Bexley Teaching School Alliance
Primary (2FP4)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
UCL, University College London (University of London)
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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.bexleytsa.org

About the course

School Direct (tuition fee) programme allows you to learn on the job as you work towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation. This programme will allow you to train in a home school setting followed by a second school placement and an alternative placement for 2 weeks E.g. a SEN School. Although your training is based in a school, they’re not your employers, and in many ways your training will be similar to training programmes in universities and colleges. The training programmes will build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. Throughout the year, you will be supported by a highly-trained mentor who will hold weekly meetings to review your progress and set targets. As your confidence grows, you will deliver parts of lessons on your own, taking on more responsibility until you are teaching full lessons.

Interview process

The interview consists of a mathematics and English test followed by a pupil interaction lasting 12 minutes. If candidates successfully pass this stage of the interview process they will be asked to deliver a 5 minute presentation to the panel regarding an outstanding lesson they have observed, this is followed by interview questions.

How school placements work

This is a modular programme so trainees will spend equal time in the main school placement and in the University. As part of your further development you will undertake one other main placement at another school, usually in a different context to your ‘home’ school. There will also be the opportunity to spend a varying amount of time at other schools to further enhance your learning through experiencing a diverse range of educational settings. Our placement strategy is aimed at giving you the best preparation possible for a successful teaching career.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £17,620

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary.

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

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

Requirements

Qualifications

A minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

A levels

No specific subjects required.

GCSEs

English Language, Science and Mathematics at grade C / 5 or above. Applicants who do not offer a GCSE in English Language, Science or Mathematics may demonstrate an equivalent standard by completing a test via www.equivalencytesting.com and achieving at least a grade 5. We do not accept "applied" or "additional" GCSE subjects.

School experience

We recommend that you aim to gain some experience in a classroom prior to interview.

Personal qualities

DBS and Occupational Health

If you are made an offer you will be required to successfully complete Occupational Health and Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure checks. The total cost of these checks is £135. These checks are required to ensure you meet the Department for Education’s requirements for physical and mental health to teach, as well as assessing your suitability for access to children and vulnerable adults.

Other requirements

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

About the training provider

The Bexley Teaching School Alliance (BTSA) consists of a diverse range of partners, including primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and two universities. We work collaboratively with schools in Bexley, Kent and to share outstanding practice, provide training and CPD, drive school improvement and train new teachers. We welcome all schools to join our alliance.

School Direct is a route into teaching which moves the focus of study from a university based programme to a school based programme with university input.

Whether you’ve just finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years (education based or otherwise), the School Direct route enables you to learn to teach, whilst actually doing the job, maximizing the time spent in school.

We are looking to recruit graduates to begin training in primary and secondary schools across Bexley. We work closely in partnership with UCL, Institute of Education, University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University to provide School Direct Tuition Fee and School Direct Salaried routes into teaching.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Bexley Teaching School Alliance and all our partner universities are committed to supporting students with disabilities. Please contact us as early as possible in your application process so that your needs are met and support can be arranged.

Contact details

Email
btsaadmin@thebedonwellfederation.org
Telephone
02083115237
Website
http://www.bexleytsa.org
Address
Bexley Teaching School Alliance
Bedonwell Infant and Nursery School
Bedonwell Road
Belvedere, Kent
DA17 5PF

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: 1HE
  • Training programme code: 2FP4

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
Bedonwell Infant and Nursery School
Bedonwell Road, Belvedere, Kent DA17 5PF
Yes A
Bedonwell Junior School
Bedonwell Road, Belvedere, Kent DA17 5PF
Yes Q
Christ Church (Erith) C of E Primary School
Lesney Park Road, Erith, Kent DA8 3DG
Yes R

Support and advice

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