The Trinity Partnership
History (2RBR)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Reading
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
10 months
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.trinitynewbury.org/

About the course

Develop your teaching skills, and qualify as a secondary history teacher, with our highly regarded PGCE Secondary history course at the University of Reading and Trinity School.

This Postgraduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Secondary history course is consistently graded as good in Ofsted inspections, and will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach the 11-18 age group in secondary schools in England and Wales.

The course is a 10 month, full time course, consisting of time at University and in two different school placements.

Those taking the PGCE will spend more time in the University than those taking the QTS-only course. The PGCE will involve writing assignments that are designed to help trainees to plan their teaching effectively and imaginatively, and to evaluate their developing knowledge and skills, particularly in terms of the quality of learning achieved by pupils. Successful completion will result in 60 master's-level credits.

Interview process

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview at one of our main partnership schools, usually within two to three weeks of application.

The interview process will include a tour of the school by students, a student interview panel, written task and an interview with a senior member of staff and the ITTCo.

If successful, you will be contacted by the University of Reading, who will invite you to an initial needs meeting and a formal offer will then be made through UCAS from the University.

How school placements work

On a Secondary PGCE course through the University of Reading you are required to carry out two placements - ensuring you receive a broad range of experiences.

Trinity is the main school placement for all of our courses and a second placement of 6 weeks after Christmas will take place in a school in West Berkshire or the surrounding area.

Most second school placements will be found locally and the placements are found with the individual needs of the trainee in mind.

Fees

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

If a trainee decides to take the QTS only route, the fees for the year are £7,710.

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

You are required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) plus grade C or above in GCSE mathematics and English or equivalent.

About the training provider

The Trinity Partnership is a teacher training provider in West Berkshire. We offer primary and secondary School Direct places for both salaried and unsalaried trainees. Our teacher training courses are organised in conjunction with the University of Reading.

Trinity is the lead school in the partnership. We work with other schools, including our trust schools Fir Tree School and Speenhamland School. We also have training links with other schools in the area to provide flexibility for second placement opportunities and particular subject specialisms.

Training at the Trinity Partnership offers the chance to work in a growing trust, where students are treated as individuals. Staff in the Trinity Partnership are dedicated and ambitious, they have high expectations of the students in their care and the schools all boast excellent facilities. Staff work closely with the School Direct trainees to ensure that all make the progress they need in their training year. The Trinity school ethos of ‘Personal Excellence and Collective Responsibility’ resonates for staff, trainees and students alike.

About the accredited body

The University of Reading are ranked 8th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University League Table 2019) and have been consistently in the top 10 for over a decade.

Their highly reputable partnerships with over 300 schools enables us, together, to train the next generation of outstanding teachers.

The high levels of pastoral care and the exemplary experience their students enjoy are regularly reflected in the National Student Survey (NSS). In 2016 the University of Reading was ranked 7th for Initial Teacher Training with 92% overall satisfaction in Education and 95% satisfaction with academic support in Education.

Training with disabilities and other needs

In accordance with the 2010 Equality Act, the Trust recognises the rights of the individual and will not accept discrimination against staff, parents,

students/pupils, contractors and visitors, be it on any basis, whether direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

It is the Trust’s desire to:

 ensure that all those within its schools are committed to the

principles of equality as outlined in the Equality Act 2010;

 promote equality of opportunity between disabled persons and

other persons;

 ensure that everyone who belongs to, or comes into contact with,

our Trust’s community is valued and respected;

 eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation;

 promote equality of opportunity;

 promote positive attitudes towards disabled persons;

 encourage participation by disabled persons in all aspects of school

life;

 take steps to take account of disabled persons’ disabilities, even

where that involves treating disabled persons more favourably than

other persons.

 show due compliance with statutory duties.

Contact details

Email
traintoteach@trinity.newburyacademytrust.org
Telephone
01635 510500
Website
http://www.trinitynewbury.org/
Address
Trinity School
Love Lane
Newbury
West Berkshire
RG14 2DU

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: 1RM
  • Training programme code: 2RBR

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
Love Lane, Shaw, Newbury RG14 2DU
Yes -

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