Lord Scudamore Primary Academy
Primary (5-11) (33YS)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Worcester
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

The School Direct PCGE offers an immersive and inspiring school centred route into teaching. This pathway is tailored to your needs, building upon your existing strengths and expertise. The course is inclusive and innovative in its design and delivery, placing you at the heart of a thriving school community from day 1.

For Further Information please contact HMFA School Direct on: https://lordscudamore.hmfa.org.uk/

Interview process

Initial Interview will take place at Worcester University where a written test will take place. There will be an informal Interview at Lord Scudamore Academy and an activity that will be observed and arranged with a pupil group. Also there will be chance to view the Academy and to discuss further placements that may occur within the Hereford Marches Federation of Academies (HMFA)

How school placements work

There will be 3 placements and these will be across the Federation at any one of our satellite schools.


The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £13,700

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



Qualified Degree level. Pass in GCSE English Maths and Science (minimum Grade C/or 4 and above).

Personal qualities

Strong passion for teaching, good communication skills, diligent and resilient.

Other requirements

DBS would be requirement upon course acceptance.

About the training provider

Why train with us? The Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies (HMFA) is a fantastic place to work and learn. It provides a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with Worcester of University. HMFA is recognised by DfE and Ofsted as an outstanding Federation. The vision is to always work in the best interests of the children to provide opportunities that ensure the highest standard of education and care. We create an environment in which all staff, pupils and trainee teachers feel valued and supported. We have worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer to a school community. Our Federation schools comprise of a mixture of large and small, urban and rural schools throughout Herefordshire. All schools are primary schools and we pride ourselves in offering trainee teachers a variety of settings and experiences within their teaching practices. This includes a 3-form entry school to schools with up to 3 year groups in a class. Pupils across the Federation are happy, friendly, creative and at the heart of everything we do. Students are ambitious and confident and many out perform their national peers and make significantly more progress. Our staff are our most valuable resource and have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

About the accredited body

You will have full access to University of Worcester, a dynamic facilitator of both innovative and traditional approaches to teacher training. University of Worcester is a truly modern Higher Education institution and one of the country’s most innovative universities. At the end of your course you will gain a PGCE (60 level 7 Master’s credits) and QTS. You will be assigned three mentors, one from the University and two from the staff at your designated school, one will be the class teacher you’re placed with and the other will be a member of the senior leadership team.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Please contact the University of Worcester or check the website page https://www.worcester.ac.uk/disabilityanddyslexia/

Contact details

01432 273951
Lord Scudamore Academy
Friars Street


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Location Vacancies Code
Lord Scudamore Academy
Friar Street, Hereford, HR4 0AS
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