Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Trinity Institute of Education Primary With Mathematics (3BQK)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Huddersfield
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
3 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022


Course summary

Our School Direct programme allows you to qualify as a primary teacher within one year, with a specialism in Primary Maths. You will gain a PGCE, QTS and 60 Masters credits. It is school-led, which means that the majority of your training is based in school. You will experience a full school year, and be immersed in daily life from September. In doing so, you will have the opportunity to experience teaching as it really is, whilst working alongside, and being mentored by, outstanding practitioners including specialist Maths practitioners from White Rose Maths and West Yorkshire Maths Hub. You’ll develop your knowledge of National Curriculum subjects in the primary curriculum with a focus on teaching and learning in the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Course Structure

The course is a one year postgraduate certificate in primary education (3-11). You’ll gain a comprehensive knowledge of the core subjects and the full breadth of the National Curriculum. You’ll gain a deep understanding of key aspects of teaching including how children learn, behaviour management, assessment, and creative, innovative methods of teaching and learning. Working alongside expert practitioners from White Rose Maths, you’ll develop a deep understanding of Primary Maths pedagogy and assessment, as well as develop a critical overview of current best practice of teaching and learning in Maths.

Teaching and Assessment

Your training will incorporate school based practice with weekly professional learning delivered by Huddersfield University and excellent practitioners from within the institute. Professional learning will take place in our well equipped primary training classroom at The Maltings in Halifax. At the training centre, you will work with a group of trainees, which will allow you time to collaborate, share good practice and engage in peer support. You will spend the majority of your training year in one school, but will also complete an alternative placement in a contrasting school, where you will have the opportunity to experience a different setting.

Our School Direct programme offers the highest quality training in a supportive, rich learning environment. You’ll learn in small, friendly and collaborative groups, designed to give you the confidence to succeed.

Assessment is typically through the completion of a range of classroom activities, written assignments, reports, personal subject audits and the development of portfolios of evidence.

School placements

Our provision is growing, and we are now partnered with a wide range of schools across the region. You will spend the majority of your training year in one school, but will also complete a short alternative placement in a contrasting school where you will have the opportunity to further develop your teaching skills. In addition, you will gain experience working within schools with specialist provision, such as a special school or PRU, as well as within a secondary school. You will undertake your placements in two consecutive key stages; Early Years and Key Stage 1, or Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. During your first placement, you will work under the guidance of the class teacher to build your confidence and develop essential planning, teaching and behaviour management skills. As your placement progresses, you will begin to take more ownership of learning. Your second placement provides an alternate experience where you will further develop your classroom skills. It is an opportunity to challenge yourself within a contrasting setting and it allows you to build new networks. After Easter, you will return to Placement A, where you will consolidate your practice and build your teaching commitment, preparing yourself for progressing into your ECT year.

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 science.

We accept equivalency tests from You can also contact them on 01277 203336. You have the option of a course or test only.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm and a genuine desire to inspire young people
  • A commitment to helping every child succeed
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Resilience and the willingness to receive and act on advice
  • A realistic understanding of the role of, and demands on, the primary school teacher
  • The ability to manage time effectively
  • Evidence of self-motivation in personal learning
  • A passion for Maths

If you have the drive and passion and want to make a difference to learners and their communities, we want to hear from you.

Other requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service and Medical Offers will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and trainees must not previously have been barred from teaching or working with children. We also ask you to complete a conduct a health declaration to ensure that you have the health and physical capacity to teach.

Experience We encourage you to spend some time gaining experience in a primary school to give you a greater insight into your career choice and help you decide whether teaching is right for you. Other areas of relevant experience may also support your application.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

A School Direct place costs £9,250 and is payable in 3 instalments across the academic year. Payments are made directly to Huddersfield University. Non-salaried applicants can make an application for a Student Loan to cover the cost of tuition fees and living expenses where necessary.

About the training provider

Trinity Institute of Education and Huddersfield University have developed an innovative school-led teacher training programme for School Direct 2022. We have over 45 schools across West Yorkshire, offering rich opportunities for trainees to access the highest quality training in a diverse range of establishments including academies, church schools, schools with 6th forms, primary schools with early years provision, grammar schools, and schools with dedicated special needs provision.

Our School Direct programme has been created in partnership with leading practitioners from both the University and across the institute, as well as subject specialists from our sister organisations White Rose Maths and West Yorkshire Maths Hub. We ensure a collaborative approach between all partners, led and quality assured by a team of experienced senior leaders, dedicated to providing the very best training experience for our School Direct students. We have a strong focus on ensuring that our trainees are fully supported to develop their knowledge, skills and professional attributes in order to become outstanding and inspirational teachers.

A world-class education system requires world-class teachers and this unique programme sets out to address this challenge. Trinity Academy Halifax is the lead school - graded outstanding in all areas. We are dedicated to developing the teachers and educational leaders of the future. Staff are able to access quality CPD programmes, designed to ensure our outstanding teachers also have the opportunity to develop into outstanding leaders.

Interview process

The Trinity Institute of Education and Huddersfield University partnership have a rigorous recruitment and selection procedure. We select our trainee teachers not only against academic criteria, but also on their passion for teaching all learners, excellent subject knowledge and whether they have the aspiration and drive to be an outstanding and inspirational teacher in and out of the classroom. You will be shortlisted for interview based on your application. The interview process typically lasts for a day. The following selection procedures are designed to assess your suitability for training to teach:

  • panel interview with members of the institute.
  • teach a 10 minute numeracy session to a class of children in one of our partnership schools.
  • complete a short Maths and English test to enable us to evaluate your skills. From this process we will see whether you have the passion, drive and skills to train to teach in one year.

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

We offer disabled access across the Institute and recommend applicants to discuss their individual needs with us so that we can place you in the most appropriate school for your training year.

Contact this training provider

The Maltings
Maltings Road
West Yorkshire

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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Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022