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Yorkshire Inclusive TSA Primary (N743)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Educate Teacher Training
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 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

All trainees spend a full-time year teaching and training in schools, but also attend provider-led lecture/workshop sessions to enhance understanding of Primary classroom practice. Centralised, core training days cover content such as Behaviour Management, an Environment for Learning, Planning and Adaptive Teaching, Assessment, Diversity, Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and e-safety. This is supplemented by a programme of Primary curriculum subject knowledge (including Phonics), delivered in schools and directly related to the realities of the classroom. All trainees submit three assignments throughout the year:

  1. A School Based Independent Study (a Child Study)
  2. Teaching and Learning through a Scheme of Work
  3. Effective Assessment Strategies Trainees are supported to improve their knowledge, understanding and application of the Educate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Curriculum, leading to the development of classroom practice skills and their professional teaching role. Final assessment is made on a trainee’s ability to meet the Teachers’ Standards.

School placements

Trainees are placed in a main training school for the majority of their training, but spend six weeks in a contrasting school immediately after Christmas. Primary (3-11) trainees choose whether to focus their training on the 3-7 or 5-11 age range and this determines the age of the pupils they will teach in the two main placements. Training should never cover fewer than 4 school year groups and so ample provision is made to meet this criteria and to ensure that trainees experience a suitable range of placement enhancement in their main and other schools. All Primary trainees spend at least one day in a 0-3 setting, in a Special School or PRU and in a Secondary School. They also visit a school with good EAL provision if this is not experienced in their main or contrasting school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree. GCSE Maths, English and Science at a standard equivalent to Grade 4.

Personal qualities

We are looking for confident and capable applicants who demonstrate true commitment to a teaching career and a robust, determined, positive attitude. We are looking for trainees who can fit very well into their school team, who can respond positively to feedback and who can make a valuable contribution to school life. We are not looking for a ‘finished product’ but for trainees who demonstrate real potential to succeed. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively with a whole range of people and be engaging, warm and sociable. They should be organised, prepared and professional.

Other requirements

Enhanced Criminal Record Check.

Fees and financial support

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

The QTS programme with PGCE costs £9,250, for which a student tuition fee loan can be accessed.

Financial support from the training provider

Financial support for 2021 to 2022 will be announced soon. Further information is available on Get Into Teaching.

About the training provider

We are training the next generation of outstanding teachers for the Leeds area. We are committed to providing the highest standard of education and we want to recruit student teachers who share the same commitment. Our current cohort of student teachers are training to teach in primary and secondary in both mainstream and special school settings.

We provide training and placements of the highest quality to deliver a truly bespoke training package. We are committed to helping you develop professionally, well beyond your initial teacher training and Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year by means of an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities – As an Appropriate Body for NQTs we offer our trainees a coherent two year programme of support.

We also support training places in Calderdale through the Parkinson Lane School Direct Partnership: Parkinson Lane School Direct Partnership (Calderdale) has a track record of supporting and bringing new teachers into the profession, a committed team of experienced mentors, coaches and tutors providing support throughout the programme, a wide range of schools within the partnership offering outstanding training and placements within varying contexts.

About the accredited body

Educate Teacher Training is the ITT provider, accredited by the DfE and accountable to Ofsted, which recommends all School Direct trainees for QTS. The fee for non-salaried trainees includes a PGCE (and 60 Master’s credits) awarded by Leeds Beckett University. Salaried trainees can choose to add the PGCE for a fee of £2,000. Educate Programme Leaders are ‘highly sensitive to the well-being of their trainees’ (Ofsted, 2018).

Interview process

After application, suitable candidates are invited to a selection event at Alwoodley Primary School in Leeds, although please note that a trainee may be placed in any school across our alliance. The selection event will consist, as a minimum, of

  • the assessment of personal qualities and attributes
  • assessment of the ability to communicate effectively
  • an assessment of the literacy and numeracy skills required to teach
  • an evaluation of current educational knowledge and understanding
  • a presentation
  • an interview. Candidates are interviewed by school senior leaders and/or Educate Teacher Training personnel. Currently, all interviews are being held on-line.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to Equality and Diversity. All partner organisations and all schools participating in the programme have clearly established policies, processes and systems for monitoring. All trainees will be introduced to their school’s policy through focused training by the host school.

We are committed to the achievement of equal opportunities. This is central to our mission as providers of school-based teacher training and we have a proven track record of supporting trainees with additional needs.

Contact this training provider

0113 2930236
John Jamieson School
Hollin Hill Drive
West Yorkshire

Support and advice

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