Birkenhead North Schools Partnership Primary (35W6)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Liverpool Hope University
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
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.ourlady-saintedwards.co.uk

Contents

About the course

Our Lady and St. Edward’s Catholic Primary Teaching School has developed an exciting School Direct programme aimed at recruiting and training high quality aspiring primary school teachers.

Working in partnership with Liverpool Hope University, we provide our trainees with a strong school-centred postgraduate route into teaching but with the added benefit of studying for a Masters level for a Postgraduate Certificate as well.

Trainees on our School Direct programme will be allocated a school in our partnership, including faith, non-faith and nursery schools. The majority of time will be spent in a ‘home’ school with additional teaching in an ‘away’ school in the Partnership.

The taught element of our School Direct programme will be delivered by outstanding trainers from our teaching School partnership and Liverpool Hope University – Headteachers, NLEs, experienced consultants and class teachers. Working in partnership with Liverpool Hope University we are able to develop direct training that will have the academic and theoretical underpinning to allow trainees to become outstanding practitioners within the field of education.

This is an excellent route into teaching with us equipping our trainees with the experience and skills needed to become outstanding teachers.

We are seeking individuals who demonstrate and are able to apply the skills of organisation, flexibility, reflection, evaluation and action to all aspects of the course and their career. Enthusiastic individuals who are able to communicate effectively with pupils, colleagues and parents on a range of levels are essential to our partnership.

The School Direct programme offers an outstanding opportunity for our schools to recruit graduates of the highest calibre with the commitment to working in education and become the teachers and school leaders of the future.

School Direct gives us the chance to select and train our own outstanding teachers of the future.

School placements

Our students will have two teaching placements. The majority of time will be spent in the ‘Home School’ (Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic Primary School). All students will have a second placement in one of our partner schools which are all rated ‘GOOD’ or above by Ofsted.

We have ten schools in our Partnership offering us a range of context to draw from.

During the year students will also be offered ‘Experience Weeks / Days’ including Early Years, SEND and Secondary experience.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 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 will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

Relevant experience in a school setting is beneficial for your application, but not essential.

Other requirements

Original copies of GCSE and degree certificates must be seen before an offer can be made.

Any offer of a place on the programme is made conditional on satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) and a satisfactory Fitness to Teach Declaration.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Our Lady and St. Edward’s Catholic Primary Teaching School is the lead school within the Birkenhead North Schools Partnership. The partnership offers an exciting School Direct programme aimed at recruiting and training high quality aspiring primary school teachers. Working in partnership with Liverpool Hope University, we provide our trainees with a strong school-centred postgraduate route into teaching but with the added benefit of studying for 60 credits at Masters level. Our students will receive direct training that will have the academic and theoretical underpinning to allow them to become outstanding practitioners within the field of education. Students will spend the majority of their practical teaching time at our lead school but will also gain a range of experiences in our partner schools. We aim to recruit high quality graduates and are seeking individuals who can demonstrate and apply the skills of organisation, flexibility, reflection, evaluation and action to all aspects of the course and their career.

Interview process

Interviews will be conducted by our ITT Coordinator, a Headteacher from one of our partner schools and a representative from Liverpool Hope University.

The process will consist of a formal interview, a Maths test, a written English task and a short presentation.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Wherever possible the Partnership will make changes suitable for all students, for example, good accessibility to buildings. All partner schools have an accessibility plan which can be viewed on their website.

Contact this training provider

Email
schooldirect@ourlady-saintedwards.wirral.sch.uk
Telephone
01516523366
Website
http://www.ourlady-saintedwards.co.uk
Address
Our Lady & St Edward's Catholic Pri
Price Street
Birkenhead
Merseyside
CH41 8DU

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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