HART of Yorkshire
Primary (5-11) (2MBY)

PGCE with QTS full time

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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020


About the course

HART of Yorkshire SCITT offers school-based routes into teaching. Our programmes lead to qualified teacher status recommended by HART of Yorkshire SCITT and a PGCE (worth 60 masters credits) awarded by Northumbria University. The 5-11 route enables you to experience the whole of the primary phase. We will give you all the support and knowledge you need to develop an evidence-based approach to teaching. You will complete four academic assignments by the end of the training year.

  • Induction Day - Takes place in July and is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet other trainees and learn about the training year. You will be given details of your placement school so that you can arrange to meet your tutors.

  • Front Loaded Training - The first two weeks of the programme are structured so that you are prepared to start your school placement. You spend 8 days in central training covering topics such as child protection, safeguarding and behaviour management. The other 2 days are spent in school getting to know your class. After this initial period you spend four days per week in school and one day in central training. Central training will develop your subject knowledge and pedagogy so that you are confident to teach all subject areas with a particular focus on Mathematics, English and Science.

  • Placements - You will spend time in at least 2 contrasting schools in KS1 and KS2. Our placement schools are in Harrogate, Leeds, Ripon, Skipton and many rural schools in North Yorkshire as far as Hawes and Leyburn. In addition to the 2 main placements, you will have mini-placements in a special school, a school that specialises in teaching children with English as an Additional Language and a day in a school with a focus on differentiation. The advantage of training with a SCITT is that you experience the full school year from September to July, which fully prepares you for your first year of teaching.

  • Assessment - All trainees are assessed against The Teachers’ Standards through lesson observations. These lesson observations contribute to the 3 formal assessment point throughout the year, which provide you with feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement.

  • Structured Mentoring - During your course you will work with many inspirational teachers who will teach you how to enthuse and engage young people.

How school placements work

Placement schools are selected on suitability for the trainee and geographical location. Placement schools are matched with trainees based on the current strengths of the school. In this way we ensure that trainees have the best possible support in school over their training year. Starting on the first day of the autumn term, you will be based in your main placement school. You will be seen as a member of staff, quickly appreciating the workplace and seeing theory put into practice every day. You will undertake training by staff in your school as well as workshops and other activities with student teachers from across our alliance of schools.

When you are ready, you will start to take responsibility to deliver parts of lessons on your own. The ITT programme will build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. As you become more confident and competent you will take on greater responsibility until you are teaching full lessons.

You are required to teach in 2 schools during the course of the year. The first placement (Autumn) and the third placement (Summer) are usually in the same school. In the Spring term you will spend time teaching in another school. Our placement strategy is aimed at giving you the best preparation possible for your teaching career.

You will need to demonstrate that you meet the Teachers’ Standards to achieve QTS. You will also complete academic assignments in order to achieve a PGCE. These assignments are focused on your understanding of how children learn, your specialist subject knowledge and your vision for education.

Throughout your year you will be supported by a well-trained school-based tutor, your academic tutor, the programme leads and your link tutor.


The course fees for 2020 to 2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Where trainees need to extend their placement due to absence through illness or where there has been a delay in the development progress of the trainee, additional charges may be made when training extends into a further training year.

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



GCSE: Grade C or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science. These three qualifications should have been awarded prior to application or be underway during application. Equivalency examinations are accepted but NOT in Key Skills at Level 2. HART offer equivalency testing in Science.

A Level: Minimum 2, preferably 3 A-levels of good grades.

Degree: 2.1 honours degree from a UK University or equivalent qualification ( 2.2 degrees will be considered if supported by evidence of other academic achievement, experience or personal qualities).

Some experience of being in a school is helpful prior to application.

Personal qualities

You will be able to demonstrate -

  • A high degree of emotional intelligence, the ability to empathise and have a sound understanding of equality and diversity.
  • A real sense of moral purpose and a tireless energy to achieve the best for your pupils.
  • Commitment, resilience and the ability to reflect in order to learn from your own experiences as well as the experiences of others.

Other requirements

We will need to complete the following for all applicants prior to the start of the programme:

  • More detailed references
  • Identity and security checks
  • Health Checks

About the training provider

We are a specialist primary training provider based in North Yorkshire. We have very high rates of completion and employment at the end of the programme.

Our trainees tell us that they love training with us, would recommend the programme to others and are well supported during their training year both in school and by the central SCITT team.

HART of Yorkshire SCITT operates as an independent provider of initial teacher training. Our programme, administered by Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust, runs across schools in North Yorkshire and Leeds. Our cutting edge training draws upon the best research and development across the globe, with nationally acclaimed trainers who prepare trainees for a successful career.

“Training focuses on teaching and learning, is continually updated, linked to evidence-based research and rooted in successful classroom practice.” Ofsted 2018.

Training with disabilities and other needs

HART of Yorkshire SCITT believes that diversity in applications to initial teacher training brings a richness to education in our schools.

Considerations are made at the point of application and after the offer of a place on the programme, a health questionnaire and full assessment is completed and adjustments are made to support accessibility for trainees with physical, mental or other health issues.

Placement schools across North Yorkshire are selected to support trainees with accessibility issues. Trainees needing support in different ways will be placed according to the strengths of the schools within the partnership.

The main central training site and on-line learning platform supports access for all learners.

Contact details

07710 759472
HART of Yorkshire SCITT
Bilton Grange Primary School
Bilton Lane


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