Oasis Academy Warndon Primary (297K)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Haybridge Alliance SCITT
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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


About the course

Our Primary programme is focussed on the study of teaching students between the ages of 5 and 11 years in all National Curriculum subjects, with particular emphasis on English, Mathematics, Science and ICT. You will learn the principles of curriculum design, planning and delivery, theories of learning and teaching pedagogy alongside developing practical insights and skills in the effective teaching and assessment of young children. You will be offered a series of learning experiences linking different perspectives of primary teaching to the development of your professional skills and subject knowledge in the classroom. This will give you the opportunity to select a specialism. You will teach and qualify for the 5 - 11 age range but will also experience short EYFS and KS3 placements as well. The primary programme here at Oasis Academy Warndon will lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) alongside a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). QTS is awarded by Haybridge Alliance SCITT and involves you gathering evidence against each of the Teacher Standards. Trainees will spend a minimum of 120 days in school working towards the award of QTS. The PGCE is awarded by Birmingham City University (BCU) and involves the completion of assignments that you will prepare throughout the course of the programme

School placements

Trainees undertake two contrasting school placements in different schools and two different key stages along with the entitlement to experience in EYFS, a special school or behavioural unit and KS3. We aim to place trainees no more than 30 minutes travelling distance from home. Schools and mentors are carefully selected to match the trainee requirements. We work with many schools across Worcestershire and the West Midlands and trainees have the opportunity to visit a wide and diverse range of settings.

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 will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

Teaching offers the chance to change other people’s lives permanently for the better! As a teacher you can help to develop somebody’s subject knowledge and maybe even their mind and personality. Teaching is an incredibly rewarding thing to do and good teachers are needed everywhere! At Oasis Warndon we are looking for applicants who:

  1. Enjoy communicating their understanding to others.
  2. Have confidence.
  3. Have great organisational skills.
  4. Work effectively in groups and teams.
  5. Motivate students to do their best.
  6. Empathise with students.
  7. Are able to give feedback.

Other requirements

Enhanced DBS clearance is required.

Fees and financial support

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

Tuition fees are £9250 and you can apply for a loan to cover these fees and/or a means tested maintenance grant via the Student Loan Company.

Financial support from the training provider

There are a range of bursaries and scholarships available and their value by phase, subject and degree classification can be found by visiting the Department of Education website:- https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/bursaries-and-funding

About the training provider

Our vision is “Every child a Character Crackerjack with Happy hearts, Enquiring Minds and Promising Futures”

In May 2015, we were judged by Ofsted to be ‘good’ in all categories. The report outlined significant strengths and excellent practice in the academy. This is now fully embedded and further enhanced and we consider our provision outstanding in all areas, with a clear and determined focus to maintain this through detailed on-going analysis, excellent CPD and a keen eye on research and development in education.

We are a popular and expanding school and have now fully transitioned from two to three form entry. We are an incredibly cohesive community and are extremely proud of who our young people are becoming and what they are able to achieve.

Our Academy is situated in an area of high deprivation. IMD data showed that more than 50% of our catchment resides in the bottom 1% of deprivation. 36.9% of children in Warndon live in recognised poverty: the second highest ward in Worcester. Children are predominantly of white British heritage (87%) with the next largest group being Other-White (5%). The percentage supported for SEND is above average.

Pupils enter Early Years with low starting points (<10% ARE in Nursery in 2018), meet National Expectations by end for KS1 and significantly exceed the national picture by KS2. In 2019 we achieved 77% combined at KS2- 12% above the national average and putting us in the top 10% of schools for progress.

Interview process

During the day, we assess different skills via various tasks. Skills assessed through individual tasks: Time management and organisation Interaction with students Subject Knowledge Resilience and flexibility Articulacy Core Skills Skills are graded 1, 2, 3 or 4 with 1 being the highest. Scores are examined as part of the decision process and used to identify areas where cadditional support may be required. Formal interview with Primary Lead Mentor To evaluate applicants’ rationale for wanting to become a teacher and suitability to carry out the role. Skills being assessed: resilience/flexibility/articulacy/core skills. Teaching Activity Applicants to prepare and deliver 30 minute activity on a specific topic with a group/ class of students. This activity will evaluate applicants’ ability to facilitate students’ interaction with them and each other. Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/interaction with students/subject knowledge/resilience/flexibility/articulacy/core skills Subject knowledge interview Focuses on applicants’ subject knowledge together with ability to engage and inspire. Skills being assessed: subject knowledge/articulacy Presentation To undertake ten minute presentation with member of Senior Leadership Team on subject of “what makes an outstanding Teacher?” Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/articulacy/core skills. Lesson observation Applicants’ opportunity to observe a subject specific lesson and gain insightful knowledge about teaching techniques. Skills being assessed: interaction with students/articulacy. Written Task Based upon lesson observation to assess applicants’ literacy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information. Skills being assessed: time management/articulacy/core skills. Mathematics Task To assess applicants’ numeracy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information. Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/core skills

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

As an academy, we would provide suppport and bespoke training packages to any candidate with a need.

As an inclusive, community focussed provider we would strive to support and accomodate any candidate with additional needs.

All trainees will be provided with: A high quality experienced mentor. Time for planning , preparation and assessment. High quality CPD. Personal coaching sessions to improve and suppport classroom practice.

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