Making an Application
School Direct (Tuition Fee Route) – PGCE with QTS
In order to apply for a place on our School Direct programme, you must have the following qualifications:
- A UK undergraduate degree or a recognised equivalent qualification
- A standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English and Mathematics, or equivalent
- A standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examination in a Science subject if you intend to train to teach at Primary level
- If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree. You will need to obtain a NARIC Statement of Comparability to evidence this prior to your application
- Additionally, all candidates are required to have passed the literacy and numeracy professional skills test before starting teacher training. You can book these tests and access practical materials here
- Visit www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training
- Go to UCAS Teacher training information.
- Search for 2017 training programmes.
- Search for teacher training programmes.
- Search for training provider.
- Input "Pimlico" into the search for training provider section - you will then see all the courses that we offer.
You Will Need
Our provider codes:
- Either P58 (Art, Drama, English, Geography, History);
- Or 1ZC (Biology, Chemistry, D&T, Mathematics, MFL, Music, PE, Physics, Primary)
Information for the following sections:
- Contact details
- Relevant qualifications (including a breakdown of your degree topics)
- Personal statement (details below)
- School/Work experience
When composing your personal statement please ensure you make it clear what subject and age phase you are applying for and make reference to the person specification and expectations listed below.
The right person for the training programme will:
- Have excellent academic qualifications and subject knowledge
- Have excellent communication skills
- Be very organised, energetic and self-directed
- Be committed to the wider school life and willing to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities
- Safeguard and promote the welfare of children
Duties and Expectations
- Teach, to an outstanding level, all years, abilities and qualifications
- Deepen the scholarly nature of both the subject and Future Academies
- Play a central role in subject area, including contributing to workshops, extension programmes, competitions, trips, open days, prep, and so on
- Make a vital contribution to the efficient running of subject area, including setting and marking examinations, assisting in moderation of coursework, and undertaking administrative and other tasks, as delegated by your Head of Department
- Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in subject area and wider Trust through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observations, collaborative teaching, mentoring and active participation in CPL
Two referees’ details
One professional, someone who can comment on your character and suitability as a teacher.
One academic, e.g., a current or recent tutor (If you haven’t been to university in the last 5 years, you may prefer to use a second professional referee).