The Oldham Academy North
Physical Education (3B6H)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Liverpool Hope 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

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

Our aim is to develop the next generation of outstanding teachers for Oldham and Greater Manchester. The lead school is The Oldham Academy North, where staff are passionate about the power of education. We are a mixed 11-16 school serving 1135 students from across Oldham. A 2016 ONS study found Oldham to be the most deprived town in England; it is the mission of TOAN to address that inequality and deliver outstanding educational outcomes for our young people.

In the first term, you will be based at TOAN, where you will learn how to plan, teach and assess, through the key principles of effective classroom practice. You will learn how to organise and manage a classroom. In terms 2 and 3, you will develop and refine these skills. Learning will be underpinned by observations of outstanding practitioners, and exceptional professional development sessions. You will be partnered with a trained subject mentor to support you through the programme.

During a second school placement, you will develop your skills and widen your experience, before returning to TOAN for your final term. We are part of the E-ACT group, so you will also have the opportunity during the summer term for a schools experience at any of our academies nationwide. At the end of the course, you will gain both QTS and a PGCE, and just as importantly, be fully equipped with the skills that you need for a successful career and to make a difference in children’s lives.

About the accredited body

Liverpool Hope University has been providing first class training opportunities for teaching professionals for nearly 175 years.

The university has a strong partnership with The Oldham Academy North, with a shared commitment to the idea that teachers are formed not trained, and supports with the theoretical and practical support needed for students to become outstanding classroom practitioners.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education accredited by Liverpool Hope carries the equivalent of 60 Masters level credits and a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Liverpool Hope University have a Gold Standard in Teaching Excellence.

Training with disabilities and other needs

E-ACT and The Oldham Academy North are firmly committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in both employment and the accessibility and delivery of services. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

The Oldham Academy North provides access to occupational health and employee assist services. Flexible working can be negotiated. Reasonable adjustments can be put in place to support access to the training course.

Contact details

The Oldham Academy North
Broadway Royton


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