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
Interviews will usually be held at Washwood Heath Academy and may involve Academy staff and University of Birmingham representative. The interview will consist of subject knowledge test, classroom based task and a panel interview.
How school placements work
Successful applicants will be based in a lead school. There will also be a second placement in one of our partner schools.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £22,000
- a bursary of £20,000
With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching (£7,500 in some areas of England).
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.
Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
-Grade 4 GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths
- A minimum 2:2 classification degree
- A Mathematics degree or one which has the range and depth of Mathematics which might be found in at least a 50% Mathematics degree.
-Graduates in other degrees who have a good pass in A Level are also invited to apply. Satisfactory completion of a Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme may then be set as a condition of offer.
Experience 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.
About the accredited body
'The global University at the heart of an ambitious city'
Secondary school direct applicants will study for the academic award of PGDip & QTS.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Candidates are invited to disclose any special requirements prior to attending possible interview.
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:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Burney Lane, Stechford, Birmingham, West Midlands B8 2AS
Support and advice
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