Inspire and Bosco TSA Sussex
PGCE with QTS, full time or part time
- Accredited body
- University of Sussex
- Financial support
- Student finance if you’re eligible
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.
- Course length
- 1 year
- Date you can apply from
- 8 October 2019
- Date course starts
- September 2020
About the course
This is a school- based route but delivered and quality assured in partnership with the University of Sussex. Schools in our alliance are committed to supporting the needs of trainees by treating them as members of staff. Schools will want to foster relationships with potential applicants via email and school visits.
Our School Direct includes a full PGCE with 60 Master’s credits from the university. This is an important feature of our offer to applicants as we, as an alliance, are committed to research and evidence based teaching approaches.
During the course you will learn to:
Express the values, virtues and expectations of successful professionals, challenging learners to fulfil their potential and enjoy learning
Secure a strong subject knowledge and critical appreciation of the curriculum and pedagogy in subject specialisms
Plan, teach and reflect upon successful teaching and learning strategies, and their impact on pupil progress
Anticipate and respond to the different learning, motivation and personal abilities and needs of individuals, groups and classes
Develop effective classroom management techniques which promote good behaviour
Assess the progress pupils make, and the ways in which this can be enriched
Establish an understanding of a range of whole-school issues, the values and assumptions that underpin them, and their application to school and classroom practice
Meet the professional requirements for conduct and practice as set out in the Teacher Standards
How school placements work
You will have a ‘home’ and ‘away’ school placements over the course of the year. You will usually start in your home school in September at the beginning of term and then go on two weeks induction at the university. After this you will be on first placement at your home school. Your average week will be 4 days at school and 1 day (a Friday) at the university. This first placement phase lasts until February half-term. After this one-week break, you will go to your ‘away’ school. This will offer some kind of contrast to your first placement school to support your meeting the Teacher Standards. This short placement will come to an end at Easter and then you will return to your home school for the last 6 weeks of the course. We feel this sense of a home school supports developed professional relationships with colleagues and students anchoring your practice and development as a teacher.
The course fees for 2020 to 2021 are as follows:
UK university Undergraduate degree or recognised equivalent
Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics or equivalent
You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service clearance application form to verify your suitability to work with young people
Health Check – fitness to teach
About the training provider
Inspire and Bosco Teaching Schools have strong links to a range of different schools in the Sussex region. We are committed to providing an environment for teachers to thrive whether they are at the start of their training year or whether they aspire to be headteachers.
Our partnership of schools is not geographically rooted in one area of Sussex. The lead school for Inspire TSA is St Paul’s Catholic College in Burgess Hill and the lead school for Bosco TSA is St Philip Howard Catholic School in Barnham but our partnership is made up of faith schools, state comprehensives, primary and secondary schools, a special school and also independent schools. We are geographically spread from Brighton to Chichester and Crawley to Worthing. We believe we have a responsibility to make teaching an enriching, fulfilling and manageable career.
About the accredited body
We have a strong link with the University of Sussex. Many of our teachers have trained at Sussex through both the School Direct or PGCE routes. We value the strong academic reputation of the university and value their postgraduate qualifications that are gained through training with us. As a research based university, we maintain links through our wider work nurturing our teachers with professional development opportunities from MA and PhDs to sharing their school practice with early career teachers.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We aim to support all prospective teachers to ensure that our teaching workforce reflects the communities we serve.
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