we support our School Direct trainees to become outstanding practitioners. We have a strong network of support and 100% pass rate for this programme, with exceptionally strong long term employment figures.

“The partnership is a close-knit community of schools and educators across which trainees, mentors and professional tutors build positive and productive working relationships.” OFSTED 2021

We are passionate about our profession and our course is structured to provide a firm foundation for the start of your career; your learning will extend to your ECT years and beyond. Many of our past trainees fast track to positions of responsibility and offer an extended network of support in our Partner schools.

“Partnership leaders have worked collaboratively to design an ITE curriculum that demonstrates high expectations for trainees’ development of subject expertise and classroom practice. Leaders have carefully planned the structure, sequence, and content of the programme. It includes all elements of the core content framework.” OFSTED 2021.

To prepare you for working in the classroom from day one, we run a bespoke 2 day end of summer Induction where you will learn about : lesson planning and behaviour for learning, ahead of beginning your teaching in September.

“Trainees feel supported from the moment they start the programme.” OFSTED 2021

This route is appropriate for candidates who have already worked in a school, as an instructor or working will groups of students. You are expected to have the confidence to address and lead a class from the beginning of term.

Interview process

The Havering Teacher Training Partnership will coordinate the recruitment process and support you to make the right decision for your training. If shortlisted, you will be invited to be interviewed by our Management team to determine whether you will make a suitable teacher. You will be expected to complete a short presentation and to show an understanding of teaching in your subject specialism. After the initial interview, you will be asked to take a literacy and numeracy test via an online meeting.

If successful, you will attend a second interview hosted by a Partner School or Schools with an interest in employing a trainee teacher in your subject area where your subject knowledge will be assessed in further detail and where you will be expected to demonstrate your practical teaching skills. support and understanding along your journey. Our interview process is rigorous, fair and thorough. As the school direct route is challenging, we work hard to achieve the best match of applicants to the available places in schools, which is why our close relationships with our partnership schools enables us to personalise your support.

Whilst we ask a lot from potential trainees; we ask more from our partner schools to support your training. Each school will provide a subject mentor and a Professional tutor, as well as a link course tutor. We also boast past trainees in all of our partner schools who can offer informal support. .

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work 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 work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

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 welcome trainees with disabilities and other special needs. In recent years Havering schools have been modified in order to improve disabled access. Applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know in their application so that they can be considered for placements at the appropriate schools.

HTTP has a partnership with “Havering Mind” who provide us with training, advice and support. Where Trainees have experienced problems they have been helped with personalised support tailored to their specific needs.

A senior member of HTTP staff works closely alongside each trainee and small tutorial groups ensure personal attention. Training sessions are held weekly which guarantees regular contact with other trainee teachers. Past trainees have remarked upon the valuable personal support received during those challenging periods inevitable whilst training as a secondary school teacher.

Our most recent Ofsted Report identified as a key strength: ‘The high level of individual support, and adaption of the programme in response to individual needs.’

Contact this training provider

01708 255006
Hall Mead School
Marlborough Gardens
RM14 1SF

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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Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022