Seven Kings Teaching School Alliance
Geography (2QQX)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
University of East London
Financial support

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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020

About the course

This is a one year course in which you will have lectures at university and then two teaching practices at two different schools off site.

The majority of your time will be with your principal employer.

Assessments are a mixture of written assignments set by the university and lesson observations and teaching practice assessment forms whilst at school.

We work in partnership with UEL in providing an excellent programme in your route to becoming a teacher.

Seven Kings School is recognised by Ofsted as an Outstanding school and the Teaching Alliance consists of several outstanding schools.

Seven Kings has an awarded "Cradle to Grave" programme of support for all teachers of all stages in their careers.

Interview process

The candidate will be interviewed by teaching staff from alliance schools. They will be asked to prepare a lesson plan and discuss it as well as working with students and be interviewed.

UEL will carry out an interview as well to confirm your suitability for the course.

How school placements work

Candidates will be placed across the alliance within schools who have an excellent track record of support supporting students.

The alliance covers 4 - 19 provision with an opportunity to visit special schools.

The candidate will have placements across the alliance spending approximately 4 - 6 weeks in their second placement and the rest of the time in their first placement. They will start observing lessons and then taking small sections within the lessons before taking complete lessons and building up their timetables.

Support will be given through professional studies sessions and through mentoring.


This will be on unqualified teacher scale 1

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



You'll need to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a higher education provider in England or Wales, or a recognised equivalent qualification. (2.2 or above)

You’ll need to have a standard equivalent to grade C/4, or above, in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics.

For candidates intending to teach pupils aged 3 – 11 (early years and primary), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C/4, or above, in a GCSE science subject examination.


Personal qualities

We are looking for people who are passionate about making a difference to young people's lives.

Other requirements

This is subject to the relevant criminal checks and verifying qualifications.

You will need to have have worked for at least three years.

About the training provider

Seven Kings Teaching Alliance has 25 schools who have great experience working with trainee teachers at different levels.

Seven Kings Teaching School Alliance is proud to offer primary and secondary teacher tuition route and salaried training through School Direct, a school-based teacher training route.

Trainees work alongside highly experienced classroom practitioners and have more of their training in school.

As a Teaching Alliance we have vast experience in Initial Teacher Training and are proud of our achievements in turning inexperienced trainees into outstanding teachers and leaders of the future. Many of our trainees now hold positions in middle and senior leadership roles. It is expected that trainees will go on to work within their host school or group of schools although there is no absolute guarantee of employment. Last year all of our salaried trainees received an offer of a job within our alliance.

We are proud of our awarded Cradle to Grave programme of training and the exciting programmes we offer for ITT across our schools’ networks.

Our School Direct training is delivered in partnership with the Institute of Education (University of London) and the University of East London.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Seven Kings is equipped with lifts to support students with access.

In the past we have supported trainees with access needs by timetabling them in more easily accessed rooms.

Contact details

Ley Street


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: 1EH
  • Training programme code: 2QQX

Choose a training location

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

Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Ley Street, Ilford IG2 7BT
Yes -

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