Modern Languages with Harris Initial Teacher Education Accredited provider: Harris ITE

Course offered
PGCE with QTS, full time or part time with salary
Financial support

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

About the course

Assessment and Accreditation

The Harris School Direct programme leads to the award of QTS through Harris Initial Teacher Education (an accredited SCITT provider), with PGCE and Masters Level Credits awarded in partnership with a London university.

You will be assessed through a professional portfolio, in which you build evidence of how the standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) are being met. Evidence will include observations of your teaching, and written assignments demonstrating a clear understanding of the profession, phase and subject area.

Classroom experience will increase in each successive term of the programme, as your confidence and ability develops.

You will also be supported in undertaking two research assignments based on teaching and learning, facilitated by our partner university, to help you to develop a reflective, analytical approach to teaching and build critical research skills. These are equal to 60 Masters Level credits and will form part of your final QTS and PGCE award.

*Course arrangements and content may be subject to change in line with training partnerships with DfE requirements.

This is a salaried training programme. If you are eligible for a salaried training place the programme fees will be met by the academy.

Interview process

In order to be considered for interview, you should complete a full application and consider your personal statement as being an important part of this process. If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to complete a written task relating to your chosen subject area or age phase and attend a formal selection day, as well as teach an introductory lesson.

Please be prepared to bring any ID documents or qualification certificates we may request from you.

How school placements work

You will learn on the job with a one-year main placement at one of our brilliant and thriving academies and will benefit from a contrasting experience on second placement. In addition to these placements, you will attend weekly practical training sessions at our central Bermondsey training centre which will enable you to develop your teaching skills, subject knowledge and great practice away from the classroom, as well as presenting opportunities for you to interact and network with other trainees from across the Federation.


If you are eligible for a salaried training place the programme fees will be met by the academy.

Your salary will be calculated using the unqualified teachers' pay scales.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.




Applicants must have English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above, or equivalent to train in secondary teaching.


Applicants should have a good honours degree (2.2 or above) and an appropriate level of subject knowledge in your chosen subject.


Applicants must achieve a pass in the Literacy and Numeracy Professional Skills Tests before training begins. For further information please click>here.

Personal qualities

We're looking for people who want to become outstanding teachers; people for whom teaching is a passion and who will be relentless in securing academic and aspirational progress for every child. You will need the ability to develop effective relationships with relevant stakeholders: children, parents and carers, colleagues and peers, as well as external agencies.

Further essential qualities are outstanding organisation and communication skills, a proactive approach, good interpersonal skills and a commitment to securing the best education for all children. You should also have determination and energy, high standards of literacy, numeracy and personal presentation and excellent subject knowledge.

Contact details

Harris ITE
Steel House
11 Tothill Street


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: 1TZ
  • Training programme code: 2B64

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Main Site 4th Floor Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 1LH

Advice and support

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

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