- Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary School, Wye
School-Based (School Direct) (Training) known as Non -salaried/Fee Paying:
This is not an employment route. Trainees will pay their own fees.
School-Based (School Direct) Part-time is a school-based route delivered in partnership with CCCU. The key feature of this course is that from the start, the majority of the two years will be spent in the base school, working alongside experienced colleagues; joining Taught University days within the first year and during the second year completing the second school experience (SSE). There will be an option to join the enhanced PGCE element in the second year.
The course supports a flexible working pattern enabling trainees to work part-time and train part-time. Trainees are in their base school for 2.5 or 3 days a week, as agreed by CCCU and the School.
CCCU training days will be on days the trainee is in school , the base school will release the trainee from school to attend the training.
In Year 1 the trainee’s timetable will be devised around CCCU days, and the trainee must ensure that CCCU days do not clash with a day they work elsewhere. However, in Year 2, there will not be any CCCU training days unless the trainee opts for the SD PGCE.
Who is the course for?
People who want to train part-time, spending the majority of their training in school alongside qualified teachers. Trainees will be required to work 2.5 days or 3 days a week on the course.
School-Based (School Direct) PGCE Pathway – an option for all students:
The School-Based (School Direct) PGCE pathway is a mixture of work based learning and academic assessments. All trainees will be offered this option in year 2 which will include the aspects described above in the QTS pathway and the requirement to undertake academic study and write academic assignments. There are additional taught sessions and tutorials throughout the second year to support this pathway.
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Pathway, all successful trainees will achieve the recommendation for QTS.
School-Based (School Direct) PGCE Pathway, successful trainees who (in consultation with their school partner) opt in to the School-Based (School Direct) PGCE will be awarded a PGCE.