Wyvil Primary School
Primary (Q387)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Kingston 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.

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


About the course

Our School Direct PGCE programme offers trainees the opportunity to spend 32 weeks of the year in their host school, supported by their class teacher and school based mentor. Trainees complete a short second placement in a contrasting school. Trainees are supported by their university tutor, and spend one day a week at University.

The PGCE consists of three written assignments spread across the year, and QTS is achieved through evidencing teaching and learning in school.

To compliment your university training we also offer a programme of Lambeth based training sessions led by leading Lambeth teachers across our network of outstanding schools.

Interview process

The interview consists of a short panel interview with the senior leadership of the host school and a 15 minute literacy or numeracy based pupil interaction task with a small group of pupils.

We will also ask to see copies of your GCSE or equivalent exam results, degree certificates and ID documents at interview. We will notify candidates of the outcome of the interview within 24 hours.

How school placements work

You will spend 32 weeks in your host class and 6 weeks in a second placement in our alliance of schools. Candidates can specify a preferred Key Stage they wish to spend the majority of time teaching in although trainees will gain experience in all three key stages during the training year.


The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250

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.

Financial support from the training provider

We offer subsidised Zone 1 accommodation in a shared house for trainees on this route.

You may also be eligible for tuition fee and maintenance loans, as well as support with childcare if applicable. Please see Student Finance England or contact schooldirect@ltsa.org.uk for more information.



Honours level degree

GCSE English Maths and Science at Grade C or above, or to pass equivalency tests before the course starts (not required prior to interview).

About the training provider

Lambeth is a dynamic and diverse borough in which to get in to teaching. Our schools are passionate about learning and teaching and ambitious for their pupils. Lambeth’s young people deserve the best and we aim to deliver this by recruiting and training outstanding candidates for teaching posts in the borough. In return we offer first class training and support in some of the most dynamic, forward thinking and diverse schools in the country.

What we offer:

  • Award of PGCE and QTS on all courses
  • Enhanced inner London salaries on the Salaried School Direct route of between £21,000-£27,000
  • Heavily subsidised accommodation in one of our renovated Victorian school houses
  • Exceptional teachers working in our schools who are keen to share their diverse range of skills, knowledge and distinctive teaching methodology with the next generation of teachers.
  • Schools that have close partnerships with the range of world class organisations on our doorstep, such as the Royal Festival Hall and the Southbank Centre, Royal Society of Arts, University of Roehampton, London South Bank University, King’s College London University, St Thomas’ University Medical School and the Engineering Development Trust.
  • Excellent access to employment opportunities once qualified through our network of Lambeth Schools. 90% of our trainee cohort in 2019 went on to secure NQT positions in Lambeth schools.

Training with disabilities and other needs

  • The majority of our schools have lifts and step free access to teaching spaces.
  • We ask all candidates shortlisted for interview to complete a declaration of health form, which enables us, in partnership with the University, to provide bespoke support to trainees with additional health needs
  • In the past we have provided additional time in interview tests for trainees with specific needs.

Contact details

0208 6166 766
Lambeth Teaching Schools' Alliance
Vauxhall Street
SE11 5LG


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