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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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

Stage one – Introduction to teaching You’ll spend a mixture of your first five weeks at Batley Girls’ High School, Leeds Trinity University, and several days in your placement school. This section of the course involves taking part in seminars and workshops that prepare you for your school-based training by focusing on two main elements:

Professional Educational Studies (PES based at Batley Girls’ High School on Wednesdays) You’ll learn research-informed techniques and strategies to tackle issues that you will face in your training placements. These strategies will help develop your understanding of teaching and learning, the secondary curriculum and educational policy.

Subject knowledge and applied pedagogy In these sessions, Leeds Trinity University subject teacher experts will give you a good understanding of what it means to teach History. You’ll study the school curriculum, and understand how other expert teachers have taught it successfully. You’ll also learn how to plan sequences of learning that address your pupils’ needs so that you can develop your practice and have a positive impact on their learning.

After you’ve completed your first five weeks, you’ll start your first placement which will last until the end of term.

Stage Two / Three – Developing your knowledge Your University-based training will comprise of the same elements as Stage One, but you’ll focus on building on the knowledge you’ve already developed to prepare for your next school-based training block. You’ll spend one week at university.

Before your second placement starts in January, you’ll spend time in school to observe and familiarise yourself with the routine and teaching practice. During your second placement from January until June, you’ll teach more lessons, ensuring that you’re teaching classes from both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. If possible you may have the opportunity to teach some Key Stage 5 lessons as well.

School placements

The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership will source your placements, taking into account your passions, preferences and personal circumstances. You will be supported by key Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership staff, who will work with you to ensure you’re ready to go into school.

After you’ve completed your first five weeks of training, you’ll start your first eight-week placement. This will give you the chance to put into practice what you’ve learnt in a collaborative working environment. You’ll work closely with your school-based subject mentor.

In January, you’ll complete a second placement in a different school. This will help you deepen your knowledge of how students learn, and extend your practice in helping that learning, in a new context. This long placement - split across stages two and three, from January until June - gives you the chance to develop your practice in a school and with pupils you will get to know really well. This offers an opportunity to make a positive impact on progress in that school.

During your second placement, you’ll spend at least ten weeks in a new school teaching more lessons, ensuring that you’re teaching classes from Key Stages 3 and 4. You’ll become a more independent practitioner.

You’ll stay in the same school for a further ten weeks, teaching more classes from Key Stages 3 and 4, and have the chance to observe and teach at Key Stage 5. Having extended experience in the same placement means you’ll be able to develop your practice well, and show that you’re having a positive impact on your pupils. At the end of this placement you’ll present evidence on this impact, which will inform your final grade.

Throughout your placements, you’ll have the support of a school-based mentor. These mentors are trained by The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership and Leeds Trinity University to support you as you complete your training and assess your progress against the Teachers’ standards. You’ll also have other key staff who will visit you at school. They will provide quality assurance for your training and offer any support and advice you may need.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Main Site - Batley Girls High School
Batley Girls’ High School, Windmill Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire , WF17 0LD
Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College
Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College, Storrs Hill Road, Ossett, West Yorkshire, WF5 0DG
The Mirfield Free Grammar & Sixth Form
Kitson Hill Road, Mirfield, WF14 9EZ
Upper Batley High School
Batley Field Hill, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0BJ

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

Our determination is to match the right trainee to the right school, and we consider temperamental and attitudinal aspects as even more important than qualifications. You will need to be comfortable working in a team or independently, have a high degree of emotional intelligence, the ability to empathise and a genuine understanding of secondary education. You will care about equality and diversity and be unafraid to use the cliché that you want to make a difference. We are looking for committed, resilient, reflective practitioners, able to learn from their own experiences and the experiences of others.

Other requirements

All successful trainees will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership and Leeds Trinity University postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) tuition fees are currently £9,250. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

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

UK students on non-salaried places, studying full-time, can apply for a package of maintenance funding from the government to help with general living costs and additional funding if you have children and/or a disability.

UK students can apply and find out more information at ( This website also has a calculator which gives you an estimate of what you will receive.

If you are an EU or overseas student then find out more information about the changed situation on this link

About the training provider

The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership is a consortium of schools which offers high quality primary and secondary teacher training to graduates in a range of subjects. Our partnership is committed to providing the highest standard of education in diverse and relatively disadvantaged urban communities. We transform lives, both of trainee teachers and the students within the local schools; we do not merely educate or train. We will provide training of the highest quality, delivered by outstanding practitioners in a diverse and stimulating range of local schools. We aim to deliver a bespoke training package, making the most of your knowledge and skills. You will be placed in two of the Partnership schools and, after a year’s successful training, you will achieve a PGCE with QTS. As a partnership, we are committed to helping you develop professionally, by providing an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development. The Director of The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership is also a strategic lead for the Early Career Framework with the Calderdale and Kirklees Teaching School Hub. This means we have a detailed and up to date understanding of the ‘Golden Thread’ that runs from ITT to the ECF to the new NPQs. Support will continue even when The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership trainees become Early Career Teachers. In addition, Batley Girls’ High School has been graded Outstanding by OFSTED.

It is our aim to train the next generation of outstanding teachers in West Yorkshire. If you share our vision for education, visit our website (

Interview process

You will be notified through UCAS Track if you’ve been invited to an Interview Day. The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership will also contact you directly to arrange the School Direct PGCE interview. You’ll receive an email from us that explains everything you need to know about your interview. This includes the date, time and the location, as well as what to prepare beforehand and what will happen on the day, so it’s really important to read this email very carefully. You will expected to plan and ‘teach’ a full 50 minute lesson that links into the History curriculum. You will also have the opportunity to remotely meet current Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership School Direct PGCE trainees.

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

The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership prides itself on being an equal opportunities ITT provider committed to delivering personalised teacher training to all prospective teachers. We pride ourselves on supporting a diverse and inclusive range of trainees through an individual support package. This does not stop once trainees have become teachers – The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership will follow on with advice, support and contact into the early stages of your teaching career to sustain resilience and well being to ensure that you become the best teacher possible.

The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership is committed to ensuring that every student with potential, regardless of their background or circumstances, has the opportunity to train to become a teacher. If you have a disability or additional needs, we will endeavour to put in place reasonable adjustments to accommodate any additional requirements throughout your teacher training year. We’re able to support with conditions such as:

  • Dyslexia
  • Specific learning difficulties
  • Asperger syndrome/autism
  • Visual/hearing impairments
  • Physical and mobility restrictions
  • Long-term medical conditions
  • Mental health conditions

We will develop a Learning Support Plan tailored to your specific needs. There is additional support from Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University which could include assessment adjustments, extended library loans, specialist one-to-one study skills, dyslexia screening and assessments, learning materials provided in alternative formats and alternative assessments.

With your permission, we will inform the placement schools so they can discuss how to best support you during your school-based training.

Contact this training provider

01924 350080
Batley Girls High School
Windmill Lane
WF17 0LD

Support and advice

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