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

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Birmingham
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

The courses will begin in September 2020 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 (University of Birmingham) 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 as well as three formal assignments that focus on key areas of teaching and learning.

How school placements work

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 5 primary 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.


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

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.

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.



The academic requirements are:

  • A grade C (or better) in GCSE English, mathematics and science
  • A degree class 2.1 or above

Other requirements

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

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.

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 details

01214 222629
Moat Road
West Midlands
B68 8EE


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