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Kingsbridge EIP SCITT Primary (T869)

PGCE with QTS full time

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.kingsbridgeteachertraining.co.uk/
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Contents

Course summary

Initial Teacher Training opportunities are available from Sept 2022 through our Wirral partnership with St. George’s Primary School, Wallasey, Merseyside and Park Primary and Liscard Primary schools.

Programmes will be available through the following phases:

  • Primary Education (3-7 phase)
  • Primary Education (5-11 phase)

Our partnership believes that every success story starts with great teachers and great Wirral teachers train to teach at Kingsbridge.

Kingsbridge is a dynamic teacher training provider with a proven track record of excellence. With Kingsbridge you will build a teaching career you can be proud of… through a strong support network and through training in an exciting environment.

Our Wirral partnership aims to support local trainee teacher development across the Wirral. In line with the core content framework, you will train by drawing on the best available evidence, to improve education outcomes and to make a difference to the education of local Wirral children.

We will also ensure that you have early, career-stage-appropriate opportunities to achieve your ambitions and experience our wonderful profession.

To find out more about training to teach with Kingsbridge please visit https://www.kingsbridgeteachertraining.co.uk/wirral

School placements

You’ll be placed in a Wirral school for your main placement during your training.

Placements during the year ordinarily operate as follows: 1) Main Placement - Sept to Christmas 2) Second Placement - Jan to Feb Half Term 3) Return to Main Placement - Feb Half Term to Graduation

You can’t pick which school you want to be placed within, but we will try to place you in schools you can commute to.

In addition to the normal placements outlined above all our trainees engage in a range of additional short-term intensive school placements.

Our intensive placement scheme provides opportunities for trainees to benefit from highly focused practice of, and feedback on, essential components of the curriculum, to fully support trainees in the method and practice of teaching, especially in academic subject or theoretical concepts.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Kingsbridge Excellence Centre
Kingsbridge Teacher Training , Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge, Wigan, WN2 5NG
No
St. George’s Primary School
St George’s Road, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH45 3NF
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, 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.

Birmingham City University (BCU) have developed an online GCSE equivalence option that we accept and is open to trainees who may require equivalency certificates. Please contact us for more details.

Personal qualities

A genuine passion for teaching.

It would be helpful if you have some recent experience with children and learners to confirm your career choice, but this is not a prerequisite before applying to Kingsbridge Teacher Training. We look for the potential to train to teach, for example excellent communication skills, team work, responding to feedback and flexibility.

Kingsbridge operates strict safer recruitment procedures and makes sure all appropriate checks are carried out on all trainees who join the SCITT. Kingsbridge promote welfare of children and your people at every stage.

Other requirements

Original certificates for your degree and GCSE subjects or equivalents, will need to be brought with you to your interview.

If you are in your final year of study, please enter a predicted grade.

  • If your qualifications were not gained in the UK, you can visit the National Academic Register Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are considered to be equivalent to UK GCSEs and degrees.

Every lesson shapes a life through Kingsbridge Teacher Training.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

Tuition fees for all unsalaried programmes is £9,250.

Full-time Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, will get funding in the same way as other undergraduate degree programmes. This means you’ll be able to apply as a full-time student for student finance for fees and living costs in the same way as undergraduates on any other higher-education course.

Visit https://www.gov.uk/teacher-training-funding for more details.

Financial support from the training provider

Wellbeing and support is at the heart of our teacher training programme.

To further support our trainees this coming academic year we have also developed a trainee wellbeing support service that will offer our trainees access to the tools and support needed to improve their overall health and wellbeing. This support service includes access to trusted health information such as counselling and GP support should it be needed during the programme.

About the training provider

Kingsbridge School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is a dynamic, high-quality teacher training provider which offers a range of school-based routes into teaching.

Kinsgbridge currently offers three routes into primary and secondary teaching through the following phases:

  • Primary Programme (3-7 phase)
  • Primary Programme (5-11 phase)
  • Secondary Programme (11-16 phase) with optional post 16 enhancement

Interview process

Your interview process at Kingsbridge will operate in three phases:

  • (1) The Formal Interview: Just like any other job interview, you will be asked a series of questions designed to illustrate how you meet our standards. We will be looking at your communication skills, knowledge and experience and your personal attributes.

  • During the formal interview process candidates will be required to demonstrate high standards of safeguarding that promotes the welfare of young people. Our SCITT creates a culture of safer recruitment and our recruitment procedures help us deter, reject, or identify people who might abuse children. Please be aware that our recruitment procedures are robust in this regard.

  • (2) School Based Assessment: Once you’ve made it through the interview you’ll be invited to visit one of our partner schools. You may be asked to deliver an activity with a small group of pupils. We will be looking at how you engage with the young people, how you capture their attention and fire their imaginations. We’ll also be looking for self-confidence in front of the class and your creativity in devising and delivering an entertaining and educational session.

  • (3) The Conditional Offer: When you make it through the first two phases we will make you an offer of a place. This is designed to make sure that your literacy and numeracy skills are up to an acceptable standard for teaching.

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 SCITT strives to be diverse and inclusive a place where we can ALL be ourselves. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify themselves from under representative Ethnic Groups and/or background, to mitigate are underrepresented at the SCITT.

We value diversity and encourage applications for places from disabled trainees, confident in our disabled access facilities at our SCITT training bases.

Likewise, all of our partnership schools have suitable disabled access facilities and welcome such applicants. Trainees with a wide range of disabilities have successfully completed our course; many leaving us to go on and become outstanding teachers.

Contact this training provider

Email
kingsbridge@cfat.org.uk
Telephone
01942487999
Website
http://www.kingsbridgeteachertraining.co.uk/
Address
Kingsbridge Teacher Training Center
c/o Platt Bridge Community School,
Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge
Wigan
WN2 5NG

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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