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Davies Lane Teaching School Primary (2ZNP)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
East London Alliance SCITT
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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment through which you will be able to develop your knowledge and skills to be a creative and inspiring teacher that will ensure learning takes place. Most of the training will be delivered by outstanding teachers in the schools within the alliance. Our mentors are outstanding teachers but they are required to undertake a rigorous training programme to develop their mentoring.

You will be in school for most of your training and will visit other schools for in-depth training that will ensure you are able to fulfil the QTS requirements.

During the course you will keep evidence of your learning matched against the Teacher Standards. You will be assigned an in-school based mentor as well as a Professional Tutor who will work with you to monitor your progress. At the end of the course you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE with M Level credits.

School placements

Students will be in schools who are part of the Davies Lane Teaching School Alliance. Our schools are located in the boroughs of Waltham Forest and Newham.

You will be trained in the primary age groups of 5 to 11 or key stage 1 and key stage 2. Students will become part of the school community in which they will be placed and have access to the school facilities.

Training takes place in partnership with the ELAScitt. They are based at Tollgate Primary School which can be found on Barclay Road, London E13 8SA. The school is located in the London borough of Newham.

Placements will take place in two schools and across both key stages with the majority of time spent in the placement school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

All Trainees must have GCSE Grade C or above (or an equivalency test) in English, Maths and Science before training begins.

All trainees are expected to have a degree at a grade 2:2 or above.

All trainees must demonstrate their ability to meet the fundamental aspects of English and Mathematics in order to execute the role of a classroom teacher by the end of the training year.

All applicants must have at least 2 weeks work experience in a school.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

About the training provider

The Davies Lane Teaching School has successfully trained trainees. Our aim throughout the course is to ensure that your training needs are met to ensure the best standards of teaching and learning are promoted. You will be training with outstanding practitioners in outstanding schools.

About the accredited body

The East London Alliance Scitt is a successful training provider. They have trained School Direct trainees very successfully.

Interview process

Applications are selected for interview through a thorough review of the qualifications and stated experience required. The personal statement will be scrutinised for spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as communicating clearly why you want to train to be a teacher. You will be advised to include all your experience and skills that you have to offer that show that you have the potential to teach.

All Trainees must have GCSE Grade C or above (or an equivalency test) in English, Maths and Science before training begins.

All trainees are expected to have a degree at a grade 2:2 or above.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Most schools and external HEI providers have disability access and provide support for trainees with disabilities.

Contact this training provider

Davies Lane
E11 3DR

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