Coldfall Primary School Primary (2K72)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

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

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also 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.

Age range
3 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

Most of the time will be spent working alongside an experienced class teacher at your allocated school. You will be expected to attend all staff meetings and development days and to engage fully in school life.

This is a demanding course, not only will you need to complete university assignments you will also need to plan and prepare for teaching every day. It is expected that you will be in school from 8am until 5.30pm every day.

The Primary School Direct model for training is predominantly subject based and includes national priorities in primary education. Trainees attend on alternate Wednesdays throughout the year at Middlesex University, Hendon Campus.

The subject training is complemented with professional enrichment which is undertaken by trainees as ‘mini research’ in school. University tutors visit the trainee and mentor throughout the training year to provide support and to ensure a consistently high quality training experience.

All trainees who successfully complete the programme will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status.

Following successful completion of the assignments trainees will be awarded the Post Graduate Certificate in Work Based Learning Studies, in addition to QTS. This qualification provides 60 credits towards an MA in Education

School placements

The majority of your training year will be spent in school, working alongside a mentor. Part of the course requirements are that you attend university based training once a week, and additional training sessions at the lead school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 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.

Candidates will need to use a third party if they require an equivalency test and will be responsible for the costs incurred.

Personal qualities

Teaching is a vocational job, therefore you need to be 100% committed to the children in your care; passionate about educating children; willing to go the extra mile for the children and the team of people you work with; have good subject knowledge, and have a sense of humour.

Other requirements

The below checks will be made once an offer to train has been made: Suitability for teaching checks Barred list checks Full DBS

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

Tuition fees to Middlesex university = £9250.

Student finance is available to cover the cost of tuition fees.

About the training provider

Coldfall was made an official Teaching School by the UK Government in March 2015 in recognition of our exemplary practice and standards, and developing and supporting other schools, teachers and school leaders.

Designed to provide a high quality, employment – based Post Graduate route to qualified teacher status, Coldfall Teaching School works in partnership with local primary schools and Middlesex University to provide Accredited Teacher Training.

The Partnership Schools have many years of experience training teachers to an exceptionally high standard. There is a recognition of the vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive trainee teachers can offer to our school community, and this is valued across the network.

Interview process

If your application form is shortlisted, you will be invited to a formal interview at the lead school (Coldfall Primary School). If we feel that you are an appropriate candidate for initial teacher training we will offer you a training place and place you in one of our partner schools.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study 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 study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

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

Teachers with disabilities, or other needs, make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in. Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.

Contact this training provider

0208 8830608
Coldfall Primary School
Coldfall Avenue
Muswell Hill
N10 1HS

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

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).

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