Five Towns ITT Partnership
Primary (35MP)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Leeds Beckett 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.fivetownsittpartnership.com

About the course

We work in partnership with Leeds Beckett University to ensure you have the correct balance of in-school experience and academic support required to achieve a PGCE and QTS. You will have lectures and seminars at the university looking at the National Curriculum and educational policy. Much of your learning will take place in school. You will have two placements in two contrasting schools across the alliance. Each placement will be in a different Key Stage. The course runs from September to June.

Interview process

Your interview will take place at Castleford Academy or one of our partner schools. You will be invited to teach a small group of students using a text as stimulus, complete a series of brief literacy and numeracy tests and participate in a formal interview. The whole process will take approximately two hours.

How school placements work

Trainees follow a primary course and working with the 5 - 11 age range. Trainees are placed in the schools which have capacity to offer an experienced mentor and a range of suitable classes across two key stages. We take note of candidates' transport needs and, where possible, seek to place them in schools which are conveniently located based upon their individual circumstances. All candidates will have two placement schools with a lead school which trainees return to in the summer term.

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 may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants should have at least a 2:1 honours degree, or a 2:2 honours degree plus evidence of wider experience in a UK school or foundation setting relevant to Primary education.

All applicants must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language, Maths and a Science (or equivalent) before making their application. Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious and committed individuals with a passion for their subject and a desire to share their enthusiasm and inspire young people. If you have these qualities coupled with a relentless focus on securing the best outcomes for young people, we would encourage you to apply to train with us.

Other requirements

We usually require evidence of experience working with children within the 5-11 age-range. Preferably this would be across KS1 and KS2 in a UK Primary School / setting and would equate to about 10 days in total. In addition, we value experience of working with children in contexts other than school and will take these into consideration.

About the training provider

We work closely with the teams at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Huddersfield to offer primary and secondary training places across the Wakefield area. Both of the universities have successfully produced highly skilled teachers for many years. Together with their talented academic team and our partnership schools, we have successfully developed the Five Towns ITT Partnership. We offer placements with a large number of primary and secondary schools to ensure you gain practical school experiences and academic knowledge throughout the course to equip you with the most relevant and up to date skills for a career in teaching.

We are a small alliance so we know each of our trainees' individual needs and can ensure placements accommodate any family commitments and additional needs.

We offer primary 5 - 11 in partnership with Leeds Beckett University a wide range of secondary courses 11-16 (with Leeds Beckett) and 11-18 ( with Huddersfield).

Training with disabilities and other needs

We ensure candidates with disabilities and other needs are aware of the support they can access through the universities so that they have the right support in place. We also look to place candidates in schools which are best suited to their specific needs.

Contact details

Email
enquiries@fivetownsittpartnership.com
Telephone
01977605060
Website
http://www.fivetownsittpartnership.com
Address
Castleford Academy
Ferrybridge Road
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 4JQ

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: 2FW
  • Training programme code: 35MP

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
Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 4JQ
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