Primary with Forest Independent Primary Collegiate SCITT

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.fipc.ac.uk

About the course

The Forest Independent Primary Collegiate, based in Chigwell Essex, is 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 as well as accrediting the School Direct programme for Spiral Partnership, NET Academy, Mayespark, Churchfields, Gearies and Hazelwood Primary Schools.

The PGCE course runs from September to July and has two mainstream school placements and experience in a special needs school. In total you would spend over 120 days in school and 60 days in college becoming fully versed in subject knowledge and educational theory which encourages theory to practice. You will have a dedicated mentor in each school to support you through your placements.

We also offer the PGCE to unsalaried School Direct trainees.

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

Interview process

Once we receive your application you will be contacted and an interview date arranged.

How school placements work

When selecting your placement schools your travel time is taken into consideration and whether or not you will be using public transport. We also try, where possible, to place you with your preferred key stage. Our partnership schools are based in the Redbridge, Essex, Havering and Hertfordshire.

You will have two mainstream school placements, spending 3 days a week in your first placement, and 5 days a week in your second placement. You will be assigned a dedicated mentor throughout the year.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000
International students £9,000

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

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

Unfortunately the government do not offer any bursaries for primary teacher training.

Requirements

Qualifications

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.

Contact details

Email
lindawheatley@fipc.ac.uk
Telephone
020 8501 2089
Website
http://www.fipc.ac.uk
Address
Limes Farm School Site
Limes Avenue
Chigwell
Essex

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: F82
  • Training programme code: 2DLG

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Code Name Address
Main Site

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