The Catholic Schools Partnership Primary (2HD2)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Leeds Trinity University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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
3 to 7
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

This is our 3-7 Primary Course (EYFS & KS1)

You will attend training at Leeds Trinity as well as receiving on the job training from teachers and leaders in each placement school. This training will stand you in good stead to be the teacher you’ve always wanted to be.

Assessment is based on written assignments and teaching performance.

Following qualification, you will most likely be offered an opportunity to teach in one of your placement schools and so begin the career of a lifetime!

School placements

You will have 2 placements, 1 in a primary school and 1 in an alternative primary school. There are 18 primary schools that offer placements. Your schools will be chosen based on where you live and the characteristics of the schools - we aim to give you as broad an experience as possible.

Stage 1 begins in September and finishes in November. Stage 2 begins in December and runs through to May, incorporating Stage 3.

Full support will be given to you at each placement by an in-school mentor and a Lead Mentor who works across all schools.

If there is any impact on school placements as a result of Covid 19, we will inform you before the course starts.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Our Lady & St Brendan’s
Bank, Bradford, BD10 0QA
Our Lady of Victories
Guard House, Keighley, BD22 6JP
St Anne’s
North Street, Keighley, England, BD21 3SE
St Anthony’s, Clayton
Bradford Road, Bradford, BD14 6HW
St Anthony’s, Shipley
High Busy Lane, Shipley, BD18 1HD
St Clare’s
Fagley Road, Bradford, BD2 3JD
St Columba’s
Tong Street, Bradford, BD4 9PY
St Cuthbert & The First Martyrs’
Scotchman Road, Bradford, BD9 5AT
St Francis
Myers Lane, Bradford, BD2 4ES
St John the Evangelist
Beacon Road, Bradford, BD6 3DQ
St Joseph’s, Bingley
Crownest Road, Bingley, BD16 4HQ
St Joseph’s, Bradford
Park Lane, Bradford, BD5 0RB
St Joseph’s, Keighley
Queens Road, Keighley, BD21 1AR
St Matthew’s
Saffron Drive, Bradford, BD15 7NE
St Walburga’s
Victoria Park, Shipley, BD18 4RL
St William’s
Young Street, Bradford, BD8 9RG
St Winefride’s
St Paul’s Avenue, Bradford, BD6 1SR

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third or above), 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.

These can be accessed through Leeds Trinity University’s partners. The admissions office will supply more information once you have the offer of a place on our programme.

Personal qualities

Training with the CSP requires you to be:

  • Committed
  • Creative
  • Engaging
  • Confident
  • Hard-working
  • A people person
  • Resilient
  • Happy

Other requirements

Whilst not a requirement, we look for our applicants to have shown commitment to teaching by having experience of working with children in a range of contexts, where possible. If accepted on our programme, you will be given the opportunity to spend time in our schools before it begins.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £12,500

You will not have to pay these fees upfront. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government.

Financial support from the training provider

The CSP can provide:

  • A laptop for your year of training (if you do not have your own device)
  • Re-imbursement of any parking costs incurred when training at Leeds Trinity University.

About the training provider

We are The Catholic Schools Partnership of Bradford & Keighley, a Teaching School Alliance from 2014 to 2021 and now an exclusive ITT provider – we are a passionate partnership of 19 Catholic schools committed to sharing talent, faith, experience, leadership and excellent teaching to improve achievement in schools across Bradford, Keighley and beyond. We are key part of the Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust (BCWCAT). We have a hugely successful Schools Direct Programme, working closely with Leeds Trinity University to provide high quality, authentic and bespoke training alongside teaching experience in a diverse range of Catholic schools across Bradford and Keighley. We grow our own teachers to make a difference to the lives of children in our care. “Training with the CSP has allowed me to experience teaching in amazing schools containing brilliant children. The support I received was outstanding and continuous. Working in a Catholic School provides an extremely supportive network within a family. The support continues from the CSP as an NQT through into an RQT development programme. The CSP gives me support and allows me to ask for training in areas I feel I require to improve my career.” Julie McGovern - School Direct Trainee 2017

Interview process

You will be interviewed by a senior leader within one of our primary schools. The interview will be in 2 parts - a short teaching session with a group of children and a formal interview.

This will also give you the opportunity to ask us questions to make sure we are the right course for you!

International students

We can sponsor Student visas, but this is not guaranteed.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are an inclusive partnership and welcome children and staff with a range of disabilities and additional needs.

If you would like to discuss your needs, please contact us directly.

Contact this training provider

Jennifer Taylor c/o Our Lady of Victories Catholic Primary School
Guard House
BD22 6JP

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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

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