Applicants need to have GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science. They need a degree class 2:1 or above. They also need a minimum of one week's school experience. All ITT applicants will also have to have taken and passed the government's maths and English skills tests which can be booked and taken at national testing centres.
PGCE School Direct
Months of entry
Trainees will gain a PGCE qts in General Primary following the School Direct route. This programme is affiliated by the University of Birmingham.
The training course will include teaching experience, course modules and ongoing school based tasks. There will also be tutorials and assignments set by the university.
The modules include topics such as behaviour management, lesson planning, differentiation, assessment for learning, engaging learners, special educational needs, assessment, curriculum and new technologies. School based tasks all align with these modules.
All modules, tasks and assignments if completed successfully, will allow the student to meet the classroom teaching standards, by the end of 2018, for students to achieve their PGCE with qts.
Each module consists of learning workshops, research and development tasks, modelling, mentoring, assessing and reflection.
There will be lesson observations of the students each week, weekly reviews with their class teacher and tutorials with University lecturers. There will also be end of placement reports to ensure that the student is making the necessary progress.
Trainees will need to keep a school experience file and PPD file which is a working document to show evidence of the trainee's ability to plan, evaluate, assess and record both their own and children's progress against the teaching standards.
Each student will have their own training action plan which will be written alongside their mentor to meet their individual teaching needs.
Information for international students
If you require a Tier 4 student visa then you will be ineligible to apply for a School Direct programme.
Fees and funding
It costs £9,000 to train with us for the full year. The course is unsalaried. If the candidate has a 1st class degree or a masters degree then they are eligible for a government bursary of £3,000 (2017 admissions).
Qualification and course duration
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Course contact details
- Rebecca Keen
- 01384 818220