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

Accredited body
Leeds Trinity University
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
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.beckfoot.org

Contents

Course summary

Degree Requirements: a 2:2 or above is preferred, however we consider applicants with 3rd class degrees on a case by case basis.

Age Range: 11-16 years

Stage A – Introduction to teaching In your first term you will spend one day per week at Leeds Trinity University, and 4 days per week in your placement school. You will take part in seminars and workshops that prepare you for your school-based training.

Subject knowledge and applied pedagogy In these sessions, our subject teacher experts will give you a good understanding of what it means to teach your subject. You’ll study the school curriculum, and understand how other expert teachers have taught it successfully. You’ll also learn how to plan sequences of learning that address your pupils’ needs so that you can develop your practice and have a positive impact on their learning.

Stage B – Developing your knowledge Your University-based training will comprise the same elements as stage one, but you’ll focus on building on the knowledge you’ve already developed to prepare for your next school-based training block. You’ll spend one week at university. Before your second placement, you’ll again spend time in a school for one week to observe and familiarise yourself with the routine and teaching practice.

Having developed and applied your subject and curriculum knowledge, you’ll spend several days at university during your placement, consolidating your practice and completing activities that will prepare for your teaching career. We also run a one-week conference for all trainees. You will be in the same school for Stage 2 & 3

School placements

The Beckfoot School Direct Partnership is a collaboration between all schools in the Beckfoot Trust. All schools are located within a 20 minute drive of Beckfoot School in Bingley, making planning and experiencing placements easier. We have 4 Secondary Schools in the Trust.

On our Leeds Trinity School Direct course you will have 2 placements: Stage A - September - December Stage B - January - June

From day one trainees are immersed in school life, gaining experience and reflecting on learning. Trainees work with outstanding colleagues in classrooms on placements in different schools, and experience special school at Hazelbeck and Phoenix Special Schools. Trainees very quickly get to know and become part of our school and student communities; ensuring them to feel comfortable and confident in this environment.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in history 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.

Equivalency Tests to be undertaken with Leeds Trinity University’s specified provider. Costs to be met by applicant.

Fees and financial support

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

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

About the training provider

At Beckfoot, our school motto is “Enjoy - Learn – Succeed”. Our students are at the heart of all we do, and we want to train teachers who are committed to these values.

The Beckfoot School Direct Partnership is a collaboration between all schools in the Beckfoot Trust (Primary, Secondary and Special). All schools are located within a 20 minute drive of Beckfoot, making planning and experiencing placements easier.

Beckfoot was rated “Outstanding” in all areas by Ofsted, and working alongside Leeds Trinity University, Leeds Beckett University and Bradford Birth-19 SCITT, we take a lead role in delivering exceptional teacher training, supported by a clear vision and a powerful ethos that every single student can achieve great things.

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Interview process

If you are invited to interview you can expect a typical day to look like this….. SECONDARY: o Photo ID & document check o Introduction & School Direct Overview o Subject based task (30 mins) o Tour of school with Students o Meet current ITT Students o Lesson observation & Peer observation assessment with staff member for Senior Leadership Team o Formal interview including 3 minute presentation

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

The Board is opposed to any discrimination against any person with a disability, based on assumptions of their ability or otherwise to carry out the duties of the post to which they were appointed in school. Where applicable, all candidates with disabilities who meet the basic essential criteria for a post will be interviewed.

Under the Equality Act 2010, reasonable provision will be made for adjustments to a member of staff’s working conditions or environment for any person with a disability appointed to a post in school, where the adjustments are reasonably practicable

Contact this training provider

Email
schooldirect@beckfoot.org
Telephone
01274771444
Website
http://www.beckfoot.org
Address
Wagon Lane
Bingley
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 1EE

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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