Primary with SPARKLE ALLIANCE Accredited provider: University of Chichester

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
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

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 Sparkle Teaching Alliance is a fantastic place in which to train to become a qualified teacher. We have worked with students since 2015 with 100% of our trainees being employed within the alliance and local schools.

We pride ourselves on our high levels of training and the support we are able to provide through our mentorship system. Resource wise we have a dedicated training room with computer facilities, a dance studio, cookery area, library and modern staff room.

We are offering training placements starting in September 2019 through the School Direct Programme in collaboration with The University Of Chichester.

Most of your development will be in school where the skills, knowledge and understanding to become a teacher will be a focus of your individual action plan.

As you pass through the training year your teaching load will gradually build up and you will undertake a second school placement to broaden experience.

If you are looking for on-the-job training where you are immersed from day one in school then working within The Sparkle Alliance is for you.

A question we are often asked is 'Why Sparkle?' Our vision is for all children to:

  • Smile
  • Pay Attention
  • Ask Questions
  • React Positively
  • Keep Trying
  • Love Learning
  • Enjoy School

We would encourage these values in our trainees and staff too.

For further information please explore our website or pay us a visit. Tours available most days!

About the accredited provider

We have worked alongside The University Of Chichester every since the inception of School Direct and are very proud of our relationship with them.

They provide tutor support for trainees for the entirety of the year. These tutors will visit to observe teaching, provide feedback and in collaboration with the school conduct half termly reviews.

Some training will take place in block periods within the University.

Training with disabilities and other needs

As an employer we recognise the need to ensure that we eliminate discrimination and harassment in our employment practice and actively promote equality across all groups within our workforce.

Equality aspects such as gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment and faith or religion are considered when appointing staff to ensure decisions are free of discrimination.

As an employee we ensure access for all candidates with disabilites. We ensure that the environment within the alliance is monitored so that all adults, including those with disabilities and needs, can take advantage of our facilities and services.

Contact details

Sparkle Teaching Alliance
Nelson Road
West Sussex


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: 2K8
  • Training programme code: 39M8

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Main Site Nelson Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN12 6EN

Advice and support

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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