Primary with ShiNE Teaching School Alliance Accredited provider: University of Northumbria at Newcastle

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.shiremoor-primary.co.uk

About the course

During this year long programme candidates gain a full insight into school life a spending the majority of time in school.

In term one candidates attend university sessions at Coach Lane Campus approximately once a fortnight in preparation for the three academic assignments which are completed over the course of the programme. In terms two and three these sessions reduce and are less frequent as the trainees' teaching commitment increases.

The trainee year is organised into three assessed placements. Trainees begin in a home school with a designated class and mentor. Trainees are based there for the term teaching up to a 60% timetable. In term two trainees under take a second assessed placement for 6 weeks in an alternate key stage and setting. This fulfils the requirement for QTS and allows trainees to broaden their developing skill set further teaching up to a 70% timetable.

In the final third of the year trainees return to their home school and class to complete their final assessed placement.

Interview process

Interviews usually take place at the Lead School in the partnership, Shiremoor Primary School.

Candidates are asked to prepare a short task which they deliver to children whilst being observe by school personnel.

Following this candidates are interviewed by a small panel of representatives from the alliance school who determine whether candidates would be a suitable match for one of the placements on offer.

How school placements work

Candidates are matched to placement schools following interview by the alliance headteachers. Travel circumstances of candidates and previous experience are factors taken into consideration.

All placements are in first or primary schools within the partnership. Trainees will have three assessed placements in at least two different schools. The placements will be in alternative key stages and where possible, in varied and contrasting settings.

When not attending university sessions, trainees will be in school or attending partnership training sessions. During these sessions trainees visit different school settings and are given focussed curriculum based training.

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

GCSE Maths Grade C or higher

GCSE English Grade C or higher

GCSE Science Grade C or higher

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent.

Other requirements

Applicants will need to pass the Professional Skills Tests.

A DBS Enhanced Certificate and satisfactory health check are required.

Contact details

Email
shiremoor.primary@northtyneside.gov.uk
Telephone
0191 2524188
Website
http://www.shiremoor-primary.co.uk
Address
Stanton Road
Shiremoor
Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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: 1EV
  • Training programme code: 24J4

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 Stanton Road, Shiremoor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE27 0PW

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