Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Diverse Association for Professional Learning (formerly TVTSA) Primary (3CZV)

PGCE with QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
Nottingham Trent University
Financial support

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022


Course summary

You will be trained in a highly supportive, creative, inspirational environment where you will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to deliver high quality teaching and learning. We pride ourselves in offering a personal service from an experienced and dedicated team.

Trainees work a full academic year in their host school, and are part of the school community from the start - from the first day of term to the last.

All of our trainees have Wednesday afternoon off timetable to:

  • Attend a ‘wider context programme’ which is delivered by experts within our schools with sessions varying from behaviour management to marking and assessment.

  • Take part in alternative setting experiences at a SEND school, an alternative provision and a local school with a high percentage of EAL pupils (English as an additional language).

  • To complete research and gather evidence to complete the PGCE assignments.

  • To network with other Association trainees.

This course leads to QTS, PGCE and Masters Credits.

School placements

  • This course is school led and the majority of the training year will be in your chosen school.

  • One day a week will be spent at Nottingham Trent University, for a maximum of twenty eight days.

  • You will have a six week second placement based on your development needs in the early part of the spring term.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Bracken Lane Primary Academy
Bracken Lane, Rteford, Notts, DN22 7EU
Warmbrook Road, , Chapel-en-le-Frith, , High Peak, , Derbyshire, , SK23 0NL
East Markham Primary School
4 Askham Road, East Markham, Newark, Notts, NG22 0RG
Hillocks Primary Academy
Unwin Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire , NG17 4ND
Kneesall C of E Primary School
School Lane, Ossington Road, Kneesall, Newark, NG22 0AB
Maun Infant and Nursery School
Walesby Lane, New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9RJ
Misterton Primary School
27 Grovewood Close, Misterton, Doncaster, DN10 4EF
North Wheatley C of E Primary School
Sturton Road, South Wheatley, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 9DH
Ordsall Primary School
Ordsall Road, Retford, Notts, DN22 7SL
Prospect Hill Junior School
Maple Drive, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0LR
Rampton Primary School
Retford Road, Rampton, Retford, Notts, DN22 0JB
Samuel Barlow Primary School
76 Church Road, Clipstone, Mansfield, NG21 9DG
St Oswald’s C of E Primary Academy
Silver Birch Grove, Finningley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3EQ
The St Augustine’s Academy
Longfellow Drive, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0DW
Thrumpton Primary
Whinney Moor Lane, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7AF
Tuxford Primary Academy
Newark Road, Tuxford, Notts, NG22 0NA
Wainwright Primary Academy
Harrop White Road, Mansfield, Notts, NG19 6TF
Worksop Priory CofE Primary Academy
Holles Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 2LJ

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

Personal qualities

  • You want to make a real difference and your enthusiasm is clear.

  • You can articulate how you have influenced or positively impacted the lives of others.

  • You know why you want to teach and can demonstrate your teaching skills.

  • You understand the challenges ahead in your journey to become a teacher.

  • You know how to grow and learn from making mistakes.

  • You want to be part of the school community and understand the importance of this.


The salary for DALP school employees will be £16,200.00.

This is the salary TVTSA are recommending to partner schools, to discuss further please contact

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Diverse Association for Professional Learning has been successfully running school direct programmes across primary and secondary phases since 2012. We have a number of secondary schools and over thirty five primary schools in the association, these are all quality assured by us and are located in and around Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

We pride ourselves on a personal, tailored approach. We are a small, committed team who get to know you as individuals to support your journey into teaching. The choice of training school is led by you - you select the school for your training year, are interviewed in that school and hold relationships with your future team before your training even starts. We have well established relationships with all of the schools we work with and we collaborate with the understanding that the right choice of school is an essential and important part of the process.

We are proud that some of our original cohort are now mentors for our current trainees. The employment rate for our trainees is high, with over half of each cohort being recruited directly into our partner schools.

Please visit our website for more information -

Interview process

As this course is run in partnership between Diverse Association and Nottingham Trent University, two interviews are required.

The university interview will establish the extent at which you are likely to meet the academic requirements of the programme, your commitment and passion for your chosen subject or phase, and the aptitude you have for teaching.

The Diverse Association interview will take place at the school you have chosen to train in, and involves the three activities below:

  • Pupil Panel
  • Teach a twenty minute lesson
  • Formal interview

Both parties discuss the outcome of the interview before a place is offered.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome applications from all candidates, if you have a disability or other needs please add the information to the application form and we will strive to support you through the training year. There is a varying degree of disability access within our schools, If you would like to discuss this before applying please email

There are no child care facilities at any of our schools however, many have nurseries close by.

All of the schools are accessible by car, many of the association schools are based near major towns and cities and so can be accessed by public transport.

Contact this training provider

Tuxford Academy
Marnham Road
NG22 0JH

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022