everyonelearning@ Hawthorns, Kingfisher, Mossley Hollins Teaching Partnership English (2SB4)

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

Accredited body
University of Cumbria
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available if you’re eligible

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 16 - secondary
Course length
1 year - full time
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

The everyonelearning@ Hawthorns, Kingfisher, Mossley Hollins Teaching Partnership commitment to you. A comprehensive Secondary school-led training programme delivered by Mossley Hollins High School (Tame River Educational Trust)and outstanding practitioners and leaders from across Partner Schools. You will visit the University throughout the course of the programme. Further training is facilitated by experienced practitioners in our partner schools.

What to expect:

  • 2 contrasting school placements
  • A University-led PGCE programme leading to the award of PGCE with QTS and 60 Masters Level credits on completion of 3 academic assignments that are related to educational practice.
  • Guided and tailored support from your dedicated school-based mentor, classroom teacher and Professional Programme lead in partnership with the University of Cumbria Programme Lead.
  • Opportunities to observe outstanding teaching in General Primary, Specialist and Sixth Form settings
  • Opportunity to immerse yourself in the day to day life of a professional working school whilst retaining the role of trainee teacher.
  • A range of facilitators including Head Teachers, Senior Leaders and Specialist Leaders of Education
  • Opportunities to share professional practice through Quality First development days The expectation of employment. We aim to continue our excellent track record of employment rates and guide and support all our trainees into teaching positions across our diverse range of Partner Schools.
  • For further information email:
  • Mrs E Duggan Partnership Manager - e.duggan@mossleyhollins.com

  • https://www.tret.org.uk/train-to-teach/

  • https://www.everyonelearning.co.uk/school-direct-secondary-pgce-with-qts/

  • Twitter: @every1learning

  • Twitter:@tameriverTRET

School placements

Where possible, school placements are arranged to meet the needs of the trainee. We aim, where possible to ensure trainees are not travelling for more than 40 minutes at the start and end of the day. Consideration is also given to those trainees who don’t drive. Trainees will complete 2 contrasting placements during their training year. September- December and January- June. The programme is designed in such a way that trainees have numerous opportunities to visit other schools/settings throughout the course of the programme.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in English 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.

Equivalency Test requirements will be discussed at interview and in collaboration with the University of Cumbria.

Personal qualities

The everyonelearning@ Hawthorns, Kingfisher, Mossley Hollins Teaching Partnership is keen to meet with candidates who have the qualities required for a career in teaching and who are determined to make a difference to the lives of children and young people. Are you:

  • Friendly
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hard Working
  • Passionate
  • Resilient

If so, we would really like to hear from you to understand your commitment to making a difference as a teacher.

Other requirements

Any recent work experience within a school setting would be helpful.

Fees and financial support

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

Financial support from the training provider

For further information regarding finance for the School Led tuition fee route into teaching please visit the following links.




About the training provider

The everyonelearning@ Hawthorns, Kingfisher, Mossley Hollins Teaching Partnership believe passionately in developing teachers that will help to create:

Hawthorns School,{Tameside} Kingfisher School {Oldham} and Mossley Hollins High School /Tame River Educational Trust {Tameside} are OFSTED OUTSTANDING schools If you feel that you would like to experience an OUTSTANDING, bespoke, unique, diverse and interactive approach towards becoming a teacher then the School Direct Programme in partnership with the everyonelearning@ Hawthorns, Kingfisher, Mossley Hollins Teaching Partnership is your first choice. Please visit our website https://www.everyonelearning.co.uk/meet-the-team/ email: info@everyonelearning.co.uk

Interview process

When an application is received, it will be checked against initial criteria for qualifications and experience. Following this, the everyonelearning@ Hawthorns, Kingfisher, Mossley Hollins Teaching Partnership will read the application and assess the applicants commitment and motivation to teach, ability to reflect on practice and enthusiasm for the profession. Relevant and recent school experience will be considered and references referred to. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in either a virtual or face to face interview at Mossley Hollins High School . Secondary applicants will be expected to:

  • lead a 20 minute subject lesson with a class of children followed by 2 minutes of questions
  • Compile a written response to a think piece, in advance of the interview day. This will be assessed for spelling, punctuation and grammar together with a general understanding of the think piece and an ability to reflect.
  • Complete a subject knowledge audit
  • Participate in a formal 20 minute interview. This is conducted by experienced professionals from the everyonelearning@ and Tame River Educational Trust Teaching Partnership. Upon successful completion of the interview process, School Direct Places are then offered in partnership with The University of Cumbria. All School Direct places will lead to qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) validated by the University of Cumbria

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

The everyonelearning@ Hawthorns, Kingfisher, Mossley Hollins Teaching Partnership welcomes all applications . It works in partnership with the University of Cumbria to meets the needs and requirements of all candidates.

Contact this training provider

Sunnyside Moss Campus
Lumb Lane
M34 5SF

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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