Golborne Trinity Geography (J399)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Endeavour Learning SCITT
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

The programme consists of school-centred training opportunities from the beginning of September through to the end of June.

Four days per week will be spent in school observing, planning and teaching. This will lead to solo teaching. One day per week will be spent in a teaching and learning conference day, which will usually be held at one of the Trinity partners’ centres.

The majority of the conferences will focus on planning for learning and teaching, and providing you with the knowledge, skills and understanding required for you to be a highly effective teacher.

Other conferences will have an academic focus where you will work with staff from Liverpool John Moores University to develop Masters Level 7 work.

School placements

Your two school placements will be tailored to your needs.

Additional opportunities will include beyond your two main schools may include:

  • A primary school for those specialising in Secondary education
  • A secondary for those specialising in Primary education
  • An opportunity to visit or be placed for a full placeement at an SEND school
  • A Sixth Form experience

As you progress through the programme, your timetable and teaching load will be bespoke to your needs, determined by your confidence and competence on the programme. There is an expectation that your teaching allocation will increase gradually across the course.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third or above), or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,000.

About the training provider

Trinity Teaching Alliance operates as a hub of Endeavour Learning. Endeavour Learning, which is rated as an Outstanding provider by Ofsted (2015-2016), is a group of North-West schools who are responsible for the design and delivery of a high quality School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme.

Trinity echoes the aims of the Endeavour Learning SCITT. We aim to prepare trainees to become the very best teachers they can become. We provide inspiring and high-quality training in a range of schools.

The Endeavour Learning SCITT programme leads to qualified teacher status (QTS) and the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Education through Liverpool John Moores University.

In addition, you will have access to:

· A dedicated Personal Tutor from the Alliance, a Professional Mentor and a Curriculum Mentor during your placements

· A range of opportunities and experiences in schools

· Extended placements in two schools

· Support with your growing subject knowledge development.

All applications are judged on merit and Trinity Teaching Alliance. For more information, please contact us: scaseyv@golbornehigh.wigan.sch.uk

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.

Contact this training provider

01942 726842
Golborne High School, Lowton Road

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 5.30pm (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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