NET Academies Primary (3BQ9)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Forest Independent Primary Collegiate SCITT
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
https://www.netacademies.net/Join-Us/

Contents

About the course

The training focuses on learning through observation of outstanding practitioners. Our trainees work closely with experienced and outstanding teachers to plan for, deliver and assess learning opportunities to ensure pupil progress is paramount.

More formal training is provided by a range of experts and practitioners. Training includes the national priority areas of behaviour, SEND and EAL as well as a range of other subjects and educational theory.

Trainees will spend 4 days per week training in the school setting - this will include opportunities to observe high quality practitioners on a weekly basis. The formal training course (held on Fridays) is situated at our NET Latton Green campus in Harlow.

Assessment is through a mixture of written assignments, observations and portfolio evidence against the Teacher Standards. The two main assessment tasks consist of a school summary and an action research project.

FIPC is a good training provider as noted by Ofsted in 2015, who noted that it produces ‘strong levels of attainment by trainees and consistently high completion and employment rates.’

This unique course also provides the applicant with a PGCE, allowing them to teach abroad. This is in partnership with The University of Derby. FIPC is a good training provider as noted by Ofsted in 2015 who noted that it produces ‘strong levels of attainment by trainees and consistently high completion and employment rates.’

School placements

This one-year primary course is based in one school for the majority of the year with a contrast setting placement. Candidates learn the art of teaching in the classroom for four days each week, guided by their mentors.

Each trainee is allocated a professional tutor who visits and supports the trainee on a regular basis. Host schools are able to offer insights into their successful practices and induct trainees in line with the best of current teaching.

Part of the course is theory based and there will be formal training each Friday. School Direct requires a full time commitment of 5 days per week from September to July and trainees are expected to participate fully in the everyday life of the schools in which they train.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Main Site
Paringdon Road, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7RQ
Yes
Waltham Holy Cross Primary Academy
Quendon Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1LG
Yes

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 will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

We are looking for people that:

  • are passionate about educating children.
  • are good at communicating with adults and children.
  • want to be part of something bigger.
  • are interested in developing the whole child.

Other requirements

Offers to the course will be subject to enhanced DBS checks.

Fees and financial support

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

The PGCE course has a fee of £9250, you can apply for a student loan to cover this (repayments are taken from your salary directly through your PAYE once you are earning £25,000). The Student Loan Company also offer maintenance/support loans. www.slc.co.uk  

Financial support from the training provider

Unfortunately the government do not offer any bursaries for primary teacher training. The SLC offer maintenance/support loans and, in some cases, grants for childcare www.slc.co.uk

About the training provider

Longwood Primary Academy is host to the NET Academies training routes, based in Harlow, Essex.

We believe that teaching is an exciting, challenging and rewarding profession. We pride ourselves on having a proven track record in training excellent practitioners and supporting them in gaining positions within our partnership schools.

Due to our unique setup, NET academies have 5 schools within very close proximity to one another - as a result, we can provide experiences and training beyond that of other providers. We have a range of lead practitioners and development pathways in order to suit all applicants.

About the Lead School: In 2018 Longwood was awarded national ‘Employer of the Year’ in the TES awards, Place2Be Primary Community of 2019 and was the second school in the country to be awarded with gold status for mental health and wellbeing for pupils and staff. This is due to our commitment to lifelong wellbeing for pupils and staff. Longwood was also awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to Emotional Health and Wellbeing’ in 2017 and 2018. The leadership and management, together with personal development, behaviour and welfare was graded as outstanding by Ofsted in 2017.

Interview process

We encourage candidates to visit our school prior to the selection process consisting of the following:

  • The scrutiny of a lesson plan to teach a specified aspect of the curriculum.
  • The observation by a head teacher of the applicant delivering a lesson to the agreed year group
  • A formal interview

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

We welcome applications from candidates including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

We aim to meet the challenge of all declared disabilities and other needs placing candidates in our diverse range of school.

We are committed to supporting the full inclusion of individuals ensuring their needs are met.

At NET Academies, we are proud of our inclusive practices meeting the needs of children and adults alike.

Our locations are all DDE compliant.

Contact this training provider

Email
hewers@longwood.netacademies.net
Telephone
01279 866155
Website
https://www.netacademies.net/Join-Us/
Address
Longwood Primary Academy
Paringdon Road
Harlow
Essex
CM18 7RQ

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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