Forest Independent Primary Collegiate SCITT
Primary (2DLG)

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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.fipc.ac.uk

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

Interview process

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

How school placements work

You will be training to teach key stage one and key stage two (ages 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 Enfield, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Havering, Essex and Hertfordshire.

*If you wish to train for early years and key stage one (ages 3-7), select course 2T4W.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 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.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

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

Other requirements

A satisfactory criminal record check and health assessment is required prior to the start of the programme.

About the training provider

Forest Independent Primary Collegiate is a teacher training provider, offering training in London and surrounding areas. We are what is known as a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training), which means our partnership schools are at the center of our training. Our training centre is based in Harlow, and our partnership schools are located in Enfield, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Havering, Essex and Hertfordshire.

We offer two age ranges; 3 - 7 (early years and key stage 1) and 5 - 11 (key stage 1 and 2).

Our training courses run from September to July. You will be placed in one of our partnership schools for the majority of your training. You will attend training at our training centre for one day a week, becoming fully versed in subject knowledge and educational theory. You will complete a six week placement in a second school in a different key stage to your main placement. All our schools have trained mentors to support you.

Trainees completing the PGCE programme will have some additional days of training, delivered by our validating university.

On successful completion of the course you will receive Qualifed Teacer Status (and if you successfully complete the PGCE programme, a PGCE award which 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

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. 01279 421333.

Contact details

Email
office@fipc.ac.uk
Telephone
01279 421333
Website
http://www.fipc.ac.uk
Address
Latton Green Primary Academy Site
Riddings Lane
Harlow
Essex
CM18 7HT

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

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Enfield
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane , Harlow, Essex CM18 7HT
Yes 2
Essex
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex CM18 7HT
Yes T
Havering
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex CM18 7HT
Yes G
Hertfordshire
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex CM18 7HT
Yes Y
Redbridge
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane, Harow, Essex CM18 7HT
Yes Q
Waltham Forest
Latton Green Primary Academy Site, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex CM18 7HT
Yes V

Support and advice

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