Redborne Upper School And Community College
PGCE with QTS, full time or part time
- Accredited body
- University of Bedfordshire
- Financial support
- Scholarship, bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
PGCE with QTS
A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to
teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.
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
The course is structured with four days each week on school placement (Mon-Thurs) and each Friday at the University of Bedfordshire’s, Bedford Campus.
The interview process should take approximately six hours and will consist of a visit to Redborne to meet the School Direct team followed by a formal interview process at the University of Bedfordshire’s, Bedford Campus.
How school placements work
We will place you in a school inside our partnership area of Central Bedfordshire and within one hour journey from the Bedford Campus and your term time address.
The course fees for 2020 – 2021 are as follows:
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £17,000
- a bursary of £15,000
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Geography or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.
You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
Financial support from the training provider
A Connolly Foundation bursary of £1000 will be available for any trainee who is accepted onto our Redborne School Direct programme. A further £1000 NQT bursary will be granted to the trainee following their successful completion of the Redborne School Direct programme, and if they secure a first teaching post in a Bedfordshire school.
Applicants must possess, or be working towards achieving a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree.
All applicants must have GCSE grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C/4 English language must have a valid IELTS certificate with an average score of 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each area.)
All applicants must successfully pass the NCTL pre course skills test prior to starting the course, you do not need to have passed the tests prior to attending an interview.
All suitable applicants will be interviewed and any offer of a place will be subject to receiving DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and medical clearance.
About the training provider
Redborne Upper School and Community College is the Lead School for the Redborne Teaching School Alliance (RTSA), School Direct programme.
Our School Direct programme has been running since 2012 and includes primary and secondary phases. Our partnership of schools includes a large number of lower, middle and upper schools across Central Bedfordshire.
About the accredited body
The University’s Bedford campus is home to one of the largest education providers in the UK. The quality of provision is based on a long and established history of teacher education.
They boast an impressive record for training teachers, and enjoy, in many cases, a 100 per cent graduate employment rate. They have a research profile, in areas such as curriculum development, practitioner reflection and the use of technologies in teaching, this enables trainees to benefit from cutting-edge practice.
Training with disabilities and other needs
View disability access information on the University of Bedfordshire website.
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