Redriff Primary School Primary (5-11) (N037)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Goldsmiths, University of London
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
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

The Redriff Primary School Direct programme is a school-based model of teacher training where trainees are employed by a school within the partnership for an academic year (These schools include Redriff Primary School and Galleywall Primary School).

Trainees are released for approximately 40 days to complete academic study at Goldsmiths College. There is also the opportunity to work at another contrasting school for a 6-week placement.

The programme covers all the National Curriculum subjects, and in each curriculum area, you will have the opportunity to develop understanding of the teaching and learning process, and to learn about effective classroom practice.

In addition to the work in classrooms and the academic studies, trainees will benefit from all school-based training. Trainees will have the opportunity to visit the school’s on site resource base for children with Autism as well as observe teaching in Early Years, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two to learn about different approaches to teaching and learning.

Trainees will be provided with a variety of support across their training year including both a school and university based mentor who will work with the trainee to develop a bespoke developmental plan to improve teaching practice.

This programme offers a PGCE with QTS and is assessed through observations of classroom competency, evidence to show the ability to meet the Department for Education Professional Standards as well as a series of academic assignments.

The school-based route of teacher training offered at Redriff Primary School is a dynamic programme of practical learning and academic study, which allows trainees to develop their skills and prepares them for their teaching career.

School placements

Redriff Primary is a lead school and students will be placed here or at Galleywall Primary, our sister school.

Students can be placed in any year group.

We are partnered with a number of schools which is where students can undertake their six-week placement, however, we are open to students finding their own suitable placements.

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 will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Fees and financial support

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

Financial support from the training provider

A limited number of bursaries may be available. Please contact the school for more information.

About the training provider

Redriff is a dynamic, vibrant and friendly school in a diverse and multicultural area. In 2011, OFSTED recognised the school as being an ‘outstanding’ school. We are looking for trainee teachers with passion and determination, who love working with children to join our team of dedicated staff.

Redriff provides an excellent training programme for the students on the schools direct course. We help with their professional development as well as their knowledge of primary education. Our welcoming, friendly staff are committed to supporting students in their training year and we have a wealth of expertise working within the school, to gain advice and support from.

We are a two-form entry school with positive, happy children, hardworking staff and supportive parents and governors. We are a fully inclusive school and have a resource base, The Boathouse, for children with autism.

Redriff has been a training school for a number of years and has trained many students successfully through the Schools Direct Programme. We ensure that we personalise the programme for each individual who trains with us to ensure they can become the best teacher they can be.

If you would like further information about the school, please visit our website:

Interview process

Successfully shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview day which will comprise the following activities:

  • An interview with a selection of senior staff from either Redriff Primary School or Galleywall Primary School

  • A short written task evaluating a video of a short lesson

  • A literacy check

  • A maths check

  • A short interview with our Year 6 Heads of School

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 for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

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

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

School Direct students are entitled to support from the UCL Student Support and Wellbeing (SSW) team. You can find more information here:-

Contact this training provider

0207 237 4272
Redriff Primary School
Salter Road
SE16 5LQ

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also 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).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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