Zengage Teacher Training Essex Primary (Z360)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Essex Teacher Training
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
3 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022

Contents

About the course

A one year, full-time, school based route. Trainees will achieve QTS and be enrolled on a PGCE Programme with the Anglia Ruskin University. Training is majority school-based with some centre-based training. Training is a blend of face to face and online and occurs at various locations across Essex so we take into account your home address to try to keep travelling time to a minimum. You will receive training on the general aspects of successful teaching and training around teaching your specific subject in secondary or phase within primary.

In school you will work closely with a subject / phase specific mentor and the ITT co-ordinator, who will meet regularly with you to assist you with your training plan. You will also have an external tutor who works for Essex Teacher Training, who will visit you in school 5 times in the year to check on your progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards.

The PGCE is delivered locally in Essex by Anglia Ruskin University and comprises 2 assignments and related tasks, which are spread across the course of the year.

Trainees will have access to an online e-portfolio system and online resources along with face to face training sessions. These along with the excellent support from in-school mentors and tutors from Essex Teacher Training, will mean you will feel fully prepared for working in the classroom. Your teaching load will start small and increase gradually as the year progresses. The rate at which this increases will be decided by you and your tutors and take into account any prior experience.

Assessment is via observations of you teaching, reflective pieces of writing and specific tasks relating to the different Teachers’ Standards.

If you wish to train on the part-time School direct programme, this is typically for 3 days a week over the course of 2 years. The programme is very similar to the one year programme in terms of support and delivery, the only difference being that you will be in school 2 days per week and attend training on 1 day a week. The majority of centre-based training will take place in Year 1 and you will be enrolled on the PGCE programme in Year 2.

School placements

Trainees will complete training in two different schools during the course of the year. Typically trainees spend the autumn term in their host school and then go to a second placement school during the first part of the Spring term and then return to their host school for the remainder of the year. Trainees are in school 4 days a week and attend training on the 5th day.

We endeavour to keep travelling time to school to a minimum so we will take into account your home address when allocating a school.

The programme covers the primary age ranges 3-7 or 5-11 and you will be teaching within one of these age ranges

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 advise applicants to use one of the two equivalency testing providers listed below.

Astarteachers.co.uk

OR

Equivalencytesting.com

Personal qualities

We are looking for high quality graduates with a passion for learning who are committed to transforming the lives of young people through education.

Other requirements

Satisfactory recruitment checks including enhanced DBS, children’s barred list, prohibition order check and reference check.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,150.

About the training provider

We believe that every trainee teacher has the capability to improve, further enhancing their skills to meet the needs of our children today. Every teacher can be better than the teacher they thought they could be.

We feel strongly that all trainee teachers should have high quality mentoring and specific, needs targeted support in order to guide them through the early years of their career - thus ensuring success and satisfaction in equal measure.

All trainee teachers should have the opportunity to access a high level, specific professional development package that ensures they feel passionate about a career in education alongside successes each day.

Our Vision and Values:

  • Helping teachers of the future to find their feet, shape their own path and walk to achieve a career with successful longevity.

  • Care for the well being of each trainee teacher and encourage an outcome oriented mindset inline with crucial and vital goals.

  • Help to develop a sense of resilience and resourcefulness, to enable the future of teaching to be initiative led, based on challenge solving, creative and critical thinking.

  • Provide a win/win model of abundance and collaboration, giving opportunity to learn within an interdependent structure of support thereby achieving success for self and pupils alike.

  • Support trainee teachers with their skills to become the teacher they need to be for the children who will develop to be the healthy grown adults of the future.

About the accredited body

Essex Teacher Training is a large provider, offering a variety of different school-based routes to QTS in schools across Essex and its adjoining counties.

Headteachers value the contribution trainee teachers can make to their schools. As a result, trainees enjoy their training and the vast majority gain employment in one of our partner schools, once qualified.

All of our tutors are experts in their field and many are still teaching, so you benefit from their knowledge and experience. We pride ourselves on the support we offer our trainees and put trainee wellbeing at the heart of what we do.

Interview process

You will be invited to an initial interview with our accredited provider, which will include a short presentation about why you wish to teach, a written task and formal interview with a small panel of representatives from Essex Teacher Training. If successful at Phase I, you will be invited to an interview in one of our partner schools. This interview could include: an activity with pupils eg teaching part of a lesson, or taking a group activity; a pupil panel interview and a formal interview with a small panel of representatives from the school and wider School Direct partnership. If successful at Phase II, you will be given a conditional offer of a place to train.

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

Here at Essex Teacher Training we are committed to offering all prospective trainees the opportunity to gain QTS. Please let us know if you have a specific need and/or require any adjustments at the interview stage or throughout the ITT programme.

Contact this training provider

Email
c.jones@chippinghill.co.uk
Telephone
01376 512201
Address
Owers Road
Witham
Essex
CM8 1FR

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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