Primary with Sheringham Primary Teaching School Alliance Accredited provider: University of East Anglia

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
38 weeks
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://sheringhamprimary.norfolk.sch.uk

About the course

Our 38-week, full-time PGCE Primary programme will prepare you to become a general class teacher. You’ll be working with children to motivate, inspire and challenge them in their learning.

The programme comprises of 120 placement days in schools and taught sessions at UEA. Our course will help you to gain a thorough understanding of how schools work and fully prepare you for first teaching post after successful completion of the training programme.

For your school placements, you will be placed in schools in our School Direct Partnership, where you will work with primary age pupils. You will have two main school placements in contrasting schools, in different age ranges, based on your chosen training pathway.

Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you will graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

Being a school direct trainee with us will mean that you know where your main school placement and who your mentor is before the summer holiday. There is no paired placement with Sheringham's school direct route and you spend a higher percentage of your time in one school allowing deeper relationships with the school and children to develop. Although we are based in North Norfolk we have partnership schools across the county where you may complete your training depending on your home location.

Find out more about our School Direct courses and the Primary PGCE programme at UEA

Interview process

Interviews are part of the formal selection process. You will need to present yourself well, come prepared, and dress smartly. Your interview day will include:

  • An introductory talk and tour of the school
  • An individual interview
  • A written task
  • Working with small groups of pupils

You may also be asked to complete other relevant tasks such as:

  • Giving a presentation
  • A group interview
  • Literacy, numeracy and subject knowledge questions

How school placements work

UEA’s PGCE Primary school direct programme places great emphasis on practical skills and the realities of classroom teaching.

You will be based in schools two-thirds of the 38-week programme (120 days).

You’ll gain experience from two main school placements and teach primarily in two age bands within your chosen age range specialism. The placements are in contrasting schools to give you a breadth of school-based experience.

During the two extensive placements in our partnership schools, you’ll gain a broad range of practical teaching experience. You will learn to put ideas and theory into practice as you work in university and your placement schools.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £19,000

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

Find out more about the Financial Support available within our Essential Information section of each Primary PGCE course

Requirements

Qualifications

Before application submission, you’ll need:

  • A GCSE pass at grade C/4 or equivalent in English language, Mathematics and in a natural Science subject (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or a combination of these)
  • IELTS 6.5 overall (a minimum of 6 in each component) or equivalent, if your first language isn't English

Before beginning the course, you’ll need to have achieved a good honours degree or equivalent. A degree classification of 2:2 or above is preferred. All degree subjects are considered.

NB: Further degree requirements may apply. Find out more within the Essential Information sectionof each Primary PGCE courses

Personal qualities

Trainees are selected on the basis of their application form, references and an interview. You are encouraged to prepare thoroughly.

Application forms should demonstrate strengths in subject and curriculum knowledge, your enthusiasm and commitment to a career in teaching, and the age range for which you have applied.

We need to see that you are passionate about a career in teaching and show the resilience to persevere.

Other requirements

Prior to submitting your application, we recommend you gain some observational experience in a classroom environment if possible. This will help you gain an up-to-date understanding of how classrooms are managed and how teaching and learning takes place.

If offered a place, prior to the start of the course in September, all applicants will be required to:

Contact details

Email
rcarter2nrq@nsix.org.uk
Telephone
01263 823848
Website
http://sheringhamprimary.norfolk.sch.uk
Address
Cooper Road
Off Holway Road
Sheringham
Norfolk

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: 1A5
  • Training programme code: 22XK

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
U University of East Anglia Norwich

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