Yorkshire and Humber School Direct Primary (3369)

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

Accredited body
Yorkshire and Humber Teacher Training
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

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
Website
http://yhtt.ac.uk

Contents

Course summary

Our trainees receive core teacher training via twilights and training days over the year which cover the nuts and bolts of teaching. Sessions focus on areas such as assessment, behaviour management, special educational needs, legal responsibilities, inspiring teaching and many more. These are all delivered by experts in their field, often practicing teachers, so you be confident that the content is both up to date and real life!

Our primary specific training covers skills you will need such as teaching and assessing phonics, core and ancillary subject development.

Following initial induction, you will spend weeks on placement at your base school. Initially co-teaching with experienced practitioners, you will develop your skills and confidence to be taking about a 50% teaching load by Christmas. Prior to the Christmas break you will also have experience of teaching in your contrasting school.

After the winter break you will be back in your base school, but teaching in an alternate key stage. You are then back to you original placement until mid-June, working on your weekly targets with “your” classes. As you are in school full time, you will feel like a member of staff! Our final placement week is an enhancement week at one of our partners such as Adult Education or alternative provision.

You are assessed continually during the year by your mentor. They will guide you with weekly review and target setting meetings and specific in school training. Your primary lead tutor will also be on hand to develop your skills. You will expected to complete a PGCE which will enhance your teaching through the academic study of pedagogy. This assessment for this element is through three assignments submitted in the spring and summer terms.

School placements

Initial Teacher Training is a professional course and we therefore discuss placement requests with our applicants. We aim to balance the requirements of the school, and it ethos, with the personality of you as a trainee. We also try to minimize travel time, as it is not the best use of that scarce resource! As we are a large partnership, both with number and geographically, we can meet most requests.

You will be timetabled for classes across the 5-11 range, with additional secondary experience and early years experience days.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Appleton Primary School
Appleton Road, Hull, HU5 4PG
Yes
Bricknell Primary School
Bricknell Avenue, Kingston-upon-Hull, HU5 4ET
Yes
Francis Askew Primary School
North Road, Hull, HU4 6LQ
Yes
Paisley Primary School
Paisley Street, Hull, HU3 6NJ
Yes
Rokeby Park Primary School
3 Gershwin Avenue, Hull, HU4 7NJ
Yes
Stoneferry Primary School
Stoneferry Road, Hull, HU7 0BA
Yes
Victoria Dock Primary School
South Bridge Rd, Victoria Dock, Hull, HU9 1TL
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third 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.

Applicants who do not have the required GCSE grades in English, Maths or Science are required to take GCSE equivalency tests, preferably before applying. At the latest the equivalency tests must be completed by 31 August prior to enrolment. Please contact us for a list of acceptable equivalency test providers.

Personal qualities

We are looking for the best teachers for our children, so we want you to have a real desire to see them succeed. It is important that you are enthusiast about primary education - you will be teaching it for the foreseeable future, so you need to enjoy it! Finally, you need to be proactive, ready to put yourself out there to make a difference.

Other requirements

All applicants will be subject to and enhanced DBS check and a fitness to teach questionnaire carried hour by occupational health.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

We are a partnership of 20 schools, colleges and educational establishments covering Yorkshire and The Humber. Our core training programme is delivered by expert trainers at our Hull base in September and January during our core training blocks. Once on placement you will be treated as a member of staff, being fully immersed in the life of a school and the education of it’s pupils.

Our training programmes were developed by educational experts to update traditional training routes and equip our trainees for teaching in the 21st century.

YHTT has a highly successful track record of developing outstanding school teachers. We have excellent rates of employment for our graduates both within our alliance schools and also elsewhere in the region and beyond. Our alliance and partnership is made up of excellent schools. Additionally, we are delighted to be working with The Constellation Trust and The Yorkshire and the Humber Co-operative Learning Trust. Their Teacher Training activity has an excellent track record of producing first rate trained teachers and we believe this Alliance allows us to, together, produce a generation of outstanding teachers.

Our Secondary partnership ranges from Scarborough in the North to Lincoln in the South, whereas our Primary partners are predominantly in Hull. Whichever phase you wish to train in, we offer extensive enhancement opportunities in all Primary and Secondary, Post-16, EAL, SEND and Alternative Provision settings.

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Interview process

At Yorkshire and Humber School Direct we believe that our children deserve the very best teachers and therefore our selection process is rigorous. It consists of four elements:

  • interview

-taught session

-subject knowledge test

-educational knowledge test

These four elements combine to allow us to assess your potential to train to teach with Yorkshire and Humber Teacher Training. The interview allows us to get to know you as a person, your interests and rationale for applying. The taught session enables you to show you natural flair and how you interact with children. The subject knowledge test is used to identify areas for work before you start, and the educational test shows us that you have an interest in current educational practice and school life.

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

Meeting our trainees needs allows them to flourish in the classroom. We carry out extensive pre-course assessments which allows trainees with additional needs to access the support they require throughout the year.

In addition, we offer mental health training and a dedicated pastoral tutor to offer emotional support both during the training year and beyond.

Contact this training provider

Email
schooldirect@yhtt.co.uk
Telephone
01482686699
Website
http://yhtt.ac.uk
Address
Yorkshire and Humber School Direct
c/o Bricknell School, Bricknell Avenue
Hull
Kingston upon Hull
HU5 4ET

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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