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Heartlands Academy Health and social care (C261)

PGCE with QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
Coventry University
Financial support

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
11 to 18
Course length
15 months
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
November 2022


Course summary

Full time teacher apprenticeship PGCE QTS based at North Birmingham E-ACT Academy, with Coventry University. 15 month course. Mix of work based learning in the classroom and University content.

School placements

More detail will be provided - a 6 week placement in a contrasting school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Health and social care or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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


Unqualified teacher salary Course fee covered by apprenticeship levy funds

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

E-ACT is a Multi Academy Trust with 28 Academies across the country. We offer a range of paid Teaching Apprenticeships across different locations and subjects. More details on current vacancies can be found on our website

As well as the training provided by our partner Coventry University you will also have a mentor to support you in school.

Once you have successfully completed the course to gain QTS status E-ACT offers teaching roles with excellent CPD and further progression opportunities. Being part of a multi academy trust also provides excellent opportunities to move between academies to progress, as well as access to a wide range of experienced professional who can share their skills.

About the accredited body

The National Institute of Teaching and Education is part of the Coventry University group.

For further information on their courses, please see their website -

Interview process

Coventry University do carry out an interview to assess suitability for the PGCE.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work 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 work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

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

E-ACT is an equal opportunities employer and we would be delighted to hear from you if you have a disability so we can look into how we could support you to be part of our team.

Contact this training provider

07874 637109
Gt Francis Street
West Midlands
B7 4QR

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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