Primary with Hales Valley Teaching School Accredited provider: University of Birmingham

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.hvts.org.uk

About the course

The courses will begin in September 2019 and last for one academic year with a trainees time being divided between school based placements (approximately 80%) and structured training days (approximately 20%) which will take place at either Hales Valley Teaching Hub or at one of our partner organisations (University of Birmingham) and focus upon key educational theory and practice.

On the 46 week programme a trainee’s time is divided between Teaching Experiences and structured training sessions looking at subject delivery and wider professional issues. The teaching commitment will build up over the year: 50% in the Autumn term, 60% in the Spring term and 80% in the Summer term. During the course trainees will be supported by their school-based practitioner who will be a good or outstanding teacher and leader within the school.

Trainees will be assessed on a combination of evidence gathered during the teaching experiences, a range of tasks linked to Hales Valley/partnership workshops as well as three formal assignments that focus on key areas of teaching and learning.

How school placements work

School direct is a school-led training course which gives you the chance to learn ‘on the job’ in a school. You work as part of the teaching team from day one, learning from experienced, highly-skilled colleagues and you immediately put your new skills into practice.

You spend on average 80% of the week in one of our 20 primary partnership schools teaching in EYFS and key stage 1.

We have worked very closely with our partnership schools over the last five years and have excellent relationships with them. They share our ethos, understanding the importance and value of school led teacher training.

You will have three school experiences throughout the year ensuring you gain experience in EYFS, key stage 1 and 2 enabling you to teach 5-11 year olds. You spend your first and last school experience in the same class, in the same school. Your second school placement is in different school ensuring you gain a wider experience in your training.

You also spend time in key stage 2 and spend a day at a local secondary school in order to gain experience of the key stage above where you will be qualified to teach.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

Once individuals have accepted a place, they can then make applications for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England, to cover the cost of their training.

Requirements

Qualifications

The academic requirements are:

•A grade C (or better) in GCSE English, mathematics and science

•A degree class 2.1 or above

•Successful completion of skills tests in English and maths

support available for maths skills tests at www.numeracyskillstest.co.uk

Other requirements

Successful candidates will be required to carry out an enhanced DBS check before commencing the programme.

About the training provider

School Direct and SCITT courses are school-led training which gives you the chance to learn ‘on the job’ in a school. You work as part of the teaching team from day one learning from experienced, highly-skilled colleagues and immediately put your new skills into practice.

Here at Hales Valley Teaching Hub, we offer three different routes into teacher training.

The two routes we offer which are validated by the University of Birmingham are:-

•Primary Postgraduate Certificate of Education award (Level 7) which has a total of 60 Masters level credits plus a QTS qualification.

•Early Years Postgraduate Certificate of Education award (Level 7) which has a total of 60 Masters level credits plus a QTS qualification.

The third route we offer is in partnership with Haybridge School Centred Based Initial Teacher Training is:-

•Primary Postgraduate Certificate of Education award (Level 7) which has a total of 60 Masters level credits plus a QTS qualification.

Why choose Hales Valley Teaching Hub?

•Excellent support and bespoke provision to meet the individual needs of our trainees.

•P.G.C.E. School Direct delivered in partnership with the University of Birmingham or Haybridge Allaince SCITT and one of our 20 primary partnership schools.

•100% pass rate at good or above and 100% employment rate once qualified since we began offering the programme.

•Experienced Hales Valley mentor designated to each trainee throughout the year.

For more information on one of our three courses, please email

hpickles1@lutley.dudley.sch.uk

or

bhale@lutley.dudley.sch.uk

About the accredited provider

The School of Education at UoB has a long tradition of delivering ITE courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' for the third consecutive time by Ofsted inspectors which reaffirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training.

The quality of the programme and the newly qualified teachers that enter the profession as a result of it are critical to all partners involved.

Student Support

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/support/index.aspx

Child Care Facilities

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/support/nursery.aspx

Disability Access

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/support/disability/index.aspx

Training with disabilities and other needs

Hales Valley Teaching Hub strives to be an inclusive learning community. Whatever your disability, mental health or learning support needs, we’re here to help make sure you that you can access appropriate support to take advantage of the School Direct and SCITT experience.

How we support our teacher trainees depends on your condition and other circumstances. Support is individual and personalised to you and responsive to how your needs may change throughout your time with us.

Contact details

Email
Hpickles1@lutley.dudley.sch.uk
Telephone
01384 818220
Website
http://www.hvts.org.uk
Address
Lutley Primary School
Brookwillow Road
Halesowen

Apply

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: 18E
  • Training programme code: 2PXB

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Main Site Brookwillow Road, Halesowen B63 1BU

Advice and support

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