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PGCE with QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
University of Brighton
Financial support
Salary
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
June 2022
Website
http://www.hovepark.org.uk/

Contents

About the course

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes are a nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching. It is an alternative to a traditional full-time university course, offering a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees, and the opportunity to earn while you learn. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are available for prospective primary and secondary school teachers in England.

You’ll be employed by a school while you learn on the job. In some cases, this may be a school you’re already working at, or have an existing relationship with.

As Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are new, there are currently only a limited number of vacancies. Each training provider will have a set plan for when they’re opening theirs, so keep a look out. If you’re currently working as an unqualified teacher or teaching assistant, it offers new opportunities for career progression, plus higher earning capacity, recognition, and status.

You’ll receive a combination of classroom teaching and off-the-job training as you to work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Check with your training provider to find out if the apprenticeship also includes a PGCE and master’s level credits. Where this is an option, there may be an additional cost required for completion of the PGCE.

Similar to School Direct (salaried) programmes, you’ll be employed directly by the school. Unlike School Direct (salaried) programmes: Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes combine paid work with on and off-the-job training. The design of the programme has been led by a group of experienced schools and teachers, specifically for apprentices

apprentices will split their time between school and university study. You’ll receive practical, school-led training alongside experienced staff, and spend at least 20% of your time off-timetable to learn the pedagogy of teaching

in addition to working towards QTS on successful completion of the course, apprentices will also complete an end point assessment (EPA) after the summer to consolidate learning from initial teacher training

School placements

Similar to School Direct (salaried) programmes, you’ll be employed directly by the school.

-apprentices will split their time between school and university study. You’ll receive practical, school-led training alongside experienced staff, and spend at least 20% of your time off-timetable to learn the pedagogy of teaching

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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.

Further information can be found at https://www.equivalencytesting.com/

Salary

With Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes, you won’t need to pay any tuition fees. You’ll be employed by a school, and salaries will differ between employers. Please check with your chosen training providers before you apply.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

The Brighton & Hove School Direct Partnership is a large alliance of schools from Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area. As a partnership Hove Park School is the Lead School in an alliance of 27 different schools from across the City and beyond, and we are committed to initial teacher training, we feel that training with us is a highly rewarding and innovative experience that will provide you with an excellent training ground in your first steps to becoming an outstanding practitioner.

  • The Primary, secondary schools and Sixth form Colleges in our alliance have had consistently good and outstanding OFSTED grading for their teaching and learning in recent years.
  • Our schools are very experienced in both university and school based teacher training routes, and mentors and coaches are well trained to support you through your training year. We also have a network of very supportive and experienced professional tutors and in-school mentors that will stretch and challenge you, so that you become the best practitioner that you can over the year.
  • The diversity within the partnership enables you as a trainees to engage with a wide variety of teaching methods and styles of learning.
  • Each year we have a large selection of trainees in our schools, including PGCE, so you will not be alone but will benefit from the peer to peer support that is so important when learning new skills.

Interview process

You will be required to attend two interviews, one at the University and one at the school that you wish to apply for.

University interviews will be a mixture of virtual and in person. Candidates will receive confirmation of the interview process at the time of arrangement.

Below is an example of the University and School interview process:

University Interview Arrival and document check 11.00 – 12.30 Welcome and overview of the programme with opportunity to ask questions. Writing task. 12.30- 13.25 Lunch Break 13.30 – 16.00 Presentations & individual interviews

School Interview 8.45 Arrival and document check 9.00 - 9.20 Teaching Task to a group of students 9.30-9.50 Interview

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

As a partnership we do our best to cater for all individual needs. Applicants would need to be in contact with the schools directly to see what support they have in place.

Contact this training provider

Email
schooldirect@hovepark.org.uk
Telephone
01273082841
Website
http://www.hovepark.org.uk/
Address
Hove Park School
Hangleton Way
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 8AA

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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