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The Beckfoot School Direct Partnership Primary (5-11) (35XF)

PGCE with QTS full time

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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.beckfoot.org
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Contents

Course summary

A 2:2 or above at degree is preferred, however we will consider applicants with a third class degree on a case by case basis.

Beckfoot School Direct and Leeds Trinity University offer Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Initial Teacher Training courses in a number of subject areas. PGCE students are also registered to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification (FHEQ Level 7).

School placements

The PGCE Primary (5-11) is designed as a 1 year, full time course. The course consists of three stages:

Stage 1

University-based training includes: Professional Studies (including planning, safety and safeguarding, behaviour, class management and teaching for inclusion and diversity) Curriculum understanding in English, Maths, ICT, History, Science/DT, FL, Art and PE. Weekly serial visits to school-based training 1 placement and a block of school-based training block.

Stage 2

University-based training includes: Professional Studies (including differentiation and SEN) Curriculum understanding in English, Maths, ICT, History, Science/DT, Art, and PE A block of school-based training Stage 3

University-based training includes: Curriculum understanding in English, working with children with EAL, Geography, Learning outside the Classroom, RE and music Legal responsibilities Professional expectations Preparation for career entry Developing specialist interest A block of school-based training Each stage of the programme consists of a University-based block and school-based training block, the first running from September until November, the second running from November until the end of February and the third running from March until the end of June.​

If there is any impact on school placements as a result of Covid 19, we will inform you before the course starts

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

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 2022 to 2023 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), and Immanuel College. 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

On a typical interview day you can expect:

  • Welcome from the Team
  • Tour of school with pupils
  • Written Task
  • Teaching Task
  • 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 for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

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

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (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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