Arthur Terry School Primary (2MMR)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Arthur Terry SCITT
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
5 to 11
Course length
1 year - full time
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

This is a primary age 5-11 course.

The Arthur Terry SCITT has recently been judged by OFSTED as an ‘outstanding’ ITT provider:

‘Trainees are exceptionally well prepared for the rigours of the profession’ ‘Trainees thrive during their training year, describing the partnership as, ‘like a family” ‘Exceptional staff skilfully fulfil their roles to help trainees grow, achieve and excel’. (Ofsted, 2022)

You will spend an exciting first three weeks at a range of our partner schools for initial training. You will start to learn the theories of teaching, learning, lesson design and practising techniques to get you ready for your first school placement.

During the course you will be placed in at least two contrasting schools over three placements. For one day per week you will come together with your fellow trainees for centre-based training in different primary schools, focusing on professional studies, core curriculum and foundation subject pedagogy. Sessions are delivered by outstanding practitioners across the partnership.

Whilst some courses offer you only Qualified Teaching Status, ours will also provide you with a PGCE qualification (60 Masters level credits). We work with Birmingham City University in delivering the PGCE qualification. You will be assessed on evidence gathered during the Teaching Experiences using an online portfolio, and three PGCE assignments that focus on key areas of professional practice.

The aims of the programme are to produce highly skilled graduate teachers who:

  • are resilient
  • are committed to an ‘open classroom’ ethos where best practice is developed through observing, collaboration and ongoing professional development
  • have a deep level of understanding of teaching and learning
    • demonstrate a passion for both their subject and working with young people
  • exhibit professionalism in the workplace and the community at all times

This will be achieved through:

  • spending a large proportion of your time in the classroom
  • a focus on core teaching skills including cognitive science, behaviour - management, subject knowledge, assessment and adapting for individual needs.
  • working with current outstanding practitioners on a day to day basis

We are committed to supporting our trainees beyond their first year. As you continue your career we have a range of teaching and leadership programmes through the Arthur Terry Teaching School Hub to support you throughout your career.

Many of our trainees go on to be employed within our partnership of schools. Our overall employment rate is consistently high.

School placements

We work with a range of partner schools across North Birmingham, South Staffordshire and Warwickshire. Schools are usually within 30 minutes travelling time from The Arthur Terry School . We think very carefully about where we place our trainee teachers, taking your location, commute time and personal circumstances into consideration wherever possible.

When applying for a location, we consider this a preference and cannot guarantee that you will be placed at your requested school. We will discuss this with you at the interview stage.

All trainee teachers will have two contrasting placements during the course of the year, in both Key Stages 1 and 2. Each week, during school placements you will be observed and have coaching dialogues with your Learning Coach prior to and following observed lessons. Learning Coaches are outstanding practitioners who will work closely with you to set weekly targets based upon recent training sessions and your individual needs. In addition, time is also spent in both EYFS and a Special School setting.


You can select one of the following locations to indicate a preferred placement when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Arthur Terry School
Kittoe Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 4RZ
Brookvale Primary School
Mallard Drive, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 7YB
Coton Green Primary School
Kipling Rise , Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 8LX
Curdworth Primary School
Farthing Lane, Curdworth, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 9HF
Greysbrooke Primary School
Barnes Road, Shenstone, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 0LT
Hill West Primary School
Clarence Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 4LD
Mere Green Primary School
Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 5BL
Osborne Primary School
Osborne Road, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 6TY
Scotch Orchard Primary School
Scotch Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire , WS13 6DE
Slade Primary School
Slade Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 7PX
St Chad’s CofE Primary School
St Michael Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire , WS13 6SN
Two Gates Primary School
Tamworth Road, Two Gates, Tamworth, Staffordshire , B77 1EN
William MacGregor Primary School
Glascote Road, Glascote, Tamworth , Staffordshire , B77 2AF

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.

We accept All costs paid by the applicant

Personal qualities

We are looking to select trainees with outstanding potential with a commitment and enthusiasm for working with young people.

Other requirements

All applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS clearance.

Fees and financial support

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

All successful applicants will be required to complete and enhanced Disclosure and Barring clearance for which a fee will be charged.

About the training provider

The Arthur Terry SCITT has recently been judged by OFSTED as an ‘outstanding’ ITT provider: ‘Trainees are exceptionally well prepared for the rigours of the profession’ ‘Trainees thrive during their training year, describing the partnership as, ‘like a family” ‘Exceptional staff skilfully fulfil their roles to help trainees grow, achieve and excel’

The Lead School, Arthur Terry, is one of the top performing comprehensive schools in the Birmingham area and the founding school in a successful Multi Academy Trust, the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership. All of our partnership schools, excel in developing teachers at all stages of their career.

As a SCITT and the Teaching School Hub for North Birmingham we are looking to train and recruit the very best teachers. Our partnership of schools covers Birmingham, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, offering diverse teaching experiences in both rural and urban settings.

We are now recruiting for highly motivated graduates, for both Primary and Secondary, either straight out of University or those looking for a career change, who are committed to inspiring and challenging young people. We are looking for people with excellent subject knowledge, but also the ability to deliver this in an exciting and engaging way. Our course provides Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in association with Birmingham City University (BCU).

Further information can be found on

Interview process

We are looking for highly motivated people who are committed to working with the diverse range of young people in our schools. Successful trainees on our programme will need to be reflective, resilient and able to respond to positively to feedback. Trainees on our course will also need to be able to exhibit high levels of emotional intelligence and be real team players. Excellent subject knowledge is desirable but also the ability to deliver this in an engaging and creative way.

Our interview process involves:

  • A twenty minute teaching activity delivered to a small group of children to assess your ability to engage with young people and enthuse them about learning;
  • a group discussion to evaluate your awareness of educational issues and the safeguarding of children;
  • an evaluation of your literacy and numeracy skills and a curriculum breadth task.

Those who are successful in the first stage continue to an individual professional discussion exploring the rationale for wanting to become a teacher and their suitability to enter the profession.

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

Recruitment and selection procedures are consistent with current Equality legislation. We are an equal opportunities provider and welcome applications from candidates with additional needs.

Contact this training provider

0121 323 1128
Kittoe Road
Four Oaks
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B74 4RZ

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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