The Cotswold Teacher Training Partnership Primary (36N2)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
The University of Gloucestershire
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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk/teacher-training/

Contents

Course summary

All of our course details are available on our website: https://cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk/teacher-training/

School placements

All of our course details are available on our website: https://cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk/teacher-training/

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

Personal qualities

All of our course details are available on our website: www.cotswoldteachingschoolpartnership.org.uk

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

About the training provider

The Cotswold School Teacher Training Partnership offers trainees the opportunity to train on a School Direct route in an Outstanding Comprehensive school or in a range of our local excellent primary schools. We have a long tradition of training excellent teachers and superb employment rates, many at our school or in one of our near partners.

We are ranked in the top 30 non selective coeducation secondary’s in the country by the Sunday Times. Pupils are receptive, engaged and enthusiastic.

We are also a true comprehensive school and all trainees get opportunities to work with pupils of different abilities and at all key stages, including sixth form for secondary trainees and both main key stages for primary trainees. We have a team of experienced mentors who will support you through your training year and excellent training managers who oversee your development, provide coaching and help you to pass the course with flying colours! Please see our website www.cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk for me more details

Interview process

Interviews will normally take place at Bourton on the Water Primary School. The interview will normally be with the course leader and senior mentor. The interview will include a teaching episode presented to a small group of children and a formal interview. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the programme, any particular needs the candidate may have and potential placement schools.

The University of Gloucestershire and The Cotswold Teacher Training Partnership are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all our trainees to share this commitment.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

As a school familiar with supporting pupils with special needs, we are more than ready to support candidates with disabilities and particular needs. In the past, this has included supporting teachers with dyslexia and giving them extra support with preparing teaching resources and preparing for academic assignments. We are also always on hand to help trainee teachers who are finding the strains of the course difficult and offer 1:1 mentor support and have a team of training managers ready to give support, advice and guidance. We are able to tailor our course at times to fit the needs of each individual and this has, in the past, enabled some trainees who have had difficulties to complete the course and enter teaching successfully. We are also very aware that practical arrangements and geography play a key part in choosing a teacher training provider, especially for the many career changers who apply. We look to accommodate this as best as possible when deciding upon placement schools. We also welcome applicants interested in completing the course over two years on our flexi-route approach.

GITEP, The University of Bristol, The University of Gloucestershire and The Cotswold Teacher Training Programme are all committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all our trainees to share this commitment.

Contact this training provider

Email
bedwards@thecotswoldschool.co.uk
Telephone
01451812945
Website
https://cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk/teacher-training/
Address
The Avenue
Bourton-on-the-Water
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL54 2BD

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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