About the course
The PGCE course runs from September to July and has two mainstream school placements and experience in a special school. Typically you will be based in a school for four days a week with centre based training on the fifth day. The course is carefully designed so that the subject knowledge and pedagogy that you learn in centre based training is directly applied to the school setting.
You will have a dedicated mentor and professional FIPC tutor to support you throughout the year.
On successful completion of the course you will receive QTS and a PGCE award and, unlike the QTS alone, the PGCE is recognised worldwide.
The PGCE course has a fee of £9000 and you can apply for a student loan to cover this (repayments are taken from your salary directly through your PAYE once you are earning £25,000). The Student Loan Company also offers maintenance/support loans. www.slc.co.uk
Our website is www.fipc.ac.uk
Once we receive your application you will be contacted and an interview date arranged.
How school placements work
We offer two age range choices, early years and key stage one (3-7) and key stage one and key stage two (5-11). There will be two mainstream placements, one in each of the key stages in which you are training. You may indicate a preferred key stage and we will endeavour to place you in your preferred key stage for the longer of the two placements.
When selecting your placement schools your travel time is taken into consideration and whether or not you will be using public transport. Our partnership schools are based in the Redbridge, Essex, Havering, and Hertfordshire.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
The PGCE course has a fee of £9000, you can apply for a student loan to cover this (repayments are taken from your salary directly through your PAYE once you are earning £25,000). The Student Loan Company also offer maintenance/support loans. www.slc.co.uk
GCSE English grade C or above or grades 4-9 or equivalent
GCSE mathematics grade C or above or grades 4-9 or equivalent
GCSE science grade C or above or grades 4-9 or equivalent
A first degree or equivalent
About the training provider
Forest Independent Primary Collegiate is a teacher training provider based in Chigwell and we accredit the School Direct programme for Spiral Partnership, Mayespark, Churchfields, Gearies and Hazelwood Primary Schools, we are what is known as a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training). We run both the School Direct courses and the PGCE course in primary education.
The PGCE course runs from September to July and, unlike the School Direct route, has three mainstream school placements and a two week placement in a special needs school. In total you would spend 22 weeks in school and 15 weeks here in the college becoming fully versed in subject knowledge and educational theory which encourages theory to practice. All our schools have trained mentors to support you.
We also offer the PGCE to unsalaried School Direct trainees. This is when you work in one school and have a four week contrast placement during the year as well as participating in the training with other trainees on the PGCE course.
On successful completion of the course you will receive your QTS and a PGCE award and, unlike the QTS alone, the PGCE is recognised worldwide.
The PGCE course has a fee of £9000 and you can apply for a student loan to cover this (repayments are taken from your salary directly through your PAYE once you are earning £25,000). The Student Loan Company also offer maintenance/support loans. www.slc.co.uk
Our website is www.fipc.ac.uk
Training with disabilities and other needs
Please speak to The Forest Independent Primary Collegiate if you have any particular needs you feel that you require in order to complete the course and we will discuss your options. 020 8501 2089.
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