Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Bromley Schools’ Collegiate Eliot Bank Gordonbrock Primary (38LT)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bromley Schools Collegiate
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022


Course summary

Trainees on the school direct programme will be considered by Eliot Bank Gordonbrock Federation, Lewisham, London Campus code B Every child deserves to be taught by excellent teachers. Bromley Schools’ Collegiate are committed to train and develop of the next generation of career teachers.

  • Trainees on the School Direct Training programme are placed at one of the federation schools

  • Primary Trainees are in placement schools Monday to Thursday, with training each Friday at the Bromley Schools’ Collegiate training suite at Hayes Secondary school.

  • The programme has been developed to deepen trainee’s use of research informed practice.

  • Trainees will receive high quality training from experienced facilitators, many who are drawn from our partnership schools, providing real-life context to the training.

  • Trainees will gain a strong understanding of how to meet the needs of all pupils through our curriculum based on caring for the whole child.

  • Right from the start of the course, trainees will be taught to develop critically reflective practice.

  • Subject Specific expertise will be developed and strengthened through the robust training programme.

  • Trainees are assessed throughout their placements by experienced leaders with a focus on making them career ready

The Training course runs from September to July. To meet the ITT criteria trainees must have experience of whole class teaching in two school settings. Placement 1 is September to December. Placement 2 is January to July.

  • Qualification achieved is QTS with PGCE. The PGCE element is a bespoke programme delivered at Bromley Schools’ Collegiate by Canterbury Christ Church University.

  • Trainees can opt out of the PGCE element.

School placements

Much consideration is given to placements. Each trainee must undertake two school placements to gain contrasting experience of teaching. Each placement will be in a school within the partnership who have experience of mentoring and coaching trainees. Placement 1 takes place September to December with Placement 2 January to July.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Eliot Bank and Gordonbrock
Eliot Bank Primary, Thorpewood Avenue, Sydenham, London, SE26 4BU
Main Site
Warren Road, Orpington, BR6 6JF

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.

Bromley Schools’ Collegiate will offer candidates equivalency tests at no cost to them. These must be taken and passed before the start of the training course. If a candidate is awaiting results, they may be asked to take an equivalency test with Bromley Schools’ Collegiate. Third party Equivalency tests will not be accepted.

Personal qualities

We welcome applications from candidates who believe every child deserves to feel safe in school and educated by like minded inspiring teachers.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,000.

Tuition fee may be paid through personal finance or student finance company.

About the training provider

The federation has a clear vision for the education of its children and our policies and practices are based on this. We want our children to enjoy learning whilst being challenged to meet the highest standards they can. Our schools are full of active and engaged learners who, as well as developing their academic skills, are also developing life skills of learning, friendship, effort and resilience. Staff across the schools work together in a number of ways to ensure the standard of teaching and learning is high. We have a shared curriculum, assessment strategies and policies.

Our Senior Leadership Teams work closely together to ensure that systems are aligned and working well and staff regularly meet for Continuing Professional Development opportunities. More experienced staff across the federation support less experienced colleagues ensuring that all quickly become proficient in their areas of responsibility. We welcome applications from candidates who believe every child deserves to feel safe in school and educated by like minded inspiring teachers.

About the accredited body

Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is a well established provider of initial teacher training with over 25 years experience.

100% of trainees say they feel supported on their journey through their training year and prepared as they become Early Career Teachers (ECT) .

What our last cohort say:

  • I know my confidence stems from the opportunities that have been provided by Bromley Schools’ Collegiate

  • Support and guidance enables trainees to apply their knowledge skilfully in placement schools 
  • Support was consistent throughout and I have really benefited from learning as you go approach

Interview process

Successful applicants will be invited for interview. We try to give as much notice as possible, however this may be within a week of receiving your application.

The interview will be to assess your suitability for teaching and Curriculum knowledge for your chosen subject.

As part of the selection process, we require you to prepare a short 4 minute presentation to be delivered to the interview panel. This should be delivered orally without powerpoint or any other electronic aid. After which you will be have a formal interview with senior management / headteacher. Candidates sit year 6 SATS papers in maths and grammar under timed conditions (20 minutes per paper are allowed).

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

Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is an all inclusive provider.

Contact this training provider

Bromley Schools' Collegiate, Hayes Secondary School
West Common Road
Hayes, Bromley

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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Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022