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Devon Moorland Schools Partnership Primary (348S)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Plymouth Marjon University
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

The Moorland School Partnership (MSP) provides a unique opportunity to learn from a wide range of schools with excellent practice and expertise. What we can offer you

  • Outstanding training for trainee teachers in a range of contexts.

    • Shared exceptional practice and specific expertise across the schools.
    • Outstanding teachers as experienced trained mentors with rigorous training.
    • Contrasting settings to ensure breadth of experience for trainees.
    • A wealth of experience in coaching and deep mentoring available within the partnership.
    • Working in partnership with University of St. Mark and St. John to support trainee teachers for excellence.
    • Ensuring that trainees reach their full potential in aspiring to become outstanding teachers.
    • Moorland School Partnership is committed to innovative, systematic collaboration where best practice can be shared and benefit all.

School placements

Our training programme is supported in schools by experienced and expert staff, who are also outstanding practitioners.

Aims of the course: To provide outstanding training for a Post Graduation Certificate of Education with Qualified Teacher Status. To prepare teachers of tomorrow with the skills and knowledge needed to provide challenging and engaging learners. Each School Direct trainee will undertake two placements, a longer placement starting in their ‘home school’ and a second shorter placement usually taking place in one of our other partner schools.

Partnership Schools: St. Andrew’s C.E. (Aided) Primary School (Lead School) Gulworthy Primary School Mary Tavy and Brentor Primary School Milton Abbot Primary School Lamerton Primary School

For further details of the scheme please contact

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Applicants must have a degree normally at 2:2 or above and GCSE English, Science and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above. The Numeracy and Literacy Skills Test will need to be taken as part of the application process and you must have passed them both before the start of the course. Pass a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check as a ‘Trainee School Teacher’ and meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental ‘Fitness to Teach’. School Direct candidates must meet the standard entry requirements of the University and be approved by the University.

Personal qualities

Enthusiastic, independent, resilient and motivated graduates who will:

Have a demonstrable rapport with children and an enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of our children.

Fully endorse the ethos and values of the partnership and individual schools in developing the ‘whole child’.

Be committed to becoming an outstanding teacher by responding to the opportunities available.

Be responsible for your own learning and deepening of knowledge to develop understanding of how children learn, from national and international research.

Fully embrace professional standards, including becoming a key member of our team to embrace the wider life of the school.

Other requirements

All applicants will be subject to suitability checks. This includes a full enhanced disclosure and barring check for child and adult workforce, as well as clearance by your HEI Link Occupational Health department.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

Your tuition fees are paid to our link HEI. The current tuition fees for this programme are £9,250, however funding and bursaries may be available.

About the training provider

Our Moorland School Partnership (MSP) are recruiting students to train in our many schools. We are also part of a wider network of schools across Devon, Plymouth and Europe as part of Erasmus+. St Andrew’s C.E. (Aided) Primary School is situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Buckland Monachorum, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Our aim is to provide a living, Christian school environment, where the full potential of each child is realised through personal, social, academic and spiritual development. ‘Learning together what is good and right.’ Job 34: 4 We are a Church of England School that is required to be distinctly Christian and inclusive. This means that we welcome those who have a Christian faith, those who have no faith and those of other faiths. Our core Christian values are embedded at the heart of the school and this has a positive effect on children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning and the relationships of pupils and adults in the school.

At St Andrew’s we believe that character education is about devel-oping people who can flourish in all areas of their lives and for this reason our values are taught with a coherent and rigorous sense of purpose based on a firm Christian foundation.

About the accredited body

Plymouth Marjon University Teacher Education Partnership is a well-established partnership between the University and Schools in the South West, London and Service Children’s Education. It is a values-based collaborative partnership that ensures excellent outcomes for pupils, trainees and teachers. It is rated good with outstanding leadership and management by Ofsted. You will spend time studying your subject specialism with peers from the University and then develop these skills with training in the school setting. You will have two mentors, one at your home School and a University based Tutor to guide you through your year.

Interview process

If you are invited for interview you will receive full details of what will be expected of you in a letter of invitation. We work closely with our HEI link partner in the selection process. You will be expected to be familiar with key issues and developments in primary schools - especially those in your subject area. It will help you to read the educational press and to talk to teachers and those currently undertaking teacher training. Our interview procedure is a rigorous and thorough process, designed to get the best match of applicant to the School Direct places available.

You will have the opportunity to spend time in one of our schools during the interview day to get a flavour of our partnership and the ethos of the school

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and other needs and with our HEI partners make reasonable adjustments to ensure that the training programme is accessible to all. Please find detailed information about the support we provide in conjunction with our HEI partner below. University of St Mark and St John (Marjons) :(—inclusion-advice-service/)

Contact this training provider

01822 853153
St. Andrew's C.E. (Aided) Primary
Buckland Monachorum
PL20 7NA

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