The Forge Trust
Primary (393L)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Bishop Grosseteste University
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

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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.

About the training provider

The Forge Trust is a primary-based trust of six schools located in the East Midlands. We specialise in making a difference in areas characterised by high levels of deprivation.

An evidence based approach to teaching and learning has been honed over a number of years, initially at the founding school, in which a dramatic turn-around in pupil outcomes occurred in a relatively short space of time.

We believe clarity of expectation is crucial. Our “Teaching and Learning Toolkit” outlines proven approaches that lead to outstanding outcomes. Experienced mentors across the trust will take our students through approaches to teaching in a step-by- step way and de-mystify the profession. Mentors work with our students to personalise the input they deliver, while at the same time a bank of outstanding teachers across the trust, provide school-based training on a range of themes to groups of students.

As well as having a proven track record for developing students and helping launch the careers of a large number of outstanding professionals, many students have been successful in finding places with us after graduation. Some of whom have been identified as having leadership potential and have gone on to secure posts as Assistant Principals and Teaching and Learning Leads.

Finally, the Forge Trust is a research based trust with a number of teachers undertaking further studies at Masters Level. This ensures professional expertise is at the heart of our trust as well as an understanding of the challenges of being a student.

About the accredited body

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

BGU was recently rated Gold in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework assessment, one of only a few UK universities given the top award.

Life after BGU is also extremely important to the university with figures released by the Higher Education Statistic Agency (HESA) in July 2018 showing that 97% of BGU graduates find work or are continuing to study six months following graduation.

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. At The Forge Trust we recognise that you may require additional assistance to engage fully with your studies due to a range of access needs. Our Trust ITT lead plays a key role in coordinating support for any students with additional needs or other access requirements before and during their studies. In order to assess the level of support you may require, we use the legal definition of disability.

If you are unsure whether you have access needs which are covered by disability legislation please contact The Forge Trust directly.

Contact details

The Sir Donald Bailey Academy
Bailey Road
NG24 4EP


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: 2GK
  • Training programme code: 393L

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
The Forest View Academy
Walesby Lane, New Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9RJ
Yes B

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