School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Prep PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status

  • Please see the entry requirements tab below
  • You must be employed as a teacher in a preparatory independent school in England and be teaching the 3 core subjects (English, maths and science) at key stage 2 and a chosen subject at key stage 3 for a minimum of 50% of a full timetable.
    Every year some of our applicants have arranged to work in a prep school for the specific purpose of gaining this training, others have worked in the school for a year or two, some for longer than that.

    You will be expected to have the following qualifications:

    • A degree from a UK university or equivalent.
    • GCSE in English Language, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above or equivalent.

    In addition, you must:

    • Attend an interview.
    • Demonstrate competence in literacy and numeracy
    • Provide a reference from your headteacher supporting your application to undertake a PGCE.
    • Obtain the commitment from your school to release you for the second school placement and to provide a suitable mentor.
    • Provide a satisfactory criminal record check and show the physical and mental fitness to teach.

    The employing school must be able to fully support a candidate through the course, enabling them to demonstrate all of the Teachers’ Standards across the full age and ability range of training, and cannot be graded as inadequate.

    How to Apply

    Please use the ‘Apply Now’ button or contact The School of Education by  email or call +44 (0)1280 820 222  To apply you will need to supply:

    • copy of degree certificate
    • copy of English, Maths and Science GCSE certificates
    • copy of passport photo page (and visa/work permit where necessary)
    • head and shoulder style photo for your University identity card

    Apply by 31 July 2021.

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