The Earls High School
Design and Technology (2Y9V)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Birmingham City University
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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.earlshighschool.org/

About the course

School Direct is an innovative route into teaching which enables schools to take a leading role in Initial Teacher Training through working in partnership with accredited ITT providers, such as Birmingham City University.

The School Direct route into teaching is led by a lead School, working individually, or as part of a network of schools in partnership with an accredited teacher training institution. Through Birmingham City University the School Direct route is a one year full time course leading to a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status for primary and secondary trainees.

School Direct partnerships and school networks select and recruit trainees that they want to employ as teachers once they qualify. Applications are made through UCAS Teacher Training.

Each Birmingham City University School Direct partnership offers trainees a unique training package carefully tailored to suit the needs of the schools, their pupils and their future teachers. Trainees will study and work in schools within the network and the university, and their learning will be supported by teachers, mentors and university tutors from across the partnership.

School Direct is a way of schools growing their own teachers and future leaders, so from the beginning of the programme trainees become part of a network of schools.

Birmingham City University

How school placements work

Each Birmingham City University School Direct partnership offers trainees a unique training package carefully tailored to suit the needs of the schools, their pupils and their future teachers. Trainees will study and work in schools within the network and the university, and their learning will be supported by teachers, mentors and university tutors from across the partnership.

School Direct is a way of schools growing their own teachers and future leaders, so from the beginning of the programme trainees become part of a network of schools

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Some courses (but not all) also attract generous tax-free funding available to the best graduates training in a range of subjects (but again, not all). You could get a bursary of up to £30k (depending on your level/subject) or be awarded a prestigious scholarship which provides additional support and benefits throughout your training year.

Funding and bursaries

Scholarships

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £12,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

In order to apply for a place on School Direct, you must have:

  • a UK undergraduate degree or a recognised equivalent qualification
  • a GCSE grade C or above in English and mathematics

The School Direct Training Programme focuses on developing teaching skills, so you should have a strong understanding of the subject you wish to teach before you start training. If your degree subject does not link closely to your chosen teaching subject a SKE is recommended.

Personal qualities

If you have the knowledge, passion and commitment required to become an outstanding practitioner, then apply to The Earls High School.

Other requirements

Please note all successful applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS check.

About the training provider

As an Ofsted rated Outstanding school, The Earls promotes a challenging and stimulating environment that aims to fully engage students in their learning.

We believe passionately that education has one, deeply important characteristic, that nothing else can match: a good education gives the opportunity for any individual to transcend their starting point. Education is the one thing that allows us all to enhance our natural talents, gifts and abilities. That is what we strive for at The Earls, creating enhanced life chances for our students.

The school motto: 'Ut filii lucis fiatis', almost literally 'to become the children of light', that's what we want for our students: to become enlightened.

As an Ofsted rated Outstanding school, The Earls promotes a challenging and stimulating environment that aims to fully engage students in their learning. We are looking to train, develop and support School Direct candidates who have the potential to be outstanding practitioners.

We are looking to train, develop and support School Direct candidates who have the potential to be outstanding practitioners.

School Direct is available at The Earls High School and with our partner schools: Olive Hill; Newfield Park; Aldridge; The Dormston; Lyng Hall; St. Matthias and The Mercian Trust.

Successful completion of a School Direct course will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). School Direct programmes may also include a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).

If you have the knowledge, passion and commitment required to become an outstanding practitioner, then apply to The Earls High School.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities and other needs including candidates with dyslexia; physical, hearing, and visual impairments and : mental health conditions.

We will seek advice and support as necessary from professional bodies and advice services.

Contact details

Email
emurray@earls.dudley.sch.uk
Telephone
01384816105
Website
http://www.earlshighschool.org/
Address
The Earls High School
Furnace Lane
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 3SL

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: 1L5
  • Training programme code: 2Y9V

Choose a training location

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

Name Address Code
Dormston School Mill Bank, Dudley, West Midlands DY3 1SN 9
The Earls High School Furnace Lane, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3SL 1

Support and advice

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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