David Ross Education Trust Primary (2P9W)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Northampton
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 David Ross Education Trust works in partnership with the University of Northampton.

The programme is aimed at those who want to teach children in the 5–11 age range, that is, at Key Stages 1 and 2.

In order to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status trainees must meet the Teachers’ Standards set by the Government and so the programme is designed to enable trainees to achieve this by offering a balance of school and University-based periods during the year.

The programme is one-year, full-time and its structure is closely linked to the term dates of local schools, with registration taking place in early September and the course finishing at the end of June.

School placements

Successful candidates will have three placements in schools over the Year. Usually they will complete placement 1 and 3 in the same school and the second placement 2 in their alternative Key Stage in a different school. The David Ross Education Trust will arrange for these placements to be contrasting schools to give the candidates a variety of experience in schools.

Interview process

Interviews are held at the University of Northampton and if candidates are successful they will be invited for a further interview at an academy within the Trust. During this interview process the candidates will be observed working with a group of children.


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

Fees are paid to the University of Northampton (see the University of Northampton website for details).

There will be additional costs for travel to placements, optional visits within modules, and paper based materials for recording and storage of evidence. We provide financial support for your placement travel costs according to the annually reviewed process

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

Financial support would need to be discussed with the University of Northampton.



You must hold an honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent) and whenever possible the classification should be a 2:1 or First. It is considered that you will benefit from school experience before the course starts, although this is not a requirement.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants with

  • A commitment to primary education
  • An ability to motivate and inspire children of all abilities
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Effective interaction with children
  • An ability to work under pressure
  • Perseverance and flexibility
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work co-operatively
  • An awareness of current educational issues
  • A broad subject-knowledge base
  • Reflection, self-evaluation and a willingness to learn
  • Awareness of what being a primary teacher entails

Contact details

01509 320148
Humberston Academy
Humberston Avenue
Humberston, Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire
DN36 4TF


Apply for this course

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Abbey CE Academy
Vicar Lane, Daventry, NG11 4GD
Yes 7
Briar Hill Primary School
Thorn Hill, Briar Hill, Northampton, NN4 8SW
Yes 9
Cedar Road Primary School
Cedar Road East, Northampton, NN3 2JF
Yes 2
Eastfield Academy
St Albans Close, Northampton, NN3 2RJ
Yes 1
Falconer s Hill Academy
Ashby Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 0QF
Yes N
Greenfields Primary School
Highfields Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6HY
Yes A
Kings Heath Primary Academy
North Oval, Kings Heath, Northampton, NN5 7LN
Yes C
Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School
Trinity Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JW
Yes O
Newnham Primary School
School Hill, Newnham, Daventry, NN1 3HG
Yes E
Rockingham Primary School
Rockingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 1AJ
Yes L
The Arbours Primary Academy
St Gregorys Road, Northampton, NN3 3QF
Yes 8
Welton CE Academy
Well Lane, Welton, Daventry, NN11 2JZ
Yes 3

Support and advice

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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