About the course
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which includes 60 Level 7 credits and recommendation to the DfE for Qualified Teacher Status
The workload includes two academic assignments as well as planning, teaching and assessment in school, to ensure that pupils learn and make progress. The timing of assessments and school-based training are co-ordinated.
Two, each carrying 30 Level 7 credits
How school placements work
Usually a more gradual increase in teaching timetable allocation. Students are supernumerary throughout the programme (which means that they are not left unsupervised with a class). Their teaching timetable is gradually increased up to 16 hours per week by the end of the programme.
Assessment of school based training
evidence of meeting the Teachers’ Standards at each of the three Assessment Points over the course of the training year
Support provided by half termly visits of a tutor from the university as well as a teacher mentor who will meet with you each week to review your training and a Professional Mentor who oversees the training in the school.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
£9250 (Students may be eligible for Student Loan for fees and maintenance)
There are bursaries for most secondary subjects of up to £26,000 tax free, subject to eligibility.
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £22,000
- a bursary of £20,000
With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching (£7,500 in some areas of England).
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.
Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
GCSEs/O levels at Grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics . A Science GCSE O level at Grade C /4 above is also required for Primary General. GCSE equivalency tests are not accepted in place of GCSE qualifications.
First degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification, classification 2.2 or above. For secondary trainees there should be at least 50% subject content relevant to the taught curriculum subject. If you studied outside the UK you will need to provide NARIC equivalencies of your academic qualifications https://www.naric.org.uk/naric/
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:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Leagrave High Street, Luton LU4 0NE
Support and advice
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