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Buckingham Partnership Computing (2D9P)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available 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
11 to 18
Course length
9 Months
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.bpscitt.uk
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Course summary

Our training is based at our premises at The Royal Latin School in Buckingham.

Our trainees attend bespoke training every Wednesday. During the rest of the week the trainees are based at their placement school.

We have over 60 partnership schools within our Partnership in Buckingham shire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. We work with a variety of Independent, Grammar, Comprehensive and special needs schools.

School placements

We work closely with 60 partnership schools within the Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire area.

Our trainees are based at their main placement school from September - June. They do a second placement from January - February half term at a contrasting school. Both placements are arranged by the partnership in collaboration with the Trainees

We attempt to ensure that we match a trainee to a school within 45min of their home address.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Computing or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

About the training provider

Trainees are based in school from day one, learning alongside their Mentor in the classroom. Professional Studies training takes place weekly throughout the year at our dedicated SCITT training centre in Buckingham

Sessions are delivered by an expert range of speakers every Wednesday and Thursday in the first half term, followed by every Wednesday for the remainder of the course.

Sessions include: Behaviour management, lesson planning, safeguarding, time management and legal obligations of the teacher. We also offer bespoke SEN training, planned in collaboration with National and Local experts.​

Trainees have daily support from their Mentor, in addition, the Professional Tutor in school oversees their training needs and wider pastoral support. Every trainee is allocated a Core Tutor who will visit them termly to monitor progress and ensure support is consistent and of the highest quality.

Interview process

On receipt and review of applications, we contact the applicant within two working days and offer an interview within 1 week.

Further information on interviews is sent to the applicants on offer of interview.

Interviewees are required to complete a short unplanned task, prepare a lesson plan and attend a formal interview.

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 work closely with all students that have both physical and mental health disabilities. A team of expert welfare specialists work along side us to support our trainees lead by our experienced Wellbeing Lead

All trainees have direct access to the welfare specialists in addition to the support we offer within the Buckingham Partnership office.

We have had trainees with various disabilities and or specialist needs in the past and we pride ourselves in always working closely with all trainees to be able to offer the best possible service.

Contact this training provider

Email
olewis@royallatin.org
Telephone
01280 852040
Website
http://www.bpscitt.uk
Address
The Buckingham Partnership
Units A and B - Bourton Business Park
Bourton Road
Buckingham
MK18 7DS

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).

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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