East Herts Partnership
Geography (2VNJ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Hertfordshire
Financial support
Scholarship, 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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
https://www.goffs.herts.sch.uk/405/train-to-teach

About the course

  • Trainees will teach the full Geography curriculum to ages 11-16
  • Trainees will spend four days in their placement school and one day at the University of Hertfordshire
  • Trainees will be assigned a subject mentor and professional mentor with the school
  • Formal weekly observations will take place by the subject mentor and/or other staff
  • Termly formal assessments will take place, set by the University
  • Trainees will complete a 6 week second placement at a contrasting school

Interview process

  • 30 minute taught lesson
  • Panel interview
  • Comprehension task

How school placements work

  • Applicants will need to state a preferred school within the East Herts Partnership and will be interviewed there
  • If successful this will be the school they complete a majority of their training in

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 could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £17,000
  • a bursary of £15,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Geography or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries 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

  • Honours degree (2.2 or higher), awarded by a UK university or an overseas award recognised as equivalent by NARIC
  • Usually UH would expect the degree to have a minimum 50% content of the subject being applied for. Applicants whose degree does not meet this requirement should contact UH at secondaryteam@herts.ac.uk
  • Maths and English Language GCSE Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old structure)
  • Students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band

Personal qualities

  • For the School Direct fee paying route it is beneficial to have had experience within a school setting. We are looking for applicants who have a genuine passion for teaching and possess the qualities needed to become a successful teacher.

About the training provider

Our schools are fantastic places to train, work and learn. They provide a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, which is our higher education partner. Our partnership’s vision is simple but powerful; we prepare our teachers and students to be respectful of others, to be confident in all that they do and to achieve their full potential.

Also, all partnership schools endeavour to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers alike feel valued and supported. We have all worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer our respective school communities.

Importantly, the partnership sees its staff as its most valuable resource and its schools have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

Our Partnership Schools:

The partnership are all located in East Hertfordshire. Namely, Goffs Academy, Goffs-Churchgate Academy, Haileybury Turnford, Robert Barclay Academy (RBA), Goffs Oak Primary, Burleigh Primary and Hunsdon JMI Primary.

Where to Find Our Schools:

The schools in the partnership are strategically positioned a few miles from Junction 25 of the M25 and are all close to the A1. The nearest mainline railway stations are in Cheshunt and Broxbourne. Goffs Oak Primary is close to Cuffley station.

About the accredited body

The University of Hertfordshire is about 10 miles away from our partner schools, making travel there easy for our trainees. We have a long-standing relationship with the University and the visiting tutors.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Please do not hesitate to contact us at schooldirect@generationsmat.sch.uk for further information on how we can support applicants with disabilities and other needs.

Contact details

Email
see@goffs.herts.sch.uk
Telephone
01992 424200
Website
https://www.goffs.herts.sch.uk/405/train-to-teach
Address
Goffs Academy
Goffs Lane
Cheshunt
Waltham Cross
EN7 5QW

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: 1VT
  • Training programme code: 2VNJ

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
Goffs-Churchgate Academy
College Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN8 9LY
Yes C
Haileybury Turnford
Mill Lane, Cheshunt, Herts EN8 0JU
Yes H
Main Site
Goffs Academy, Goffs Lane, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN7 5QW
Yes -
Robert Barclay School
Cock Lane, Hoddesdon EN11 8JY
Yes B

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