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Woolwich Poly English (26LB)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bromley Schools Collegiate
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

Trainees will spend each day in school during term time with Wednesday afternoon at Bromley Schools’ Collegiate where training takes place. Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is a well established training provider with 25 years of experience. awarded ‘outstanding’ status by Ofsted in November 2015, which recognises teacher training of the highest quality. Our training programme will prepare you for your NQT year and beyond in to a career in teaching. Facilitators deliver weekly training mostly at the provider’s training centre in Chislehurst. Trainees experience two school experiences at placements in the borough of Bromley. Each trainee has a dedicated subject mentor and Senior Mentor who will observe and assess the trainee regularly. Trainees upload supporting evidence to the bespoke on line system showing their knowledge and understanding of the Teachers Standards. The PGCE element is delivered by Lecturers who join trainees at the BSC training centre and offer support towards the level 7 qualification. PGCE is included in the tuition fee for School Direct training. Those following the School direct salaried programme will be working towards QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). Trainees are assessed by formal observations while teaching. Also they must provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of the Teachers’s Standards by way of uploading evidence to the on line learning environment. Assignments and schemes of work are required for QTS only pathway (School direct salaried trainees).

School placements

Much consideration is given to placements. Each trainee must undertake 2 school placements to gain contrasting experience of teaching. Trainees on the School Direct training programme where tuition fee is paid, will be in one school in the first term and a contrasting school in placement 2 from January to July. School Direct Salaried trainees are employed by the school, their second school experience takes place in in the Spring term for half a term. All placements are arranged by Bromley Schools’ Collegiate following discussions with mentors and senior mentors who have been working with you. Each trainee must also be aware of the keystage prior to that which they are training within.

Trainees will be mentored and coached by experienced practitioners. You will always be supported.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Candidates must have a good Degree with a minimum of 2:2 classification (or equivalent) in the subject you wish to teach.

  • Maths, English, at GCSE C /L4

We are looking for candidates who want to make a difference to the lives of children. We want you to have a genuine passion for teaching.

We do not require candidates to have school / classroom experience before making an application.

Competence in English and maths skills will be assessed during the recruitment process.

Personal qualities

We welcome applications from candidates who are passionate about their subject and who want to be that teacher who can make a difference to student’s learning.

Other requirements

We will undertake DBS (criminal record checks) and health checks before the start of the course. Candidates will be asked to provide complete CVs which reflects their full work history. Candidates are not expected to have experience in schools before the start of the course.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,000.

Interview process

Successful applications will be invited for interview. We try to give as much notice as possible, however this may be within a week of receiving your application. The interview will be to assess your suitability for teaching and National Curriculum knowledge for your chosen subject. As part of the selection process, we require you to prepare a short 4 minute presentation to be delivered to a small panel of teachers. Which should be delivered orally without powerpoint or any other electronic aid. After which you will be have a formal interview with senior management / headteacher.

You will also be asked to complete a timed written task which will be assessed as part of the selection process. Please do not worry about the content it is to see your use of grammar etc.

Contact this training provider

Hutchins Road
SE28 8AT

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

You'll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year from 9am on 5 October 2021
  • submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021