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The Diocese of Hereford Multi Academy Trust Primary 5-11 (X839)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Worcester
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
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
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Course summary

Our School Direct route (5-11) is a practical, hands on route into teaching. By the end of the course trainees are assessed to achieve QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education). By choosing the school direct route, you are immersed in school life from the start with the support of teachers and university staff.

The DHMAT have a number of subject specialists who will deliver high quality and bespoke training sessions to support our trainees in the classroom in meeting the teacher standards. Trainees undertake two contrasting school placements in different schools and two different key stages (minimum 120 days) along with the entitlement to experiences in Early Years, Year 6, a special school or behavioural unit and KS3.

Training takes place mainly at Ludlow Primary School or in St Thomas Cantilupe CE Primary as well as the University of Worcester and occasionally at other locations suited to the professional study sessions. QTS and PGCE are awarded through University of Worcester (our provider).

To qualify to apply, applicants need a degree 2.2 or above and GCSE grade 4 or equivalent in English, Maths and Science. For further information please see DHMAT

School placements

Our school placements are carefully selected to match the trainee needs, whilst bearing in mind travelling distance. School placements will take place in contrasting schools to enable trainees to get the broadest range of experience possible. We work with a range of schools across Shropshire and Herefordshire and our trainees have the opportunity to visit a wide and diverse range of settings.

Trainees spend 120 minimum days in school and there are around 30 professional study days during the year.

  • Placement 1 – September until December (either in KS1 or KS2)
  • Placement 2 – January until March (alternative key stage to the one completed in first placement)
  • Placement 3 – April until July (this will be in the same key stage as first placement)

For this course you will teach and qualify for the 5-11 age range.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Ludlow Primary School
Clee View, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1HG
St Thomas Cantilupe CE Primary School
Coningsby Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2DY

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 will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

Training with the Diocese of Hereford Multi Academy Trust (DHMAT), in partnership with The University of Worcester, allows you to become immersed in a collaborative group of schools across Shropshire and Herefordshire.

The School Direct course is run from Ludlow Primary School and St Thomas Cantilupe CE Primary and is supported by professionals who have led these courses for a number of years. Ludlow Primary School (SY8 1HG) and St Thomas Cantilupe (HR1 2DY) are both perfectly placed whether you should live in Powys, Shropshire, Herefordshire or Worcestershire. The DHMAT draw on specialist support and training from staff across their schools. These schools include:

  • Bishops’s Castle Primary School
  • Bitterley CE Primary School
  • Burford CE Primary School
  • Burley Gate CE Primary School
  • Condover CE Primary School
  • Eastnor CE Primary School
  • Ludlow Primary School
  • Morville CE Primary School
  • St Edward’s CE Primary School (Dorrington)
  • St George’s CE Primary School (Clun)
  • St Michael’s CE Primary School (Bodenham)
  • St Thomas Cantilupe CE Primary School (Hereford)
  • Tenbury CE Primary School

For further information on the course go to The University of Worcester (

Interview process

As part of the interview process you will:

  • have an interview with a panel made up of representatives from the school and the University of Worcester (this may be via Zoom/Teams).

During this interview, you will be given the opportunity to discuss your experiences to date, including opportunities you have had to work with school-aged children and any transferable skills you can offer.

We will also invite you to an interview day which will consist of:

  • a small group activity which you will be informed of before you arrive
  • informal conversations with staff and children

This will also give you the opportunity to meet us, have a look around the school, ask questions and learn more about our course.

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

Diocese of Hereford Multi Academy Trust and the schools within the alliance are inclusive schools that endeavour to meet the needs of trainees and pupils with disabilities and other needs.

Please contact Ludlow Primary School or St Thomas Cantilupe CE Primary to discuss how your individual needs can be best met within your training.

Contact this training provider

01584 873602
Clee View

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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