If you have special needs, please contact us so that we can discuss your requirements and how these can be met.
Freedom of Information Act 2000
We have adopted a “Publication Scheme” to meet new requirements to make information about the course available to the general public. The scheme covers the following types of information:
- Prospectus (Website),
- Management Board minutes,
- Curriculum & Teaching Standards Policies,
- Academic Management documents.
All of these documents can be read in our office.
This new legislation does not compromise the Data Protection Act and all personal information about trainees and members of staff remains confidential.
The mainline train station for Wickford, Billericay, Chelmsford and Witham is on the Liverpool Street line. Basildon is on the Fenchurch Street line. Trainees who do not have their own transport normally find other trainees on the course who will help out with lifts to lectures.
Obtaining your first Teaching Post
Trainees do not normally experience difficulty in obtaining quality teaching posts, as our quality reputation stretches well beyond the county of Essex.
We work closely with our partnership schools and try to place at least two trainees in a school so they can support one another and share ideas. At lecture times trainees meet up once a week, as a group to share their classroom experiences and offer subject knowledge support to one another.
Everyone is still treated as an individual and the course is tailor made to meet and support individual needs.
There are lecture and extensive library resources, including online journals and research papers, available at The Institute of Education.
There is a Student Advisor available at the Institute for matters relating to the PGCE, but you also have the guidance and support facilities of the Course Director and the administration team of Billericay Educational Consortium, as well as professional mentors and subject mentors in schools.