Hampton Hargate Primary School
Primary (2XCD)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bishop Grosseteste University
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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.hampton-hargate.peterborough.sch.uk

About the course

This course can be taken full or part-time, studying for 3-7 age phase or 7-11 age phase.

The full-time course is for one year with 120 days in school and 60 days training. School placements are carefully structured to ensure gradual development of your confidence as an effective teacher through building up experiences by working with other trainees, link tutors and teachers.

Placements begin in the Autumn Term with a non-assessed placement when you will share organisational responsibilities with another trainee. The longer placements follow in the second and third terms and there is a one week enrichment placement.

Depending on the age range you choose, you will be trained to teach all National Curriculum subjects. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is also studied for those on the 3-7 routes with an emphasis on the core subjects and ICT.

Our recent Ofsted Report (2010) shows that we are highly successful and that we have 'High quality trainees with the potential to be good or better teachers'. Our trainees' strengths include their:

  • self-motivation in identifying and securing their own professional development
  • well-developed personal qualities, which allow them to establish productive relationships with staff and pupils, and create a good climate for learning in the classroom
  • professional attributes and personal qualities, including their commitment and self-motivation in relation to their own professional development.

Special Features

At present you register for the course at Post Graduate level, gaining 60 masters credits (level 7) or you can gain a professional graduate qualification with either 60 credits at level 6 or 30 credits at level 6 and 30 at level 7.

The modules relate to the professional role of the teacher, the need to be a reflective practitioner, to developing your own knowledge of subjects and areas taught within primary schools and early years setting and how you teach to support children in effective learning.

The course will include lectures, seminars, workshops, Independent Study, tutorials, school-based training and will recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The University-based sessions are very much a starting point for the training undertaken in schools through observation and working alongside experienced teachers.

Assessment

We offer a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops independent study and school-based training. Assessments include written assignments, group and individual presentations, ICT based assessment, peer assessment and practical teaching in partnership with schools.

Interview process

What we are looking for - Qualities of a trainee

We are looking for someone who has a love of learning and who wishes to ensure that others do too.

Besides academic qualifications we are looking for a confident communicator who has a passion for learning. Someone who is well organised and has the ability and desire to become a team player. Your interpersonal skills are important as is your curriculum knowledge. We want to work with people who want to make a difference to individuals' lives.

Selection process

We will invite you to one of our schools and during the time you are with us you will be asked to complete a number of tasks. You will meet with students and staff to discuss topical issues. The purpose of the day is for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us. Once the interview has taken place the panel will discuss how they can best support you in becoming an outstanding teacher and which one of our schools are best placed to help you achieve.

There will be a pre-course task which will enable you to be prepared for your first placement school.

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How school placements work

The full-time course is for one year with a minimun of 120 days in school and 60 days training. School placements are carefully structured to ensure gradual development of your confidence as an effective teacher through building up experiences by working with other trainees, link tutors and teachers.

Placements begin in the autumn Term. The spring and summer term placements follow with you taking the lead within the classroom across core and foundation subjects. You will also undertake an enrichment placement in key stage three and early years.

Whilst on placement you will work closely with your School Based Mentor(SBM). Your SBM will observe your practice throughout the week and will also meet with you weekly to enable you to identify targets to further develop your professional practice.

You will also attend one afternoon a week at a local training session where senior staff will work with you and help you develop your classroom practice.

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Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £12,500

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Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

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Requirements

Qualifications

For all PGCE Primary programmes you will normally need:

GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and Science at the time of application. Please see our list of accepted equivalents.

An honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above

Experience – We encourage you to gain some experience in schools as this is a good starting point for you to gain an interview for the Primary PGCE

Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy

Declaration of Health

DBS Enhanced Disclosure

Please call Admissions(01522 583658) or email admissions@bishopg.ac.uk

Personal qualities

Qualities of a trainee

We are looking for someone who has a love of learning and who wishes to ensure that others do too.

Besides academic qualifications we are looking for a confident communicator who has a passion for learning; someone who is well organised and has the ability and desire to become a team player. Your interpersonal skills are important as is your curriculum knowledge. We want to work with people who want to make a difference to individuals' lives.

Other requirements

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About the training provider

At Hampton Hargate Primary School & Ravensthorpe Primary School we are committed to the academic, personal, social and emotional development for all of our pupils. We promote an engaging environment where successful and inspiring teaching and enthusiastic learning, tolerance and mutual respect towards others is valued above all else.

In pursuit of excellence we will always endeavour to demonstrate best practice, to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical developments of pupils in our school and in society, and prepare pupils in our school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of later life.

All pupils will experience a broad and balanced curriculum, which supports, challenges and extends their self-discipline, motivation and self-esteem in order to achieve excellence in learning. In working closely with pupils, parents and the wider community we will encourage the children to develop into confident, successful, responsible, independent beings who have an appropriate sense of Citizenship.

The full-time course is for one year with school experience starting in September of the training year. School placements are carefully structured to ensure gradual development of your confidence as an effective teacher through building up experiences by working with other trainees, link tutors and teachers.

About the accredited body

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has been educating students in the historic heart of Lincoln for over 150 years. Our beautiful campus is located just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle and the old Roman city.

We’re exceptionally proud that over the past 150 years, our commitment to first-class teacher training has remained consistent. Life after BGU is also extremely important to us and we offer many different methods of support for our trainees as they begin their teaching careers.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We really care about all of our trainees and aim to support them all of the way through their studies, from application to graduation. Here at BGU we recognise that trainees may require additional assistance to engage fully with their studies due to a range of access needs. Student Advice plays a key role in co-ordinating services available to BGU’s disabled and sensory impaired students, and/or with specific learning differences or other access needs before and during their studies. In order to assess the level of support trainees may require, we use the legal definition of disability, which is wide ranging but includes:

  • Specific learning differences including dyslexia
  • Physical mobility difficulties
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments
  • Persons requiring personal care
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome

*Mental health difficulties

  • Medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or asthma

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list – trainees may have access needs that are not listed above. If you are unsure whether you have access needs which are covered by disability legislation, please contact Student Advice – we will be happy to offer advice and guidance.

Contact details

Email
teachingschool@hampton-hargate.peterborough.sch.uk
Telephone
01733 296780
Website
http://www.hampton-hargate.peterborough.sch.uk
Address
Hampton Hargate Primary School
Hargate Way
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE7 8BZ

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: 1XV
  • Training programme code: 2XCD

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
Bishop Grosseteste University
Lincoln LN1 3DY
Yes B

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