Nottingham Catholic Initial Teacher Training Partnership Primary (2S88)

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

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
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.becketonline.co.uk/teachingschool

Contents

Course summary

This course may be offered at the following schools. Please email us to tell us which school you are interested in when you apply:

  • English Martyrs’ Catholic Voluntary Academy - Willow Crescent, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6EH
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School - The Drove, Sleaford NG34 7AT
  • Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School - Laughton Way, Lincoln, LN2 2HE
  • St. Hugh’s Catholic Primary, a Voluntary Academy - Woodfield Avenue, Doddington Park, Lincoln, LN6 0SH
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School - Sandon Road, Grantham, NG31 9AX
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy - Grammar School Road, Brigg, DN20 8BB
  • St. Norbert’s Catholic Primary School - Tollgate, Spalding, PE11 1NJ

MODULES: Year 1:  Learning and Teaching  Classroom Focused Development  School Experience 1  School Experience 2

DELIVERY: Sessions are a range of interactive seminars, lectures and tutorials which normally take place on a Friday and you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of self-study as part of your programme. Placements will make up a significant part of the course during this time you will work with the support of a school mentor to evidence the QTS Teachers’ Standards. There is some time set aside for enrichment activities enabling you to explore education in its widest contexts. BGU academic staff comprise of qualified teachers, visiting tutors with specialist knowledge and skills, those recognised as Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and active researchers.

ASSESSMENT: You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the course and will undertake different types of assessment. The Learning and Teaching module involves a portfolio and Classroom Focused Development a Research Report. The QTS Teachers’ Standards are assessed through observation, discussion, written/oral reflection and evaluation focussed on pupil progress.

School placements

The availability of placements will be governed by the official Government and DfE guidance nearer the time.

LOCATION: BGU has a single-site campus in Lincoln, England and lectures, seminars and tutorials take place here.

Placements are normally arranged by your base/lead school and should be within 90 minutes travel time (one direction) to the setting. Your largest amount of time is on placement with your base school.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Alliance Primary Schools
Nottingham Catholic Initial Teacher Training Partnership, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QY
Yes
Boston St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School (Lincs)
Ashlawn Drive, , Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 9PX
Yes
English Martyrs, Oakham (Lincs)
Willow Crescent, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6EH
Yes
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School (Lincs)
The Drove, , Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7AT
Yes
Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School (Lincs)
Laughton Way, , Lincoln,, LINCS, LN2 2HE
Yes
St Hugh’s CVA Primary (Lincs)
Woodfield Avenue, Doddington Park, Lincoln, Lincs, LN6 0SH
Yes
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy, Cleethorpes (Lincs)
Philip Avenue, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 9DL
Yes
St. Augustine Webster Catholic Voluntary Academy (Lincs)
Baildon Road, , Scunthorpe,, North Lincolnshire, , DN15 8BU
Yes
St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School
Sandon Road, , Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 9AX
Yes
St. Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy Grammar (Lincs)
School Road, , Brigg, Lincolnshire, DN20 8BB
Yes
St. Norbert’s Catholic Primary School (Lincs)
Tollgate, Spalding, LINCS, PE11 1NJ
Yes
St. Norbert’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Crowle (Lincs)
Fieldside, , Crowle, , Scunthorpe,, DN17 4HL
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third or above), or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

These must be from a BGU approved provider.

Other requirements

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) – formerly the CRB and Health All students will need to pay £57.20 for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2023 to 2024 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £12,850

trainees are responsible for paying their own fees

About the training provider

We are delighted that you are considering training with our partnership and we would really like you to apply to join us. Providing a high level of care and support for our trainees is part of our ethos. Our places are open to all applicants who share our values and are passionate about supporting the learning of our students.

Our partnership is founded on the principle of collaboration and an absolute belief that by working together we can improve outcomes for all students in all of our schools. Our schools have a long record of partnership with our Higher Education partners in helping to train teachers. School Direct gives us the chance to select and train our own outstanding teachers of the future.

If you choose to train with us you can expect:

  • successful trainees will obtain a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) by the end of the programme
  • a programme that gives you four days a week in school and one day a week at University
  • the chance to observe and work with outstanding teachers
  • outstanding mentoring from an experienced and trained mentor
  • a bespoke programme of support sessions
  • a comprehensive induction programme
  • a second school placement in a contrasting school

We are working in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, University of Leicester, University of Derby and Bishop’s Grosseteste Lincoln.

We are committed to identifying, training and developing outstanding teachers of the future.

About the accredited body

Bishop Grosseteste University is working within partnership with School Direct to be able to support students in into teaching. School Direct offers more school-led training within local schools around the county.

Programmes generally last for one year. Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) and many courses also award a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) or masters-level credits on completion.

You will be based in one of the schools in the partnership and you’ll also be taught by BG, attending lectures and seminars to bolster your hands-on experience with theories.

Interview process

Our interviews take place face to face, however some may take place online depending upon guidance at the time.

You will be asked to deliver a short presentation, along with having a teaching activity withe children to complete and a formal interview.

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 for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

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 coordinate support and access arrangements for disabled applicants with specific learning difficulties. We work with academic staff, Universities and external agencies to meet individual access requirements.

Our commitment is to ensure that everybody has an equal opportunity to become an active part of school life irrelevant of their needs.

The Teaching School is committed to equality and aims to comply with the Equality Act (2010).

Contact this training provider

Email
v.scott@becketonline.co.uk
Telephone
0115 982 4280
Website
http://www.becketonline.co.uk/teachingschool
Address
The Becket Way
Wilford Lane
West Bridgford
Nottinghamshire
NG2 7QY

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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