We are offering a year long, School-Led (non-salaried School Direct Training) Primary PGCE with QTS that trains you to teach the whole Primary curriculum. In addition, you will be asked to choose a specialism: Early Years, Special Educational Needs, English, Mathematics or Science. The specialism is a unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in a key area in Primary Education. You do not need any previous background in your chosen specialism.
You should be a graduate, with a 2:2 degree or above. You must also possess a standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English Language, Mathematics and Science . If you have an overseas qualification, we will check this qualification with NARIC. In addition, it is expected that you have, or have undertaken, some school experience and a good understanding of current issues in education.
There are 3 elements to the course, designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills you will need to pursue a successful teaching career:
Professional Studies- understanding what factors lead to successful learning. Course work will be assessed.
Subject Studies- covers subject knowledge in a wide range of subjects, core (Mathematics, English and Science) and foundation (Arts, Humanities etc). Course work will be assessed.
Professional Practice- the majority of the course will be spent in schools. You will complete 3 main placements: 2 at a base school and 1 complimentary school. This will give you experience across both Key Stage 1 and 2. 1 day a week will be spent at University. Ability to meet the Teachers’ Standards will be assessed.
Upon completion of the course, you gain 90 credits at master’s level. This allows you to fast- track to stage two of a masters degree at The University of Warwick.
Whilst on placement, you will be invited to attend Alliance training days. These will supplement your professional and subject studies offered by the University. They will be led by outstanding professionals from our Alliance schools and tailored to support your individual needs.
Trainees will be required to pay University fees- currently £9250. Bursaries are available. DfE for more information.