E-ACT Academies Trust Mathematics (K556)

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

Accredited body
NITE: National Institute of Teaching & Education, part of Coventry University Group
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 - secondary
Course length
1 year - full time
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
February 2023


Course summary

Please note this vacancy is intended for an internal member of staff at E-ACT - please do not apply as an external applicant.

PGCE QTS Apprenticeship route with Coventry university. Two school placements within the course. In school and university mentor.

School placements

two school placements - more detail will be provided.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in mathematics 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 fees paid through 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 https://www.e-act.org.uk/work-for-us/

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 - https://www.coventry.ac.uk/nite/

Interview process

university interview to check suitability for academic requirements of course.

International candidates

To apply for this teaching apprenticeship course, you’ll need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the start of the course.

EEA nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme who have lived continuously in the EEA, Switzerland, Gibraltar, or the UK for at least the previous 3 years will also be eligible.

You’ll also 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

0751 497 8674
Gt Francis Street
West Midlands
B7 4QR

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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