Teach London South East Primary (V087)

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

Accredited body
Tes Institute
Financial support

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
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Course summary

Teach London South East offers a Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship.

WHO CAN APPLY? Our apprenticeship is aimed at trainees who are new to teaching or interested in becoming a teacher and are employed in a mainstream primary school.

Gain a nationally recognised, higher level teaching apprenticeship that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), requires no tuition fees and provides the opportunity to earn while you learn.

This is a work-based route into teaching that allows you to gain QTS while you work as part of a school team, with support from your school, your mentor and the Tes Institute team.

Our apprenticeship is an alternative to a traditional full-time university course. You’ll follow a structured, 15-month programme of online and in-school training that is specific to your subject and age range, and covers the DfE ITE Core Content Framework.

School placements

Teach London South East has a number of partnership schools that are unique and alive in today’s educational world. Each primary school has an ITT coordinator and a mentor who will support trainees throughout their placements. Please visit the schools currently in our partnership.

Lead School- The Highway Primary School Partnership Schools:- Tubbenden Primary Chelsfield Primary Darrick Wood Junior School Pratts Bottom School Green St Green Primary Orchard Way Primary School Oak Lodge Primary School Unicorn Primary School Holy Innocents Primary School Midfield Primary School Holy Innocents Primary School Marian Vian Primary School

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.

We can arrange equivalency tests for candidates

Personal qualities

Here are some of the qualities, values and attributes we are looking for in our trainees to ensure they have the drive and motivation to become outstanding teachers:

Friendly and approachable Creative and imaginative Patient and adaptable Positive attitude Reflective and honest Good organisational skills and excellent time management Passionate about teaching and learning


As agreed with Apprenticeship School

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Teach London South East offers a School Direct Teacher Training Programme at Primary level for people who want to train to be an inspirational teacher in a vibrant school environment. With a balanced approach to practical teaching and theory, you will gain the skills to become a reflective and forward thinking practitioner and ultimately an outstanding teacher. We offer a fantastic opportunity to learn alongside truly inspirational teachers in London, in exciting and diverse learning environments. From the start of the year, the programme allows you to quickly become immersed in school life and be part of the Teach London South East Community. We aim to offer a superb pathway into career development with on-going support. Our partnership includes several schools in the London Borough of Bromley, with The Highway Primary School as the lead school. You will train in a main school and then have an additional, contrasting placement to give you a rounded programme. We have a focussed programme of training sessions which are led by experts from across our partnership schools. Each Trainee is supported by an in school mentor as well as a TES pathway tutor; these highly experienced teachers will guide and focus you throughout the programme and beyond. Please visit our website- www.teachlondonsoutheast.co.uk

Interview process

The Interview process includes: -Document Check -Short Teaching Session -Formal Interview -Maths and English Test -Short Presentation This is carried out at the lead school.

International candidates

To apply for this teaching apprenticeship course, you’ll need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the start of the course.

EEA nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme who have lived continuously in the EEA, Switzerland, Gibraltar, or the UK for at least the previous 3 years will also be eligible.

You’ll also need the right to work 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 work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

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

Tes Institute is committed to promoting access for people with disabilities and additional needs. Tes Institute supports and enables students with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, special psychological needs and medical conditions that can have an impact on day-to-day activities, to participate in and successfully complete Tes Institute programmes, as far as is reasonably practicable and within any constraints laid down by relevant professional bodies.

To this end, Tes Institute will:

-Encourage applications from people with disabilities -Seek to provide information in suitable formats to accommodate individual needs -Judge applicants who disclose disabilities or specific needs solely on the basis of their academic potential -Invite applicants with a disability or specific need to contact Tes Institute to discuss how their requirements can be accommodated -Provide additional support or resources at the application stage to enable the applicant to complete the application process including attending interview where applicable -Offer additional provision to ensure there is no disadvantage compared with other applicants -Work towards the earliest possible assessment of needs and offer of reasonable accommodations where required -Make reasonable accommodations in assessment where applicable and without impacting the learning outcomes to be assessed -Provide educational support services as appropriate and applicable for eligible students -Take steps to encourage students with progressive conditions, or who become disabled during their programme of study, to continue their studies -Promote an inclusive environment and attitude at Tes Institute and endeavour to provide appropriate training to staff and faculty where required

Contact this training provider

Teach London South East
The Highway Primary, The Highway

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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