Washwood Heath School Direct
Primary (3B2K)

PGDE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Birmingham
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGDE with QTS

A postgraduate diploma in education (PGDE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally. PGDE 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
Website
http://washwoodheath.com/

About the course

Students on School Direct primary routes at schools partnered with the University of Birmingham will undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which will provide 60 credits contributing to Master's level. Students on the secondary programmes undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which will provide 120 credits contributing to Master's level.

Following successful completion of the 60 (level 7) credit PGCE (QTS) year, students may then opt to progress onto the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Studies and then the MA in Teaching Studies with the University of Birmingham. Students who have completed the 120 credit PGDipEd (QTS) year may progress directly onto the MA in Teaching Studies

Interview process

Interviews will usually be held at Washwood Heath Academy and may involve Academy staff and University of Birmingham representative. The interview will consist of short written test, classroom based task and a panel interview.

How school placements work

(https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/edu/school-direct.aspx#LearningAndTeachingTab)

Successful applicants will be based in a lead school. There will also be a second placement in one of our partner schools.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 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.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • GCSE grade 4 or equivalent in English, Maths and Science.
  • Usually a 2:1 classification degree, but we also consider applicants with a 2:2 degree who have a strong overall profile.
  • NCTL skills tests in English and Maths as a condition of entry onto the course.

Personal qualities

Experience working with children, a genuine passion for teaching and a commitment to high standards.

About the training provider

Washwood Heath Academy is a large all -through school in the Stechford area of Birmingham. We are part of Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust and are committed to quality continued professional development.

(http://washwoodheath.com/)

(http://www.washwoodmat.com/academies/)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Candidates are invited to disclose any special requirements prior to attending possible interview.

Contact details

Email
lmiddleton@washwoodconnect.com
Telephone
01216757272
Website
http://washwoodheath.com/
Address
Burney Lane
Stechford
Birmingham
West Midlands
B8 2AS

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: 2K9
  • Training programme code: 3B2K

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 Burney Lane, Stechford, Birmingham, West Midlands B8 2AS -

Support and advice

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

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