Woolwich Poly
Biology (26LR)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bromley Schools Collegiate
Financial support
Bursary or 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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://woolwichpoly.greenwich.sch.uk

About the course

Trainees will spend each day in school during term time with Wednesday afternoon at Bromley Schools' Collegiate where training takes place.

Bromley Schools' Collegiate is a well established training provider with 25 years of experience. awarded ‘outstanding’ status by Ofsted in November 2015, which recognises teacher training of the highest quality. Our training programme will prepare you for your NQT year and beyond in to a career in teaching. Facilitators deliver weekly training mostly at the provider's training centre in Chislehurst. Trainees experience two school experiences at placements in the borough of Bromley. Each trainee has a dedicated subject mentor and Senior Mentor who will observe and assess the trainee regularly. Trainees upload supporting evidence to the bespoke on line system showing their knowledge and understanding of the Teachers Standards. The PGCE element is delivered by Lecturers who join trainees at the BSC training centre and offer support towards the level 7 qualification. PGCE is included in the tuition fee for School Direct training. Those following the School direct salaried programme will be working towards QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Trainees are assessed by formal observations while teaching. Also they must provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of the Teachers's Standards by way of uploading evidence to the on line learning environment.

Assignments and schemes of work are required for QTS only pathway (School direct salaried trainees).

Interview process

Successful applications will be invited for interview. We try to give as much notice as possible, however this may be within a week of receiving your application.

The interview will be to assess your suitability for teaching and National Curriculum knowledge for your chosen subject.

As part of the selection process, we require you to prepare a short 4 minute presentation to be delivered to a small panel of teachers. Which should be delivered orally without powerpoint or any other electronic aid. After which you will be have a formal interview with senior management / headteacher.

You will also be asked to complete a timed written task which will be assessed as part of the selection process. Please do not worry about the content it is to see your use of grammar etc.

How school placements work

Much consideration is given to placements. Each trainee must undertake 2 school placements to gain contrasting experience of teaching.

Trainees on the School Direct training programme where tuition fee is paid, will be in one school in the first term and a contrasting school in placement 2 from January to July.

School Direct Salaried trainees are employed by the school, their second school experience takes place in in the Spring term for half a term.

All placements are arranged by Bromley Schools' Collegiate following discussions with mentors and senior mentors who have been working with you.

Each trainee must also be aware of the keystage prior to that which they are training within.

Trainees will be mentored and coached by experienced practitioners. You will always be supported.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Candidates must have a good Degree with a minimum of 2:2 classification (or equivalent) in the subject you wish to teach.

  • Maths, English, at GCSE C /L4

We are looking for candidates who want to make a difference to the lives of children. We want you to have a genuine passion for teaching.

We do not require candidates to have school / classroom experience before making an application.

Competence in English and maths skills will be assessed during the recruitment process.

Personal qualities

We welcome applications from candidates who are passionate about their subject and who want to be that teacher who can make a difference to student's learning.

Other requirements

We will undertake DBS (criminal record checks) and health checks before the start of the course. Candidates will be asked to provide complete CVs which reflects their full work history.

Candidates are not expected to have experience in schools before the start of the course.

Contact details

Email
godutola@woolwichpoly.greenwich.sch.uk
Telephone
02083107000
Website
http://woolwichpoly.greenwich.sch.uk
Address
Hutchins Road
Thamesmead
London
SE28 8AT

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: 1HC
  • Training programme code: 26LR

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
Hutchins Road, Thamesmead, London SE28 8AT
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