Dartmoor Teaching School Alliance
Primary (5-11) (AW51)
PGCE with QTS full time with salary
- Accredited body
- University of Exeter
- Financial support
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.
- Course length
- 1 year
- Date you can apply from
- 8 October 2019
- Date course starts
- September 2020
About the course
Our Salaried School Direct for General Primary (5-11) PGCE with QTS is delivered through the University of Exeter Distance Learning Programme.
Okehampton Primary School provides up to three places through our Devon Hub each year. Salaried trainees will be employed by Okehampton Primary. They spend a full week at Okehampton Primary: one day taking part in training workshops which model the principles of effective teaching (with trainees from non-salaried programme), four days a week will be spent on placement in Okehampton Primary, which includes time allocated for the completion of the PGCE element of the course (delivered by the University of Exeter through their Distance Learning programme).
Please note that the Salaried Course is offered exclusively at Okehampton Primary School.
The Salaried programme is highly competitive and typically is full by December so we would encourage early applications.
Applicants will be contacted by phone or email shortly after we receive an application to discuss interview arrangements. Interviews are held at Okehampton Primary School.
Where applicants are overseas or unable to attend an interview, alternative arrangements can be made - please contact Martin Smith - Director - to discuss (email@example.com)
During the interview process we may seek further clarification on information provided through your UCAS application. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is one of our highest priorities and as such the interview has been designed to assess your suitability to work with children and will include questions regarding safeguarding and promoting welfare of children.
The interview process will involve a staff panel interview, written exercise and a short teaching episode.
We request the following following documents are brought to the interview:
- Your DBS certificate (if you have this)
- Your original GCSE, A Level and degree certificates (or equivalent)
- One form of identification for verification purposes (e.g. valid passport or drivers’ licence)
- Proof of current address (e.g. utilities bill, bank statement)
How school placements work
- Main placement: September-December + March-June (Okehampton Primary)
- Short, contrasting placement: January-February
Unqualified Teacher Pay Scale for England and Wales
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
- Graduate or equivalent status
- The relevance of an Honours degree content to the chosen specialist subject(s) (current University of Exeter students are allowed to take up to 30 credits outside of their degree programme, some of which may strengthen an application for a PGCE)
- Passes at GCSE in English, Mathematics and Science at grade B or above or equivalent (or for GCSEs taken from Summer 2017 onwards, grade 5 or above) if you are applying for Primary.
- Please note that Salaried applicants are required to have a minimum three year’s work experience prior to starting course
-Selection based on information provided on UCAS Teacher Training application
-Selection based on successful interview
-Medical report which is deemed satisfactory
-Completed Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check which is deemed satisfactory by University
-It is University of Exeter’s policy that level 2 certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy is not acceptable as equivalent to GCSE English/Mathematics.
-DfE entry requirement to pass professional skills tests in literacy/numeracy has been removed for 2020/21 entry onwards. Instead PGCE trainees will be benchmarked during their training against a Government-defined set of fundamental mathematics and English skills. Further details are yet to be confirmed.
About the training provider
Dartmoor Teaching School Alliance is an alliance of primary and secondary schools servicing Devon and the wider area. If you are thinking about training to teach, we think we can offer you a superb range of inspiring courses. Whether you are a new graduate or you are considering a career change, our teacher training will equip you with the skills to be an outstanding teacher. Dartmoor TSA is led by Okehampton College, rated Outstanding by Ofsted. We work in partnership with the University of Exeter, itself rated Outstanding. To find out more watch our video HERE and visit our web site HERE
There are many great reasons to train with us:
- An outstanding partnership: Okehampton College and the University of Exeter offer trainees first class school placements and academic teaching.
- Train close to home: With 85 schools in our Alliance from the greater Devon area, we offer trainees greater control over where they complete their training.
- Matching trainees to placement schools: every effort is made to carefully match trainees to placement schools that will best develop their skills teacher
- Support into employment and beyond: We recruit trainees with the view to support them, through workshops and mock interviews, to secure their first post. Trainees that go onto teach in local schools are supported through our wide range of NQT and other programmes.
- Values-centred training: we are passionately committed to the values of co-operative schools that put people at the centre of everything we do.
About the accredited body
The University of Exeter is a leader in Initial Teacher Education, consistently graded as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted and ranked 3rd amongst university providers of teacher training in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017.
It has an excellent graduate employment record.
The PGCE is uniquely characterised by innovative research-led teaching informed by professional practice and academic excellence. The tutors have real-world experience as teachers, senior managers or Ofsted inspectors. They also lead and innovate, developing the latest ideas in teacher education, leading research, writing textbooks, leading subject networks and advising government.
Training with disabilities and other needs
The University of Exeter provides comprehensive student services that include AccessAbility and Wellbeing teams, Student Learning Skills Service, Student Advice Unit, Counselling Service, Students’ Union Advisors, Student Health Centre, Family Centre and the Chaplaincy. For further details on the wealth of support available to you please go to Student Support Services web page HERE
PGCE trainees are assessed by an Occupational Health provider as part of the admissions process to ensure they are fit to teach in a school setting. If the Occupational Health provider recommends any adjustments, the University’s Partnership Office will ensure you are placed in schools where these adjustments can be made, providing they are logistically possible and reasonable.
We always seek to support teachers for whom special educational needs could be a barrier to teaching. We will openly discuss the accessibility of our courses and indeed various partner schools in terms of training.
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