Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance
Primary (2BPS)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Newman University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

Welcome to the Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance and Newman University School Direct PGCE Programme.

Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance

"Working in partnership to develop expertise and raise standards."

Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance (TSA) is a strategic partnership including primary schools and secondary schools and a University. It is an excellent place to train to teach for reasons including:

• A decade of successful training with Newman University on undergraduate, postgraduate and GTP routes.

• Lightwoods TSA has a range of expertise in teacher development having successfully delivered support to other schools across the West Midlands.

• The Executive Head Teacher is trained as a School Improvement Partner and National Leader in Education and all the Senior Leadership Team have worked and supported in other schools. Lightwoods Primary School is a National Support School.

• Lightwoods TSA have hosted a range of training and CPD opportunities including observation of teaching, support for planning and moderation.

We have developed a close knit partnership which has a strong foundation based on a depth of experience within a family community; overall this allows us to create an excellent, personalised experience with outstanding support. We tailor and customise each individual’s training programme to develop them into balanced well rounded professionals. At the heart of our alliance is the need to provide outstanding teaching and a positive learning experience for all pupils.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring. If you have a disability, you shouldn’t be dissuaded from applying as our training programme caters for individual needs.

Contact details

0121 429 2542
Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance
Castle Road East
B68 9BG


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 142
  • Training programme code: 2BPS

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Name Address Code
St James' CofE Primary School Wolverley Crescent, Oldbury B69 1BG T
Old Hill Primary School Lawrence Lane, Cradley Heath B64 6DR O
Lightwoods Primary School Castle Road East, Oldbury, Warley, West Midlands B68 9BG L
Warley Infant and Nursery School Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury B68 9DS D
Eaton Valley Primary School Dagger Lane, West Bromwich B71 4BU B
Grove Vale Primary School Monksfield Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 6AL 4
Crocketts Community Primary School Coopers Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands B67 7DW 3
Devonshire Junior School Auckland Road, Smethwick B67 7AT A
Burnt Tree Primary School Hill Road, Oldbury B69 2LN G
Causeway Green Primary School Penncricket Lane, Oldbury B68 8LX I
Christ Church CofE Primary School Church Road, Coseley, Bilston WV14 8YB J
Langley Primary School Titford Road, Oldbury B69 4QB N
Ocker Hill Infant School Gospel Oak Road, Tipton DY4 0DS Q
Tividale Hall Primary School Regent Road, Tividale B69 1TR X
Tividale Community Primary School Dudley Road West, Oldbury B69 2HT V
Devonshire Infant School Auckland Road, Smethwick B67 7AT K

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