Lincroft Academy Music (2NQQ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The Cambridge Partnership
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
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://www.saf.org.uk/the-pilgrim-partnership-formerly-saf-itt/

Contents

About the course

Trainees on the School Direct (Tuition Fee) route will be working in a classroom with an experienced appointed mentor. You will have at least one meeting a week.

Trainees will spend most of their year based in a school for four days a week and then attend training on the fifth day. The training sessions will be led by expert practitioners, some of whom work in our excellent partner schools along with regular training from a subject specialist. Both will support you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of teaching lessons effectively in a secondary school across all key stages, where applicable.

As part of the programme trainees will complete a contrasting school placement and attend focus days to enhance your expertise and understanding of SEND and other specialist areas of education.

A programme of continuous formative assessment of trainees’ subject knowledge and ability to teach, as recorded within the portfolio, culminates in a rigorous assessment of the Teachers’ Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as specified by the Department for Education (DfE). As an accredited provider, the partnership recommends trainees, on successful completion of their training programme for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Trainees will also study for a PGCE alongside QTS.

School placements

Subject to COVID-19 Government Regulations:- Trainees will have two school placements in addition to other placements visits during the programme and will be supported by mentors and the SAF ITT team. If Covid-19 restrictions allow, trainees will also spend time in a special school.

Trainees will be allocated a school taking into account where they live and their individual needs. The school will be either 11-16 age range or 11 to 18.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

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.

The Pilgrim Partnership will accept equivalent GCSE qualifications in English, maths and science by a recognised third party. As an exam will incur a cost please contact us to make sure the awarding body is acceptable.

Personal qualities

The Pilgrim Partnership, working with The Cambridge Partnership as the accredited provider, and its partners are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about working with children. The programme is challenging, and so we are looking for candidates with a wide range of skills, knowledge, experiences and an aptitude for teaching.

Other requirements

  • Declaration of any convictions declared on your UCAS application
  • An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required following an offer of a place
  • A satisfactory health questionnaire will be required follow an offer of a place
  • Satisfactory clearance for registration

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Lincroft Academy is the lead school for the School Direct one year courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a PGCE. We work in partnership with The Pilgrim Partnership, and The Cambridge Partnership as the accredited provider, and pride ourselves in being able to offer a personalised training programme with a journey that begins as soon as you contact us. We will guide you all the way, from ‘just thinking about teaching’, getting your first job, to offering you advice and guidance about your continuing career development.

We offer a variety of training programmes to suit individual needs. If you are interested in working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), The Pilgrim Partnership work with a number of Special Schools.

With us, you will be choosing a Lead School and a provider with a proven track record for producing outstanding teachers for schools within our partnership which covers Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes and beyond.

Trainee experiences are designed to meet individual needs from the start of the course, encouraging them to progress quickly and effectively into skilled practitioners.

Our courses are highly effective in nurturing the talents of future generations of outstanding teachers. We believe in fostering reflective, self-assured trainees who are confident in questioning and rationalising their progress and ability as teachers throughout their course.

Trainees will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment, and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for teaching.

Interview process

Candidates who meet the entry requirements will be invited to interview.

Due to the current restrictions regarding Covid-19, the interview will take place online via TEAMS and involve staff from SAF ITT.

Further information will be forwarded to candidates invited to interview to enable them to prepare for the interview.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Lincroft Academy and The Pilgrim Partnertship is committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.

What do we mean by disability? The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

We have been successful in working with trainees who have either a physical or mental impairment to become effective classroom practitioners.

Contact this training provider

Email
info1@pilgrimpartnership.org
Telephone
01234 907896
Website
https://www.saf.org.uk/the-pilgrim-partnership-formerly-saf-itt/
Address
The Pilgrim Partnership, Harrold Primary Academy, The Green
Harrold
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK43 7DB

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (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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