Maiden Erlegh Institute Primary (H261)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
The University of Reading
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
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.maidenerleghinstitute.org

Contents

Course summary

The Primary School Direct PGCE will enable you to develop the professional skills and knowledge to deliver all aspects of primary teaching.

You will:

  • Develop creative approaches to teaching primary
  • Develop resources for future teaching
  • Develop a critical understanding of current debates relating to primary and education
  • Develop your subject knowledge

You will need: -A degree (2:2 minimum). -GCSE English language (grade A*-C) -GCSE maths (grade A*-C)

-Clear and accurate written and spoken English

If you have non-UK qualifications, you should present your UK-NARIC statement(s) of comparability at interview.

School placements

You will gain a substantial amount of school-based experience.

You will have one lead school, although you will spend time in a second school for a 6-week placement.

There will be mentors available for both placements.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Aldryngton Primary School
Off Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 7HR, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 7HR
Yes
Great Hollands Primary School
Wordsworth, Bracknell, RG12 8YR
Yes
Jennett’s Park CofE Primary School
3 Tawny Owl Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8EB, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8EB
Yes

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 or maths.

Personal qualities

You will need to demonstrate sufficient understanding of and insight into the role of the teacher, the classroom environment and the processes involved in learning and teaching. In order to show such understanding and insight it may be beneficial to undertake a visit to a school.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Maiden Erlegh Institute is based at the ‘Outstanding’ rated Maiden Erlegh School in Berkshire and is part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust.

We provide excellent high quality training to new and current teachers. We collaborate with a variety of schools and organisations to learn together, to ensure the nurturing of the next generation of learners, teachers and leaders.

We participate in the Schools Direct Programme of school-led training and work closely with The University of Reading to deliver training.

With the University of Reading being so close to our teaching school, we have a strong partnership with the university. Reading is a vibrant town, with excellent employment opportunities.

We offer training in a variety of secondary schools and all key stages. You can train at Maiden Erlegh School or another school partner.

If you have any questions, please get in touch. MEIOffice@maidenerleghtrust.org

About the accredited body

The University of Reading’s Institute of Education is an established provider of high-quality training and research. It is ranked 10th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University League Table 2022). Committed to developing caring, reflective, professional teachers, it has well-established partnerships with over 400 schools in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Ofsted report that the “effective relationships with partner schools support the development of high quality teaching and trainees that are well-prepared to work in the region’s schools.” (ITE inspection report, September 2016).

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

Maiden Erlegh Trust takes very seriously its responsibilities and duties under the Equality Action. Our motto of “schools for the community, schools as a community” as well as our vision and ethos illustrate our commitment to treat everyone fairly and respectfully, to embrace and celebrate difference and to support every student in our schools to meet their potential.

Maiden Erlegh Trust will fulfil its statutory Public Sector Equality Duty to consider needs of students and their families, employees, governors, visitors and contracted service providers in terms of:

  • Eliminating unlawful discrimination*, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by The Act.
  • Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Contact this training provider

Email
MEIOffice@maidenerleghtrust.org
Telephone
0118 9262467
Website
http://www.maidenerleghinstitute.org
Address
Maiden Erlegh School
Silverdale Road
Earley
Reading
RG6 7HS

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

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).

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