Marlbrook Teaching School Primary 5-11 (2TKK)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Worcester
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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

School Direct is an exciting opportunity to attend a school led training course which enables you to spend most of your time training in school over a period of a year. This route into teaching is for graduates who prefer the more ‘hands on’ approach. Straight away you will be placed with an outstanding teacher, learning from the very best. You will need to attend the University Of Worcester for approximately 30 days over the year and you will have experience teaching in 2 of our partnership schools.
Qualification PGCE award: Students achieving 60 credits at Masters level and meeting the requirements for QTS will be awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS.


  • Support throughout the year from outstanding practitioners.
  • You will experience mentoring and coaching to enhance your own teaching skills.
  • High retention rates (teachers and NQTs).
  • University of Worcester work closely with us to ensure your training is seamless for the year.
  • Working in a variety of schools.
  • A guarantee of a job interview at the end of the year if a post is vacant at that time.

Routes offered: School Direct –General Primary 5-11 years The School Direct Programme allows schools to recruit and train their own teachers. The course lasts for 1 year and is full time. The 30 contact days will be at The University Of Worcester and the fees will be approximately £9250 a year. For more information please see the links below -University of Worcester School Direct Primary Course -Department for Education School Direct

School placements

The School Direct training is school-led training, it will last for 1 year and involve 3 placements. You will select your preferred school when you complete your UCAS application online: Placement 1-preferred Key stage (1 or 2) September until Decemeber. Placement 2-the key stage you have not been in January until March. Placement 3-trainees will go back to placement 1 in the same class.

You will have opportunity to observe and work with other year groups throughout your practice. You will receive high quality support from your Mentor and outstanding training opportunities throughout the year.

Students will need to attend the University of Worcester for approximately 30 days a year. You will experience a dynamic taught programme, ensuring depth and breadth across the Primary subjects. You will be assigned a University tutor that will work closely with your mentor at your school placements.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Ashfield Park
Redhill Road, Ross-on-Wye , HR9 5AX
Blackmarston Special School
Honddu Close, Hereford, HR2 7NX
Bosbury C E Primary School
Bosbury, Ledbury, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR8 1PX
Bridstow C of E Primary
Ross on Wye, HR9 6PZ
Eardisley Cof E Primary School
Eardisley, Herefordshire, Herefordshire, HR3 6NS
Eastnor Parochial Primary
Eastnor, Ledbury, HR8 1RA
Ewyas Harold Primary School
Ewyas Harold, Hereford, HR2 0EY
Goodrich CE Primary School
Goodrich, Ross-On -Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6HY
Hampton Dene Primary School
Church Rd, Tupsley, Hereford, HR1 1RT
Kimbolton St James’ CE Primary School
Churchill, Leominster, HR6 0HQ
Kingsland C of E Primary
Kingsland, Leominster, HR6 9QN
Kingstone and Thruxstone Primary School
Kingstone, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 9HJ
Ledbury Primary
Longacres, Ledbury, HR8 2BE
Leintwardine Primary School
Watling Street, Leintwardine, Shropshire, Shropshire, SY7 0LL
Leominster Primary School
Hereford Rd, Leominster, HR6 8JU
Little Dewchurch CE Primary School
Church ln, Hereford, HR2 6PN
Ludlow Primary School
Clee View, Ludlow, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1HX
Luston Primary School
Westland View, Luston, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0EA
Green Croft, Redhill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 7NT
Marlbrook Primary School
Green Croft, Redhill, Hereford, HR2 7NT
Orleton C of E Primary School
Orleton Nr, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 4HQ
Our Lady’s RC Primary
Boycott Road, Hereford, HR2 7RN
Pembridge CE Primary School
Bearwood Lane, Pembridge, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9EA
Riverside Primary School
Belmont Ave, Hereford, HR2 7JF
Shobdon Primary School
Shobdon, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9LX
St Francis Xavier’s RC Primary
Venns Lane, Hereford, HR1 1DT
St James’ CE Primary
Vicarage Road, Hereford, HR1 2QN
St Martin’s Primary School
St Michael’s Bodenham
Bodenham, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 3JU
St Paul’s Primary School
Hampton Dene Rd, Hereford, HR1 1UX
Staunton -on-Wye Primary School
Staunton-on-Wye, Staunton-on-Wye, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 7LT
Trinity Primary
Barricombe Drive, Hereford, HR4 0NU
Wigmore Primary School
Ford Street, Wigmore, Nr Leominster, HR6 9UW

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE’s in English, Maths and Science grade C or above.

  • An honours graduate having achieved 2:2 honours degree or above. We will consider a third degree on an individual basis.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £13,700

About the training provider

Why Train With Us? Lead School Marlbrook is an outstanding Teaching school at the heart of its community, with a clear vision for the future. We currently have over 650 pupils on role and we are now a three form entry school. We are collaborated with two local schools, Little Dewchurch C of E Primary School and St Martin’s Primary School. The outstanding practice has been recognised nationally and the Headteacher (Tracey Kneale CBE) is a designated National Leader of Education and OFSTED inspector and mentor. The school delivers the Outstanding Teacher Programme and The Improving Teacher Programme to teachers locally to improve practice. The outstanding teachers across our schools are used as models of outstanding practice throughout all training packages delivered. We work closely with the Local Authority to deliver and organise conferences, NQT training, school to school support and Moderation across the county for KS1 and KS2. As a lead school we can offer placements at a range of Primary schools in Herefordshire within our partnership.

About the accredited body

We have worked collaboratively with the University of Worcester for many years with great success. We ensure we communicate regularly to ensure the training provided meets the needs of all our trainee teachers. As a student you will be expected to attend all the training modules opportunities at the University, this will compliment all the school based training we can provide throughout the year.

We are proud to say that many of our teachers across the collaboration trained at the University of Worcester.

Interview process

How we select our trainees Marlbrook Primary is the Lead school and we will be involved in the recruitment process. If successful, the interview will include:

  • A short talk and tour from a Senior member from the school you have applied to.
  • Information about the course from a member of staff from the University of Worcester.
  • A short task with a small group of pupils.
  • A chance to talk to our pupils.
  • An individual interview based at the University.

You will only require one interview and we will let candidates know on the same day if successful.

Successful applicants will require DBS clearance and suitable references.

Training with disabilities and other needs

At Marlbrook Teaching School we are committed to meeting the needs of candidates with a range of disabilities and other needs. We have successfully trained (and employed) School Direct students in the past with additional needs. We would be happy for candidates to contact us if they would like to discuss this at any point during the application process.

Disability Access Please contact Marlbrook Teaching school to discuss your individual needs.

Contact this training provider

01432 266643
Marlbrook Primary School
Green Croft

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