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West Jesmond Primary Primary (35L3)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
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.westjesmondprimary.org.uk
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Contents

Course summary

Our course is a primary School Direct route working with a small group of primary schools within two clusters of schools.

Our mentors are experienced and all schools have a strong ethos of supporting trainee teachers.

School placements

We offer a host placement and a contrasting placement.

The host placement lasts the duration of the Autumn term and the contrasting placement begins the Spring. Trainees then return to their host placement school for their final placement.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third or above), or equivalent.

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

Our School Direct programme is firmly embedded within a unique group of Primary Schools who are within the Ouseburn Learning Trust or the Gosforth Schools’ Trust . All of our schools are conveniently situated in close proximity to Newcastle City Centre.

We work collaboratively to empower young people to excel as individuals and contribute to society. These outcomes are achieved by the outstanding quality of teaching which is responsive in meeting the individual needs of our children.

Highly skilled mentors will support you in your rewarding and fulfilling journey towards Qualified Teacher Status ensuring your developmental needs are fully addressed along the way.

Our commitment to ongoing professional development ensures that we remain at the forefront in curriculum development and innovative new initiatives.

Each trainee will be assigned a supportive and motivated mentor within their host school. A contrasting placement will allow a breadth of experience and enable trainees to really discover the exciting variety that primary teaching offers. Our training plan is tailored to the needs of our trainees and is fluid throughout the year.

Successful trainees will achieve:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • 60 credits towards a Masters degree from two assignments completed at Level 7

We hope that we will be your next step as you embark on your journey to become a primary school teacher. For further information about our programme please contact:

Helen Sykes on 0191 281 0000 hsykes@westjesmond.newcastle.sch.uk

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

We have the flexibility to place trainees in the best location to suit their requirements, safe in the knowledge that all schools have in place robust policies and systems to support disabilities and additional needs.

Contact this training provider

Email
office@westjesmond.newcastle.sch.uk
Telephone
01912810000
Website
http://www.westjesmondprimary.org.uk
Address
West Jesmond Primary
Tankerville Terrace, Jesmond
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE2 3AJ

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (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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