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PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The Manchester Metropolitan University
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
10 November 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.gatleyprimary.com

Contents

About the course

The Teaching School Alliance will place successful School Direct applicants into the schools that will be most able to meet their specific needs. Each trainee will be allocated a main school with a contrasting placement, supported by University sessions at the MMU Manchester campus. We will endeavor to make placements bespoke to the individual career aspirations of successful applicants.

You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning.

This is a yearlong school based training programme will lead to a Postgraduate Certification (PGCE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It will embody a collaborative approach enabling trainees to connect with experienced school-based professionals, whilst also receiving guidance from The Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) education faculty and staff. The training will be delivered jointly by MMU and by expert teachers in the alliance schools.

School placements

You will be placed in school within our locality, gaining a wide range of experience from Year 7 to 11. You will receive your own mentor to guide you through the year as you explore effective teaching and learning, making a difference to the outcomes of all the children you teach. There will be a contrasting placement in a second school, including an opportunity to look at Special Educational Needs.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

MFL: An upper class degree in a related field of study to your chosen subject to teach.

GCSE grade C (minimum) in Maths and English.

Relevant school experience is highly desirable.

Personal qualities

Our successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following skills: Teamwork, Problem solving, Effective communication skills, Effective time management, Organisational skills, Adaptability, Reflective, Effective relationships.

Other requirements

Personal qualities

Our successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following core values: Commitment, Integrity, Nurturing, Resilience, Passion, Hard working, Motivation to learn, Open minded.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

The school direct tuition fees are £9,250 but will lead to a PGCE award with QTS status from a leading provider.

You can apply for additional bursaries, more information is available through the DFE website.

Financial support from the training provider

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

There are numerous bursary and scholarship funds available for potential applicants to apply for to help with the School Direct fees. More information on these can be found on the DfE website.

About the training provider

Gatley Primary School Alliance is passionate about shaping the minds of the future.

Gatley is at the forefront of school-led Initial Teacher Training and is uniquely placed to deliver innovative training opportunities. One of the most empowering routes into teaching is the School Direct route. It offers the opportunity to learn with and from a team of professionals in an inspirational school. Gatley School Direct trainees have an outstanding record since September 2014:

  • 100% employed upon completion of the course
  • 100% of trainees successfully completed the programme
  • 89% graded as ‘Outstanding’

“This year has been the most intense year of my life but at the same time everything I have experienced has been really, really rewarding and I’m so glad that I’ve come into teaching” (School Direct Trainee 2015-2016)

“I cannot speak any more highly of the course and the opportunity we have been given. Being trained by professionals who are truly passionate about what they do, makes me feel I have been given such a fantastic head start. The support I have received throughout the course has been amazing” (School Direct Trainee 2016-2017)

Gatley and its alliance partners, working together, have combined their expertise to continue to deliver the School Direct programme into 2019-20. This will be the alliance’s 6th year of delivering its very successful School Direct Programme. The diverse representation of schools within the alliance offers a vast range of experiences giving trainees the opportunity to learn and excel.

Interview process

Applicants will be invited to interview at one of the alliance secondary schools. The interview process will comprise of a subject specific task, a small short teaching task and a panel interview with key colleagues from within the alliance schools. During the whole process we will also be looking numeracy and literacy skills of applicants.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We offer a wide range opportunities to learn about special educational needs and how to support children with needs.We give an opportunity to experience a special school as well as looking at special needs in mainstream. In line with the code of practice, you will learn how to support all pupils.

Contact this training provider

Email
ccoleman@gatleyprimary.com
Telephone
01614286180
Website
http://www.gatleyprimary.com
Address
Hawthorn Road
Gatley
Cheadle
Stockport
SK8 4NB

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).

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