Our School Direct course runs from September to July, and during this time you will train in two schools (one mainstream and one special school), developing your professional skills, knowledge and understanding in motivating, supportive and inspiring settings. You will also spend time studying with the University of Birmingham, leading to the award of Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Qualified Teacher Status.
The Chadsgrove School Direct programme enables you to train in the classroom, working alongside good and outstanding teachers within each school setting. You will be mentored by experienced and enthusiastic practitioners who will provide the highest quality support whilst challenging you to become a confident and truly effective classroom teacher.
Course Entry Requirements
Applicants need to hold GCSE Grade 4/C or above in English, Mathematics and a science subject, and (or expect to achieve prior to commencing the course) a 2:1 degree or above, although decisions are made on a case by case basis and a 2:2 may be accepted*.
Before acceptance on the course, students will also need to:
How to Apply
Applications are made through the UCAS Teacher Training website. Enter our provider code 17A, in the 'Search for a training provider' field, click on the red text that appears below, and then click on the 'Search' button. Our course code is 25QG.
Course details can also be found on the Department for Education Find Postgraduate Teacher Training website from 6th October.
For September 2021 entry the application process will begin on 13th October 2020, and we will arrange interviews for candidates as soon as possible after we receive applications. We will then offer places to suitable candidates following interview until we have filled all available places, at which point the course will be closed on the UCAS website.
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