Hitchin Boys’ School English (2Q9F)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Hertfordshire
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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.hbs.herts.sch.uk

Contents

About the course

Trainees spend 4 days a week in school and 1 day a week at University.

School placements

Trainees will be based at their Host School for most of the year, undertaking a second 6 week placement, usually in the Spring Term. Teaching is likely to encompass all age ranges from 11-18.

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 will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £0

Contact the University of Herts for details.

About the training provider

Hitchin Boys’ School is the Lead School for the North Herts Consortium of Schools for School Direct, comprising Hitchin Boys’ School, Hitchin Girls’ School and The Priory School in Hitchin, Fearnhill School and The Highfield School in Letchworth and Knights Templar School in Baldock. Vacancies advertised by Hitchin Boys’ School may be for placements at any of the schools in our consortium as links between the schools are very strong.

We are committed to recruiting applicants regardless of sex, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.

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

We are committed to making all possible reasonable adjustments in order to offer training placements to trainees with disabilities. Please contact individual schools within the consortium for details of specific support which could be offered.

Contact this training provider

Email
northhertsschoolsdirect@hitchinboys.co.uk
Telephone
01462432181
Website
http://www.hbs.herts.sch.uk
Address
Hitchin Boys' School
Grammar School Walk
Hitchin
Herts
SG5 1JB

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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