St John's Teaching School Alliance
Primary (22FN)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Wolverhampton
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.st-johns.walsall.sch.uk

About the course

The course is for -a Primary teaching qualification. Trainees will link with St John's Teaching School and the University of Wolverhampton. The first month will be spent in the university acquiring knowledge and skills to equip for Primary Teaching. This will then lead to two school obased attachments - one will be at Sty John's and the other in a local partner school. There will be an opportunity mid- year to accompany the university on an international visit either to India or China; researching international education.

There is also the possibility of a bursary for some candidates which will be provided by Walsall Local Authority.

Employment rates are very high from this route. St John's has also been at the forefront of the formation of the innovative Walsall NQT teaching pool which , last year,to placed up to 40 trainees in Walsall schools for their NQT year.

Interview process

The interview will be held at St John's school with the Headteacher and the senior course leader at the University. There may be a short task to accompany the subject knowledge audits.

Successful candidates will be informed via UCAS

How school placements work

Trainees will be placed in two Primary schools in Key Stage 1 and 2. One of the Primaries will be St John's and the other will be a local partner school. All schools will have accredited mentors.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 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.

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

Financial support from the training provider

A small bursary of up to £2000 is available for successful candidates.

Requirements

Qualifications

A degree at 2:2 or above

Personal qualities

We are looking for suitable candidates who see teaching as a vocation.

About the training provider

Many of our trainees go on to gain employment within our alliance or Walsall borough. All trainees last year successfully completed the course and gained employment ready for this September.

Our training package is complemented with numerous qualified mentors and coaches throughout our school who offer a bespoke package of support to meet identified training needs.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Depending on your individual needs, you may be eligible for additional support provided by the University. The Student Support and Wellbeing Team can talk to you about additional support that may be available.

Disabled Students’ Allowances

You may be eligible to receive additional funding known as the Disabled Students’ Allowances to help cover the costs of any additional support you may need to access your university course. DSA funding is available for eligible students and can help with costs for specialist equipment, Non-Medical Helpers and other disability-related costs associated with studying.

The Sign Language Society at UoW has been running since 2008 and this is where you get to meet current Deaf students as well as other Deaf people who are both local and from all over the UK along with Deaf students who have already graduated - you can also meet BSL Interpreting and Deaf Studies students there too.

For more information please email: SLS@wlv.ac.uk

Contact details

Email
postbox@st-johns.walsall.sch.uk
Telephone
01543452197
Website
http://www.st-johns.walsall.sch.uk
Address
Brook Lane
Walsall Wood
Walsall
West Midlands
WS9 9NA

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: 1OR
  • Training programme code: 22FN

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
Brook Lane, Walsall Wood, Walsall WS9 9NA
Yes -

Support and advice

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