Nottingham Catholic Teaching School Alliance
Primary (2S88)

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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.becketonline.co.uk/teachingschool

About the course

This runs at the following schools:

English Martyrs, Oakham

Our Lady of Lincoln, Lincoln

St Hugh's Primary, Lincoln

St Joseph's, Lincolnshire

Saint Mary's, Grimsby

Holy Trinity, Newark

MODULES:

Year 1:

 Learning and Teaching

 Classroom Focused Development

 School Experience 1

 School Experience 2

DELIVERY:

Sessions are a range of interactive seminars, lectures and tutorials which normally take place on a Friday and you will be expected

to undertake a significant amount of self-study as part of your programme. Placements will make up a significant part of the course

during this time you will work with the support of a school mentor to evidence the QTS Teachers’ Standards. There is some time set

aside for enrichment activities enabling you to explore education in its widest contexts.

BGU academic staff comprise of qualified teachers, visiting tutors with specialist knowledge and skills, those recognised as Fellows of

the Higher Education Academy and active researchers.

ASSESSMENT:

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the course and will undertake different types of assessment. The Learning and

Teaching module involves a portfolio and Classroom Focused Development a Research Report. The QTS Teachers’ Standards are

assessed through observation, discussion, written/oral reflection and evaluation focussed on pupil progress.

How school placements work

LOCATION:

BGU has a single-site campus in Lincoln, England and lectures, seminars and tutorials take place here.

Placements are normally arranged by your base/lead school and should be within 90 minutes travel time (one direction) to the setting. Your largest amount of time is on placement with your base school.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £12,850

trainees are responsible for paying their own fees

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

Entry Requirements

For all School Direct specialisms 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 BGU's list of accepted equivalents.)

A relevant honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above; please see below for the degree subject requirements for individual specialisms. (Where the degree result is to be awarded in the year of application, we will require a predicted degree classification as part of an academic reference provided on the application)

Other requirements

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) – formerly the CRB and Health

All students will need to pay £57.20 for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.

About the training provider

We are delighted that you are considering training with our Alliance and we would really like you to apply to join us. Providing a high level of care and support for our trainees is part of our ethos. Our places are open to all applicants who share our values and are passionate about supporting the learning of our students.

Our Alliance is founded on the principle of collaboration and an absolute belief that by working together we can improve outcomes for all students in all of our schools. Our schools have a long record of partnership with our Higher Education partners in helping to train teachers. School Direct gives us the chance to select and train our own outstanding teachers of the future.

If you choose to train with us you can expect:

*successful trainees will obtain a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) by the end of the programme

*a programme that gives you four days a week in school and one day a week at University

*the chance to observe and work with outstanding teachers

*outstanding mentoring from an experienced and trained mentor

*a bespoke programme of support sessions

*a comprehensive induction programme

*a second school placement in a contrasting school

We are working in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, University of Leicester, University of Derby and Bishop’s Grosseteste Lincoln.

We are committed to identifying, training and developing outstanding teachers of the future.

About the accredited body

Bishop Grosseteste University is working within partnership with Schools Direct to be able to support our students in an alternative route into teaching. Schools Direct offers more school-led training within local schools around the county.

Programmes generally last for one year and financial support is available throughout your training. Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) and many courses also award a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) or masters-level credits on completion.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We coordinate support and access arrangements for disabled applicants with specific learning difficulties. We work with academic staff, Universities and external agencies to meet individual access requirements.

Our commitment is to ensure that everybody has an equal opportunity to become an active part of school life irrelevant of their needs.

The Teaching School is committed to equality and aims to comply with the Equality Act (2010).

Contact details

Email
v.scott@becketonline.co.uk
Telephone
0115 982 4280
Website
http://www.becketonline.co.uk/teachingschool
Address
The Becket Way
Wilford Lane
West Bridgford
Nottinghamshire
NG2 7QY

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: 1YD
  • Training programme code: 2S88

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
English Martyrs, Oakham
Willow Crescent, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6EH
Yes R
Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy
Boundary Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4AU
Yes M
Saint Margaret Clitherow
Mildenhall Crescent, Bestwood Park, Nottingham NG5 5RS
Yes D
St Hugh's CVA Primary
Woodfield Avenue, Doddington Park, Lincoln, Lincs LN6 0SH
Yes Q
St Joseph's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy, Cleethorpes
Philip Avenue, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire DN35 9DL
Yes J
St Marys Catholic Primary School, Grimsby
Wellington St,, Grimsby DN32 7JX
Yes 9

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