Bishop Grosseteste University Primary (3-7) (2NP6)

PGCE with QTS part time

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 7
Course length
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://www.bgu.ac.uk/

Contents

Course summary

This PGCE course prepares you to teach children in the 3 to 7 range as a general primary teacher. It is a very practical course with around two thirds of the time spent in schools, mostly working with teachers and pupils, and around one third spent on directed study, with partnership training in the University and school.

It is an integrated academic and professional preparation for teaching, combining study at either postgraduate or professional level with practical training to meet the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the course.

This full-time, one-year course or, up to two-year part-time course includes both school-based experiences and sessions at the university with a strong focus on integrating theory and practice. At least 120 days will be based in schools.

School placements are carefully structured to ensure the gradual development of your confidence as an effective teacher through building up experiences working with university-based mentors and school-based mentors.

It is an integrated academic and professional preparation for teaching, combining study at either postgraduate or professional level with practical training to meet the Teachers’ Standards. The goal is that you should become a reflective practitioner – a teacher who thinks about their experiences and learns from them in order to improve their practice.

The focus of this course is on teaching and learning to support children and on the importance of your professional role. To this end you will be prepared to teach the relevant curriculum, focusing on both Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

You’ll carry out a series of school-based and directed study tasks which link the theory to practice and provide a focus for reflection. You will be supported in your learning by university tutors, school teachers, school-based mentors and your peers. Practical teaching is introduced gradually, allowing you to build confidence and skills in a structured way.

School placements

While studying this course, you will spend two-thirds of the year in placements in partner schools and other educational settings gaining rich and varied experiences designed to support meeting the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Working with peers, tutors and school-based colleagues, you will develop your abilities to promote effective learning among Primary aged children. You will also have opportunities to gain experience of the key stages before and after the ones in which you will qualify.

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.

For full details of the qualifications we accept as equivalent to GCSEs and details of the equivalency tests that we accept, please visit https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/apply-now/gcses-equivalency

Other requirements

Find out more about this course on our website by clicking here.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has been educating students in the historic heart of Lincoln for over 160 years. Our beautiful campus is located just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle and the old Roman city.

Over the past 160 years, our commitment to first-class teacher training has remained consistent and, as a result, we continue to provide schools across the country with highly-skilled graduates who are equipped to teach the next generation of young learners.

Life after BGU is also extremely important to us and we offer many different methods of support for our trainees as they begin their teaching careers.

We organise school placements for our trainees in a diverse range of partnership schools located across the East Midlands and ensure our teacher training both in schools and at the University allows trainees to develop an extensive understanding of every aspect of teaching.

Interview process

Interviews for PGCE Primary programmes will be conducted either online via Microsoft Teams or in person on campus. The interview will consist of two tasks – one is a generic written task and the other is a multiple-choice maths task. You will also have a group interview with members of the PGCE Primary team.

When your application has been received, the Admissions team will check that you meet the requirements for your chosen programme and will then invite you to book yourself onto an interview day that suits you. Once you’ve booked your interview, you’ll receive all the information you need to fully prepare.

After your interview day, we’ll process your decision as quickly as possible and send you more information about meeting your conditions. If you’ve applied for a School Direct place, you will need to attend an interview at your chosen school.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

We really care about all of our trainees and aim to support them all of the way through their studies, from application to graduation.

Therefore, applicants with disabilities and other needs are encouraged to apply. The School Direct Route makes the most of in-school mentoring, offering close support for trainees.

Here at BGU we recognise that trainees may require additional assistance to engage fully with their studies due to a range of access needs.

Student Advice plays a key role in co-ordinating services available to BGU’s disabled and sensory impaired students, and/or with specific learning differences or other access needs.

In order to assess the level of support trainees may require, we use the legal definition of disability, which is wide ranging but includes:

· Specific learning differences including dyslexia · Physical mobility difficulties · Hearing impairments · Visual impairments · Persons requiring personal care · Autistic Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome · Mental health difficulties · Medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or asthma

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list – trainees may have access needs that are not listed above. If you are unsure whether you have access needs which are covered by disability legislation, please contact Student Advice – we will be happy to offer advice and guidance.

Adjustments, where necessary, become part of daily inclusive practice in school. Further support, including for wellbeing, is available to all trainees through our Student Advice team. Clusters welcome any questions or enquiries throughout the application process.

Contact this training provider

Email
enquiries@bishopg.ac.uk
Telephone
01522 583658
Website
https://www.bgu.ac.uk/
Address
Longdales Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN1 3DY

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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