Our Lady and St Hubert’s Catholic Primary School Primary (2P52)

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

Accredited body
Haybridge Alliance SCITT
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 - full time
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

The courses will begin in September 2022 and last for one academic year with a trainees time being divided between school based placements (approximately 80%) and structured training days (approximately 20%) which will take place at either Our Lady & St. Hubert’s or at one of our partner organisations within the MAC and focus upon key educational theory and practice. On the 46 week programme a trainee’s time is divided between Teaching Experiences and structured training sessions looking at subject delivery and wider professional issues. The teaching commitment will build up over the year: 50% in the Autumn term, 60% in the Spring term and 80% in the Summer term. During the course trainees will be supported by their school-based practitioner who will be a good or outstanding teacher and leader within the school. Trainees will be assessed on a combination of evidence gathered during the teaching experiences, a range of tasks linked to Our Lady & St. Hubert’s/partnership workshops.

School placements

School direct is a school-led training course which gives you the chance to learn ‘on the job’ in a school. You work as part of the teaching team from day one, learning from experienced, highly-skilled colleagues and you immediately put your new skills into practice. You spend on average 80% of the week in one of our 10 MAC partnership schools teaching in EYFS and Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We have worked very closely with our partnership schools over many years and have excellent relationships with them. They share our ethos, understanding the importance and value of school led teacher training. You will have three school experiences throughout the year ensuring you gain experience in EYFS, key stage 1 and 2 enabling you to teach 5-11 year olds. You spend your first and last school experience in the same class, in the same school. Your second school placement is in different school ensuring you gain a wider experience in your training. You also spend time in key stage 2 and spend a day at a local secondary school in order to gain experience of the key stage above where you will be qualified to teach.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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.

Other requirements

Successful candidates will be required to carry out an enhanced DBS check before commencing the programme.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2023 to 2024 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

Financial support from the training provider

Once individuals have accepted a place, they can then make applications for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England, to cover the cost of their training.

About the training provider

Our Lady & St Hubert’s Catholic Primary School is a place where, as quoted in our latest Ofsted report, ‘outstanding teaching happens every day’. A family atmosphere ripples throughout every aspect of our school days, underpinned by values which drive our Catholic life and ethos forward. You can view our latest inspection report here

It gives an insight into the rapid and sustained progress children make and their outstanding behaviour.

SHAPE is the name of our highly successful teaching school, driven through outstanding leadership to impact on teaching standards regionally, nationally and internationally. We lead a rigorous and supportive School Direct teaching programme, which includes Qualified Teacher Status. You will find a wealth of information on our [website]https://www.st-huberts.sandwell.sch.uk/)

You are welcome to contact us to arrange a personal visit to our school if you would like to see for yourself our outstanding environment, project based learning and meet welcoming staff team.

Interview process

Teaching Task with a small group of children at Our Lady and St Huberts Primary School. Presentation to Depty headteacher and Student Mentor Lead for the school. Formal Interview with Depty headteacher and Student Mentor Lead. English Task Maths Task

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 welcome applications from all , please visit our policies on our school website.


Please feel free to call and speak to us if you wish to discuss specific needs.

Contact this training provider

01214 222629
Moat Road
West Midlands
B68 8ED

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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