Hampton Hargate Primary School Primary (2XCD)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bishop Grosseteste University
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.hampton-hargate.peterborough.sch.uk
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About the course

Aspiring teachers on our School Direct programme have the opportunity to work and train within an alliance with diversity at its core. Our alliance of schools is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of some of the most disadvantaged young people in the city. This full-time course is for one year with 120 days in school and 60 days training. School placements are carefully structured to ensure gradual development of your confidence as an effective teacher through building up experiences by working with other trainees, link tutors and teachers.

Bishop Grosseteste University Ofsted Report (2010) shows that we are highly successful and that we have ‘High quality trainees with the potential to be good or better teachers’. Our trainees’ strengths include their:

  • self-motivation in identifying and securing their own professional development
  • well-developed personal qualities, which allow them to establish productive relationships with staff and pupils, and create a good climate for learning in the classroom
  • professional attributes and personal qualities, including their commitment and self-motivation in relation to their own professional development. Special Features At present you register for the course at Post Graduate level, gaining 60 masters credits (level 7) or you can gain a professional graduate qualification with either 60 credits at level 6 or 30 credits at level 6 and 30 at level 7. The modules relate to the professional role of the teacher, the need to be a reflective practitioner, to developing your own knowledge of subjects and areas taught within primary schools and early years setting and how you teach to support children in effective learning. The course will include lectures, seminars, workshops, Independent Study, tutorials, school-based training and will recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The University-based sessions are very much a starting point for the training undertaken in schools through observation and working alongside experienced teachers. Assessment We offer a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops independent study and school-based training. Assessments include written assignments, group and individual presentations, ICT based assessment, peer assessment and practical teaching in partnership with schools.

School placements

The full-time course is for one year with a minimum of 120 days in school and 60 days of training. School placements are carefully structured to ensure gradual development of your confidence as an effective teacher through building up experiences by working with other trainees, link tutors and teachers. Placements begin in the autumn Term. The spring and summer term placements follow with you taking the lead within the classroom across core and foundation subjects. You will also undertake an enrichment placement in key stage three and early years. Whilst on placement you will work closely with your School Based Mentor(SBM). Your SBM will observe your practice throughout the week and will also meet with you weekly to enable you to identify targets to further develop your professional practice. You will also attend one afternoon a week at a local training session where senior staff will work with you and help you develop your classroom practice. Find out more on our website

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.

For details of the equivalencies accepted, please visit the BGU website using the below link: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/apply-now/gcses-equivalency

Personal qualities

Qualities of a trainee We are looking for someone who has a love of learning and who wishes to ensure that others do too. Besides academic qualifications we are looking for a confident communicator who has a passion for learning; someone who is well organized and has the ability and desire to become a team player. Your interpersonal skills are important as is your curriculum knowledge. We want to work with people who want to make a difference to individuals’ lives.

Other requirements

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 £12,500

Financial support from the training provider

Find more info about financial support on our website

About the training provider

At Hampton Hargate Primary School we are committed to the academic, personal, social and emotional development for all of our pupils. We promote an engaging environment where successful and inspiring teaching and enthusiastic learning, tolerance and mutual respect towards others is valued above all else. In pursuit of excellence we will always endeavour to demonstrate best practice, to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical developments of pupils in our school and in society, and prepare pupils in our school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of later life. All pupils will experience a broad and balanced curriculum, which supports, challenges and extends their self-discipline, motivation and self-esteem in order to achieve excellence in learning. In working closely with pupils, parents and the wider community we will encourage the children to develop into confident, successful, responsible, independent beings who have an appropriate sense of Citizenship. The full-time course is for one year with school experience starting in September of the training year. School placements are carefully structured to ensure gradual development of your confidence as an effective teacher through building up experiences by working with other trainees, link tutors and teachers.

Interview process

What we are looking for - Qualities of a trainee We are looking for someone who has a love of learning and who wishes to ensure that others do too. Besides academic qualifications, we are looking for a confident communicator who has a passion for learning. Someone who is well organized and has the ability and desire to become a team player. Your interpersonal skills are important as is your curriculum knowledge. We want to work with people who want to make a difference in individuals’ lives. Selection process We will invite you to one of our schools and during the time you are with us, you will be asked to complete a number of tasks. You will meet with students and staff to discuss topical issues. The purpose of the day is for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us. Once the interview has taken place the panel will discuss how they can best support you in becoming an outstanding teacher and which one of our schools is best placed to help you achieve. There will be a pre-course task that will enable you to be prepared for your first placement school. Find out more on our website

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 really care about all of our trainees and aim to support them all of the way through their studies, from application to graduation. Here at BGU we recognise that trainees may require additional assistance to engage fully with their studies due to a range of access needs. Student Advice plays a key role in co-ordinating services available to BGU’s disabled and sensory impaired students, and/or with specific learning differences or other access needs before and during their studies. In order to assess the level of support trainees may require, we use the legal definition of disability, which is wide ranging but includes:

  • Specific learning differences including dyslexia
  • Physical mobility difficulties
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments
  • Persons requiring personal care
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Mental health difficulties
  • Medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or asthma Please note that this is not an exhaustive list – trainees may have access needs that are not listed above. If you are unsure whether you have access needs which are covered by disability legislation, please contact Student Advice – we will be happy to offer advice and guidance.

Contact this training provider

Email
chris.clayton@hampton-hargate.peterborough.sch.uk
Telephone
01733 296780
Website
http://www.hampton-hargate.peterborough.sch.uk
Address
Hampton Hargate Primary School
Hargate Way
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE7 8BZ

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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