Litcham School
Primary (2XY8)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of East Anglia
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.

Course length
38 weeks
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.litchamschool.net/

Contents

About the course

Our full-time PGCE Primary programme will prepare you to become a general class teacher. You will be working with children to motivate, inspire and challenge them in their learning.

Our course will help you to gain a thorough understanding of how schools work and fully prepare you for first teaching post after successful completion of the training programme.

For your school placements, you will be placed in schools in our School Direct Partnership, where possible. Our aim is for your placements to be in contrasting schools with different age ranges based on your chosen training pathway.

Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you will graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

Find out more by searching for Primary PGCE

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Interview process

Interviews are part of the formal selection process. You will need to present yourself well, come prepared, and dress smartly. Your interview day will include:

  • An introductory talk
  • An individual interview
  • A written task

You may also be asked to complete other relevant tasks such as:

  • Working with small groups of pupils
  • Giving a presentation
  • A group interview
  • Literacy, numeracy and subject knowledge questions

How school placements work

During the two extensive placements in our partnership schools, you will gain a broad range of practical teaching experience.

You will be placed in schools in our School Direct Partnership, where possible. Our aim is for your placements to be in contrasting schools with different age ranges based on your chosen training pathway.

Fees

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £21,300

For any additional course costs at the University of East Anglia please visit our website

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

Find out more about the Financial Support available within our Primary PGCE course pages via the Course Finder

Requirements

Qualifications

Prior to submitting your application, you will need:

  • A GCSE pass at grade C/4 or equivalent qualification in English language, Mathematics and in a Science subject (ie Biology, Chemistry, Physics or a combination of these)
  • IELTS 6.5 or an equivalent qualification, if your first language is not English

Prior to beginning the course, you will need to have a good honours degree or equivalent. A degree classification of 2:2 or above is preferred. All degree subjects are considered.

Further requirements may apply. Find out more within our Primary PGCE pages that can be accessed via the Course Finder

Personal qualities

Trainees are selected on the basis of their application form, references and an interview. You are encouraged to prepare thoroughly.

Application forms should demonstrate strengths in subject and curriculum knowledge, your enthusiasm and commitment to a career in teaching, and the age range for which you have applied.

Other requirements

Prior to submitting your application, we recommend you gain some observational experience in a classroom environment if possible. This will help you gain an up-to-date understanding of how classrooms are managed and how teaching and learning takes place.

Applicants must also obtain:

  • An Enhanced Criminal Records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • A satisfactory Health Check. All PGCE trainee teachers must meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach.

All trainee teachers must have the health and physical capacity to teach and not put children and young people at risk of harm.

About the training provider

At Litcham School we have been supporting PGCE students for many years and have experienced and enthusiastic staff, who value the process of mentoring students through their first steps to becoming outstanding teachers.

Litcham School is situated about 18 miles west of Norwich and is one of only two all through schools in Norfolk. We have pupils from Reception to GCSE split across two sites. We are situated in a rural location and serve many small villages, with the secondary phase offering places to pupils from over 30 villages. The catchment area provides a mix of backgrounds. The school has close links with the other schools in the cluster and across the west of the county.

The school was inspected by Ofsted in November 2015 when we were judged to be a “good school”. The report states: “Teachers provide effective learning opportunities and engage well with pupils. Teachers plan lessons that help pupils make good progress from their individual starting points. Pupils make good progress. The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.”

About the accredited body

UEA’s School of Education and Lifelong Learning is one of the UK’s premier centres for teaching and research in professional education and training. The School’s research has made a difference in schools across the country, influencing approaches to managing classroom behaviour, understanding students’ motivation, and creating effective communities for learning.

All of our PGCE tutors have experience of school teaching and leadership, and all are specialists in particular areas of the curriculum. UEA’s expertise, together with our partner schools, means you’ll be well-supported throughout your PGCE.

Training with disabilities and other needs

At Litcham School we operate an equal opportunities policy. Individual needs are catered for and can be discussed at interview or on task day.

UEA operates an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.

All PGCE trainee teachers must meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach. All candidates offered a place are required to complete a health declaration form. If this reveals a need, UEA will consider reasonable adjustments, which may include particular school placements, and other support and monitoring during the course.

Find out more about the information and advice available through UEA’s Wellbeing Service

Contact details

Email
atkins_k@litchamschool.net
Telephone
01328701265
Website
http://www.litchamschool.net/
Address
Church Street
Litcham
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE32 2NS

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Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Beetley, St. Marys
Elmham Road, Beetley, Dereham, NR20 4BW
Yes 1
Great Dunham
Litcham Road, Great Dunham, Kings Lynn, PE32 2LQ
Yes 2
Great Massingham
Weasenham Road, Great Massingham, Kinds Lynn, PE32 2EY
Yes 6
Harpley
School Lane, Harpley, Kings Lynn, PE31 6DY
Yes 3
Main Site
Church Street, Litcham, King’s Lynn, PE32 2NS
Yes -
South Wootton
Hall Lane, South Wootton, Kings Lynn, PE20 3JZ
Yes 4
St. Edmunds
Kilham’s Way, Kings Lynn, PE30 2HU
Yes 5

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