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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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.westjesmondprimary.org.uk

Contents

About the course

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

A first degree of 2:1 of higher.

GCSEs equivalent to a grade 4 or C or above in English, Maths and Science.

There is no statutory requirement for primary trainee teachers to have a degree in a national curriculum subject.

Prior experience in a school is not required.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 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

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
hsykes@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 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).

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