Eastwood Park Academy Trust
Citizenship (3727)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Essex Teacher Training
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Candidates will be taught how to plan and deliver core content across KS3 and KS4.

Candidates will complete three PGCE essays throughout the year developing their pedagogical and subject knowledge.

The Eastwood Academy, the lead school in the EPAT obtained outstanding results in 2018 from both an attainment and progress perspective and the best in the Academy's history.

  • headline figures include:

95% 9-4 in Mathematics.

89% 9-4 in English.

88% 9-4 in English and Mathematics.

EBacc APS of 4.76.

Attainment 8 (A8) of 53.96.

Progress 8 (P8) of +0.74.

Interview process

Your interview will be conducted across three phases:

Phase 1 - Interview and presentation

Phase 2 - second interview in your potential placement school

Phase 3 - lesson observation

How school placements work

On completion, a successful applicant will be placed in one of our partner schools.


Bournemouth Park

Thorpedene Primary

Leigh North Street

Kingsdown Primary


The Eastwood Academy

Candidates will spend four weeks in a contrasting placement school.


The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.




3rd degrees will be considered based on experience

About the training provider

Eastwood Park Academy Trust (EPAT)

The Eastwood Academy is the Lead School in The Eastwood Park Academy Trust (EPAT). In conjunction with Essex Teacher Training, we provide trainee teacher positions across a local network of schools in the Southend area.

The following schools work within our partnership:

The Eastwood Academy.

Bournemouth Park.

Leigh North Primary.

Kingsdown Primary.

Thorpedene Primary.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Eastwood Park are a supportive, cohesive partnership that provide bespoke support for candidates with disabilities and other needs.

Contact details

Rayleigh Road


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: 2G1
  • Training programme code: 3727

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Name Address Code
Main Site Rayleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 5UU -

Support and advice

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