Eastbourne Area School Direct Alliance Dance (F661)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
University of Brighton
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
11 to 16
Course length
September to June
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.willingdonschool.org.uk

Contents

Course summary

This course is run at St Catherines and trains candidates in KS3 & 4. Candidates will be on a 50% timetable with initially 3 days in school and 2 days at Brighton University and from mid-November they will be full time in school. Candidates will be regularly watched by their mentor to ensure that they are succeeding on the course. There will be a second, contrasting placement at a school which is mutually agreed.

School placements

The age range of students is 11 to 16 years There will be an opportunity to gain experience of KS5 The candidate will have a total of two placements The second placement is approx 6 weeks

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in dance 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.

Personal qualities

We are looking for trainee teachers who are enthusiastic about their subject and who have a love of learning. They need to be a team player, committed to achieving the highest standards of teaching and learning so that all students can achieve their full potential.

Other requirements

Satisfactorily pass DBS and Health checks

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Eastbourne Area School Direct Alliance recruits ITT students for most of the schools in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas. We offer Primary places for Key Stage 1 and 2. We also offer Secondary places for most subjects in a variety of high achieving schools. As part of your training you will get experience of KS3, 4 and 5. In addition we represent Special Needs schools who require Primary and Secondary teachers. All the schools in the consortium are experienced at training teachers and we have been very successful in aiding our School Direct candidates to obtain jobs when they have completed their training.

Interview process

Candidates will be required to teach a small group of students for approximately 20 minutes, to judge their aptitude to teach. This will be followed by a formal interview.

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

All of our sites meet the requirements for disabled access and we would work with any candidate to ensure they can succeed in their training without any impediment.

Contact this training provider

Email
schooldirect@willingdonschool.org.uk
Telephone
01323 485254
Website
http://www.willingdonschool.org.uk
Address
Willingdon Community School
Lower Willingdon
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN20 9QX

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

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).

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