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Forest Independent Primary Collegiate SCITT Primary (2DLG)

PGCE with QTS full time

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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

We believe that teaching is an exciting, challenging and rewarding profession. We pride ourselves on having a proven track record over the past 20 years in training excellent practitioners and supporting them in gaining positions within our partnership schools. Forest Independent Primary Collegiate, the accredited provider, has written this highly comprehensive and bespoke programme. It reflects the exceptional standards in our partnership schools and our understanding of what makes an excellent teacher. Our partnership schools are within the boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Enfield, Havering,Hertfordshire and Essex. We are committed to offering high quality training for local candidates with the aim of securing the beginning of a successful career in teaching. We also aim to support trainees’ careers after completing the programme through excellent CPD opportunities on offer within our school partnership. This includes subject knowledge and leadership training, and opportunities to take part in research and to work collaboratively with colleagues in other schools. We scrutinize the School Direct applications and place trainees in the partnership schools. These are excellent mainstream schools that are committed to supporting the process of the training.

School placements

This one-year primary course is based in one school for the majority of the year with a contrast setting placement. Candidates learn the art of teaching in the classroom for four days each week, guided by their mentors. Each trainee is allocated a professional tutor who visits and supports the trainee on a regular basis. Host schools are able to offer insights into their successful practices and induct trainees in line with the best of current teaching. Part of the course is theory based and there will be formal subject knowledge training each Friday. School Direct requires a full-time commitment of 5 days per week from September to July and trainees are expected to participate fully in the everyday life of the schools in which they train.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane , Harlow, Essex, CM18 7HT
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7HT
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7HT
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7HT
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane, Harow, Essex, CM18 7HT
Waltham Forest
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7HT

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

GCSE English grade C or above or grades 4-9 or equivalent GCSE mathematics grade C or above or grades 4-9 or equivalent GCSE science grade C or above or grades 4-9 or equivalent A first degree or equivalent

Other requirements

A satisfactory criminal record check and health assessment is required prior to the start of the programme.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

The PGCE course has a fee of £9250, you can apply for a student loan to cover this (repayments are taken from your salary directly through your PAYE once you are earning £25,000). The Student Loan Company also offer maintenance/support loans.

About the training provider

Established for over 20 years - training and qualifying literally thousands of new teachers. Led by Dr. Helen Tyler FCTT FRSA whose career has embraced class teacher, head teacher, BBC education correspondent, inspector, mentor, trainer, and now Director of the FIPC School Direct multi-course programme. An enviable reputation attracting and enjoying the long term loyalty of a high quality team of dedicated professional tutors - many having primary head teacher experience. Renowned for friendly, personal compassionate and patient support of trainees - breeding a ‘team spirit’ within our collegiate.

Interview process

The selection process consists of an interview in one of our partnership schools, which will be carried out by a member of staff from FIPC and/or a member of staff from the partnership school. Applicants will be invited to visit a suitable school for observation with children.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome applications from candidates including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
We aim to meet the challenge of all declared disabilities and other needs placing candidates in our diverse range of school.

We are committed to supporting the full inclusion of individuals ensuring their needs are met.

Contact this training provider

01279 421333
Latton Green Primary Academy Site
Riddings Lane
CM18 7HT

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