Ealing Primary Teaching School Alliance
Primary (2QGF)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
St Mary's University, Twickenham
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://eptsa.castlebar.ealing.sch.uk/

About the course

This programme provides an intense training experience that combines academic rigour with personal and professional learning experiences.

The training is designed to meet the needs of each trainee to support and develop the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to start a teaching career.

In preparation for your teaching role, you will be trained across the 5-11 age range, developing knowledge and practice to support your development of:

Critical understanding of educational theory

Reflective practice linked to professional standards

Practitioner research and a wide range of educational issues to understand the unique characteristics of children and their learning needs

Subject-specific knowledge and creative ways to enthuse and educate children

How school placements work

You will spend 120 days in one of our partner schools which is organised and co-ordinated by Ealing Primary Teaching School Alliance. All schools are located within Ealing. There will be 2 placements in different settings.

You will be supported through this element of the course by our partner schools, mentors and university link tutors.

During your placements, you will be guided from working with small groups of pupils alongside a class teacher towards taking responsibility for whole class teaching.

The enhancement period - a four-week placement of your choice - could be in a range of settings - SEND, secondary or early years setting.

This is a self-assessed placement and is measured against the targets set by you and your Academic Tutor from your first school experience. This is an opportunity to work in schools or educational settings to further enhance your skills in a variety of ways and incorporate one or more of the Standards for Teachers 2012.

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

In order to begin the teacher training year, the following qualifications are required:-

• Applicants should have (or be working towards) a Bachelors degree, with a 2:2 or above or above from the UK

• You will need at least a Grade C or 4 in GCSE/equivalent in English, Maths and a Science subject

• If you have completed your undergraduate degree or secondary schooling internationally, we will require a NARIC equivalence

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who are passionate about education, have an excellent academic background, and are committed to working with children and young people to make a difference in their lives.

Other requirements

All successful applicants will be subject to:-

Successful completion of a physical and mental fitness to teach and a Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required

About the training provider

Ealing Primary Teaching School Alliance is looking to train exceptional graduates to become teachers.

Our Initial Teacher Training programmes are tailored to individual needs and aspirations. Whether you are a recent graduate or are considering a change of career, our programmes will give you the best foundation for a great career in teaching.

We offer training routes in mainstream and special school settings.

We are seeking people who are passionate about education, have an excellent academic background, and are committed to working with children and young people to make a difference in their lives.

This school-based teacher training route led by schools in partnership with universities and SCITTs means we can deliver training which blends theoretical study of learning, teaching and child development with practical experience in the classroom.

We have an established record of supporting and bringing new talented teachers into the profession. Teachers in our Partner Schools are excellent practitioners, both supportive and eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

You will benefit from:

• A dedicated Mentor to support and guide you

• Ongoing CPD opportunities

• Caring and supportive staff

All Primary and Special Schools who are in partnership with us have extensive experience of training teachers and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer to a school community. As a result, our trainees are highly employable and we have a high employment rate upon course completion.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Candidates who have disabilities or other needs should contact us before making an application to discuss their needs and the bespoke support that we can provide for them during their initial training year.

Our individual Partner Schools have differing disabled access provisions, so if in doubt please contact us for more information.

Contact details

Email
eptsa@castlebar.ealing.sch.uk
Telephone
020 8998 3135
Website
http://eptsa.castlebar.ealing.sch.uk/
Address
Ealing Primary Teaching School Alliance
c/o Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens
Ealing
London
W13 0DH

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: 1RW
  • Training programme code: 2QGF

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
Hathaway Gardens, Ealing, London W13 0DH
Yes -

Support and advice

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