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GLF Schools’ Teacher Training Drama (2ZJK)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance 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
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

Once you have been made an offer for Initial Teacher Training with GLF Schools’ Teacher Training, you will be assigned to a host school in which you will complete the majority of your training, on a 2-1-2 basis (2 days in school - 1 day dedicated to professional studies - 2 days in school). In the spring term, you will complete a second placement of six weeks in another partnership school to ensure that you experience contrasting educational settings / phases, which will greatly enhance your learning experience, subject to Government guidelines.

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), Initial Trainee Teachers (ITTs) and all practising teachers are judged against the National Teachers’ Standards. GLF Schools’ Teacher Training programme covers the eight Teachers’ Standards and Part 2 that need to be met in order to receive Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). During the course of the year, you will develop evidence to support your progress against the standards. A range of evidence is sought, at each assessment point, to ensure that you are working at the required standard to obtain QTS status by the end of the programme.

You will receive weekly professional studies training, delivered by a member of the SCITT Leadership Team and/or specialists from our partnership schools as well as nationally recognised experts; these sessions will cover the skills and knowledge required to meet the Teachers’ Standards and support you in developing your teaching skills over time. As a team we work to ensure that training meets the needs of all trainee teachers, and we pride ourselves on delivering a programme that is responsive to trainees’ needs.

Trainees can enhance their training year by choosing the PGCE uplift. Trainees who take this option will attend additional sessions with St Mary’s University during the training year, as part of their professional studies programme.

School placements

During your training year, you will undertake two placements in our partner schools, subject to Government guidelines, ( We work with a number of partner schools who we know deliver high-quality teacher training.

Your main placement school will depend on the demand for your subject and you will teach ages 5 to 11 years (primary) or 11 to 16 years (secondary) during your time there. We will organise a second placement of 6 weeks for you in a contrasting partner school, subject to Government guidelines, and we aim for both schools to be a maximum of an hour’s journey time. We do our best to accommodate the personal and family circumstances of trainees when arranging placements.

Secondary trainees will gain experience of Key Stage 5 (16 to 18 years) during their training year but will not be required to teach it, as well as opportunities to observe in a primary setting, subject to Government guidelines. Primary Trainees will gain opportunities to observe in both Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and secondary settings, subject to Government guidelines.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
GLF Schools’ Teacher Training ( London Boroughs)
c/o Meridian High School, 16 Fairchildes Avenue, New Addington, CROYDON, Surrey, CR0 0AH
GLF Schools’ Teacher Training (Central)
c/o Glyn School, The Kingsway, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1NB
GLF Schools’ Teacher Training (Western)
c/o Cordwalles Junior School, , Berkshire Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4DR
Thinking Horizons Teacher Training - Deal
Glen Road, Kingsdown, DEAL, Kent, CT14 8DD
Thinking Horizons Teacher Training - Medway
Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3BY

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

By the start of the course, trainees must hold:

  • GCSEs at C grade/level 4 or above in Maths and English and in Science for those wishing to train in the primary phase.
  • UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above

Any overseas qualifications should be verified with NARIC for equivalency BEFORE an application is submitted.

If your qualifications were gained in a non-English speaking country, you may be required to sit the IELTS; we require an overall grade of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 for Reading and 6.0 for Writing.

Personal qualities

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to a future teaching career, strong subject knowledge and the ability to interact with young people in and out of a classroom environment. We are also looking for strong literacy and numeracy skills, high standards of written English, a willingness to contribute to wider school life as well as personal qualities including: confidence, flexibility, resilience, ability to work in a group and under pressure, self-reflection and time management skills.

Other requirements

GLF Schools’ Teacher Training are committed to safeguarding and so we require all of our successful applicants to undertake an enhanced DBS check, as well as a health check, before they start their training.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £8,000.

The additional fees for the optional PGCE element are £2,000 for trainees on the salaried route; salaried trainees are not eligible for student finance to cover PGCE costs so this must be financed privately.

Total fees (tuition fees and PGCE) are capped at £9,250 for the fee-funded route; most trainees will be eligible for a student loan but you should check your eligibility with the Student Loans Company.

Financial support from the training provider

We offer flexibility of payment for trainees who are self-funding, but all fees must be paid before QTS is awarded.

About the training provider

First-rate training programme: As an Accredited Provider of Initial Teacher Training (ITT), we offer a first-rate professional training experience, working with schools that have significant experience delivering ITT.

Dedicated team: Our team is dedicated to ensuring trainees meet the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the year. We offer strong pastoral and professional care, priding ourselves on knowing our trainees personally.

Induction: In preparation for the year ahead, trainees are invited to attend an Induction Programme in the Summer term, this is a mix of face-to-face and online self-study learning.

High quality mentoring: Trainees are allocated a mentor who will offer personalised support and guidance throughout the year.

Alliance-based training: Trainees follow a bespoke, carefully devised Professional Studies Programme, delivered by high quality practitioners, one day per week.

Responsive training: We seek feedback after training sessions ensuring future sessions are tailored to meet the needs of our trainees.

Online training platform: Trainees can access the most up to date versions of the documents, whenever needed.

Second-school placements: Our partnership provides opportunities for trainees to experience a contrasting school setting.

Well-being and resilience: The training year is demanding; we put in place training sessions which deal specifically with the well-being of our trainees.

Networking: Our successful partnership of schools provides trainees with opportunities to share good practice, visit other schools and benefit from a range of highly skilled professionals.

Employment opportunities: It is expected that successful trainees will go on to work within their host school or group of schools.

Interview process

Successful applicants will be invited to one of our recruitment days. Interview locations can vary, however, they will mainly be online this year due to the pandemic.

The interview will consist of:

  • a presentation to the interview panel
    • a subject knowledge test, GCSE level (secondary only)
    • a lesson planning exercise
    • a formal interview, with members of the SCITT Leadership Team
    • a teaching activity/ review of teaching activity
    • a written exercise
    • activities to test literacy and numeracy

Training with disabilities and other needs

GLF Schools’ SCITT will adhere to its Recruitment and Selection policy in relation to all new appointments. In particular, this means that essential criteria on person specifications will be limited to those requirements which are necessary for the effective performance of the job.

Candidates for employment will be assessed objectively against the requirements for the job, taking into account any reasonable adjustments that may be required for candidates with a disability.

GLF Schools’ will make reasonable adjustments to its standard working practices to overcome barriers caused by disability. GLF Schools’ SCITT will monitor the composition of the existing workforce and of applicants for jobs and, where problems are identified, will consider whether appropriate action can be taken to address these.

All trainees complete a pre-employment questionnaire which is assessed by GLF Schools’ health care provider. Any recommendations are risk assessed and reasonable adjustments are actioned. In addition, GLF Schools’ SCITT has partnerships with a diverse range of both secondary and primary schools and trainees are placed according to their suitability and needs.

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Support and advice

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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).

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Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You'll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year from 9am on 5 October 2021
  • submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021