The Bridge London TSA
Primary (Special Educational Needs) (37P2)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Goldsmiths, University of London
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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.

Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

The Bridge London Trust is a unique Multi Academy Trust which consists of three special schools, one primary school, a teaching school and an outreach service.

The Bridge School is a large special school which provides for pupils with severe learning difficulties and/or autism. It is based on two sites, a Primary site and a Secondary site. The Bridge School has been judged outstanding by Ofsted in its last three inspections.

We have always been committed to supporting staff and pupils in other schools and sharing the knowledge we have. It was a natural progression for the CEO/Executive Headteacher to become a National Leader of Education in 2009 and the school to become a Teaching School in 2011.

The Bridge London supports schools which may be facing challenging circumstances through facilitating our staff and staff from other schools to provide advice and support, and to share, develop and promote research.

This has enabled us to offer a wide variety of training opportunities to our own staff and staff from other schools and over the last 5 years delivering our own, individual initial teacher education PGCE programme for primary mainstream QTS through Schools Direct.

The Bridge London is unique, not only in the range of provision but also the fundamental principles which drive us;

The five Ps

Pride, Passion, Professionalism, Partnership and Positivity.

Our decisions and developments are anchored on these values. When recruiting we look for staff who embrace and uphold these values.

About the accredited body

Goldsmiths, University of London, got its name when the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths acquired the original school in 1891; they were one of the first 'city livery companies' of London, starting out as a trade guild in the 12th century.

Goldsmiths' postgraduate programmes champion perspectives that push the boundaries, provoke thought and stretch the imagination. Students will be inspired to develop fresh ideas and new approaches to their discipline through the teaching of renowned academics and their own research. With an exciting events programme and a welcoming academic community, students are bound to find their place at Goldsmiths.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are fully committed to equality and diversity. We seek to be as inclusive and accessible as possible in terms of the information we provide, the campus, training environment and facilities, and the services and support we offer to both students and staff.

We are welcoming to people from all backgrounds and seek to reflect this in our learning and teaching activities and overall experience.

Funding may be available via Goldsmiths student centre to pay for additional study related costs incurred by disabled students as a direct result of their condition, impairment or Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD).

Contact details

0207 619 1000
The Bridge London
251 Hungerford Road
N7 9LD


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: 1W6
  • Training programme code: 37P2

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
The Bridge London, 251 Hungerford Road, Islington, London N7 9LD
Yes -

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