Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College
Art and Design (37CJ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bromley Schools Collegiate
Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible

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 one-year programme will see you placed in two of our diverse schools as a member of the teaching staff. The majority of your time will be spent on a blended training programme. You will benefit from bespoke one to one support from a member of the Atlas team and subject mentoring. You will get to know your fellow trainees in school via the group coaching and CPD workshops.

Once a week you will go to Bromley Schools Collegiate for the SCITT delivered training. All of this will prepare you to teach your own classes. Your teaching load will increase as over time as you develop your skill and experience and evidence how you developing competence with the Teacher Standards. By the end of the programme you will gain QTS and a PGCE with masters credits.

Interview process

This will determine your suitability to train to teach and assess your literacy and numeracy skills and subject knowledge.

The assessment process will include a short presentation, panel interview, group task and a short teaching episode.

How school placements work

You will complete two placements in contrasting schools, September – December and then January – July.


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 £9,000 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.



To be eligible to apply, you will need a degree (with Honours) from a UK Higher Education institution, or an equivalent qualification in any subject. You will also have solid A levels and GCSEs including C or above in GCSE maths, English and a science.

Degree class

A 2:1 or above is preferable. However, we will be happy to consider your application if you have a 2:2 and can demonstrate strong academics in other areas i.e. A-levels and GCSEs and a real aptitude for teaching.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants with a genuine passion for teaching and a commitment to working as part of a school community to make a difference to the lives of children in South East London. You will be resilient and reflective. You will be organised, flexible and will embrace opportunities to further your own development. You will demonstrate high levels of personal initiative and drive and secure subject knowledge.

About the training provider

Atlas Teaching School is the teacher training and development arm of the Haberdashers' Aske's Federation, a family of 5 primary and 4 secondary schools in Southwark, Lewisham and Bexley.

The Haberdashers' Aske's Federation has been educating young people in this part of London since 1876 and has over 15 years’ experience of initial teacher training .

Whilst having strong traditions that are highly valued by our students and their families, the organisation is forward thinking and embraces innovation as seen by the unique professional development offer for our staff.

Each of our schools is at the heart of its community. Each member of our community, staff and students alike, also benefit from the Haberdashers’ Advantage. A unique set of benefits and opportunities that come from our sponsorship by the Haberdashers Company.

Atlas’ growing Teaching School Alliance brings additional opportunities for collaboration and access to networks to support every teacher, no matter their career stage.

About the accredited body

Bromley Schools' Collegiate (BSC) is a well-established provider of initial teacher training with over 25 years experience. During this time, BCS has trained over 1400 trainees.

BSC aims to develop reflective, confident, skilled, adaptable, robust, well-rounded and resilient teachers. Bromley Schools Collegiate training is a school centred and influenced by the reality, challenges and rewards of working in schools that serve their local communities. Canterbury Christ Church University is the awarding body for QTS and delivers the bespoke PGCE element of the programme.

Bromley Schools Collegiate website

Training with disabilities and other needs

All of our schools are fully inclusive-

We want to make sure that our training programme is open to everybody, so if you do have a disability we will do everything we reasonably can to make reasonable adjustment to ensure you can. If you would like us to do so at the interview stage, please provide details on your application form. This will in no way affect your application.

Contact details

0207 652 9510
Haberdashers' Aske's Federation
Pepys Road
New Cross
SE14 5SF


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: 1KP
  • Training programme code: 37CJ

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
Pepys Road, New Cross, London SE14 5SF
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