Hudson Primary School Primary (3-7) (3DYN)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Associated Merseyside Partnership 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
3 to 7
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

The AMP SCITT programme is a school based, 100% teacher led training route. Many trainees go on to work within the Associated Merseyside Partnership (AMP), although there is no absolute guarantee of employment.

Key aspects of the training

  • Day one in school- you start on the first day of term as a member of staff, welcomed by your fellow teaching professionals.
  • Develop the skills, enthusiasm and confidence, you need to be a successful teacher of pupils of all abilities through two separate and contrasting placements
  • Build your knowledge of primary education and specifically curriculum delivery for nursery, reception and years 1 and 2 through working with practising teachers and the latest educational research.
  • Learn about the wider role of teachers in school and child development.
  • Develop as a reflective practitioner and be fully prepared for your NQT year.

This is an intense school led programme. Support is an important part of the training and you will receive personalised coaching that will enable you to set targets and achieve to your highest potential. You will receive support from;

  • School Subject Coach
  • School Professional Mentor/Head teacher
  • SCITT Management team
  • Our team of Subject Expert Practitioners for Literacy, Numeracy, outdoor learning and the foundation subjects.

The course is 38 working weeks in length. During the first term you will spend up to 4 days a week on school placement and 1 day a week participating in our Centre Based Training delivered at the LLT Academy of Teacher Education, Vortex House. The first term also includes subject specific workshops building your knowledge of the Primary Curriculum. This means trainees will spend up to 150 days of the course actually training in school. One of the major strengths is that the training is delivered throughout the course by practising teachers within our schools who are able to model best current practice. During the course you will also complete a PGCE (60 Masters level credit), assessed by two written assignments. As a trainee teacher with AMP you will have full access to the Liverpool Hope University, the on-line library and student services to support your academic writing. Assessment for the QTS award is through an e-portfolio of evidence of your teaching practise and lesson observations.

There are 5 review points across the training year to support your continued development.

School placements

All trainee teachers are required to complete two contrasting school placements: with AMP SCITT the main placement is known as the Home School. In Term 2 you will experience a contrasting placement in your Away school for approximately 10-12 weeks, returning to the Home school for the whole of term 3. One placement will cover reception and/or nursery education and the other year 1 or 2. Additionally, AMP SCITT will ensure all primary trainees experience the teaching of KS2 and visit Secondary schools to understand the importance of effective transition and the KS3 curriculum. We have a personalised approach to placement selection. We utilise information from interview to select the most appropriate home school to allow you to develop quickly and then your away school placement is informed by your e-portfolio. For details of our partner schools please review our website by clicking here. There will be some scope for trainees to have additional enrichment placements including Special Needs and pupil referral units depending upon your career aspirations and interests.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
AMP SCITT @ LLT Academy of Teacher Education
Vortex House, Enterprise Way, Wavertree Technology Park, Liverpool, Merseyside, L13 1FB
Greenpark Primary
Green Lane, Liverpool, L31 8BW
Holy Rosary Primary School
Oriel Drive, Liverpool, L10 6NJ
Hudson Primary School
Moorhey Road, Liverpool, L31 5LE
Redgate Primary
Redgate, Liverpool, L37 4EW

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’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

Details of providers and fees will be discussed at interview

Personal qualities

Teachers inspire, that’s just one of the qualities AMP SCITT looks for in our trainee teachers. You need to have the ability to empower students to think critically, be innovative, creative, adaptable, passionate, and flexible. Your interpersonal skills need to encourage and motivate students and you should able to solve problems, self-direct, self-reflect, and lead.

Other requirements

You are also required to demonstrate competency in Fundamental English and Mathematics which will be assessed at Interview. Although not essential applicants can benefit from relevant school experience. Click this link for further details.

Fees and financial support

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

There is a £60 fee for a DBS certificate.

About the training provider

Hudson Primary School is a lead school for The Associated Merseyside Partnership SCITT (AMP). We offer a range of primary programmes with our schools guiding many successful trainees into the teaching profession and we have a passion for developing future leaders of education. Our course is led by experienced practicing teachers who ensure your learning is completely focused on working with and in schools. We have an excellent training and employment record. End of course evaluations also show our trainees are highly confident and feel that we have prepared them well for their future careers. The wide variety of primary and secondary schools we work with is a major strength of the partnership. We can offer trainees a teaching experience in mixed comprehensives or a single sex school, age ranges from 3-18, faith schools and Academies. In short AMP SCITT has friendly, well equipped schools that offer a wide range of personalised educational experiences. We understand the needs of Initial Teacher Training and ensure a successful transition to NQT year by creating a supportive community network. Links to all the partner schools can be found on our website. Our trainees graduate with a PGCE with QTS including 60 credits at Post Graduate level towards a Masters degree through Liverpool Hope University. To access our website, please click here

About the accredited body

Associated Merseyside Partnership SCITT (AMP SCITT) is part of Lydiate Learning Trust (LLT). AMP SCITT has a proven track record in successfully training high quality teachers that go on to become valued employees of local schools. Our training curriculum is developed and delivered by current, practising teachers and informed by the latest educational research. Our success has been recognised by the National Association of School Based Teacher Training (NASBTT) and OFSTED. We have a strong partnership with Liverpool Hope University, who deliver the PGCE element of our programme.

Interview process

The initial stage of selection is reviewing your APPLY application. We ensure your qualifications meet our entry requirements and your personal statement indicates you have a passion for education and working with children. If you are successful, you will be invited to interview hosted Online or at the Academy. This is usually within 1-2 weeks of receiving your application. The interview process will include the following:

  • Tour of the Centre
  • Opportunity to ask questions/obtain further information
  • A panel interview probing your knowledge of Primary School Education
  • A prepared presentation
  • A prepared lesson plan for a literacy lesson
  • Assessment of Fundamental English and Mathematics

At AMP SCITT we are looking for candidates who have a passion for Primary Education, but it is just as important that teachers have personal attributes that will help them to relate to young children and enable them to communicate effectively. Appropriate ICT and interpersonal skills with an awareness of teaching and educational issues within primary schools is expected for a successful candidate.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We endeavour to ensure equality of training and teaching opportunity across our diverse trainee teacher community. AMP SCITT will take reasonable steps to ensure that the general need for access and the specific requirements of individuals with additional support needs are addressed. Our team works with disabled students in order to minimise any potential disadvantage they may face because of their condition. Mental health and well-being Adjusting to a new role can be difficult for some. Stress factors such as moving away from home, academic demands and financial worries can all impact on trainees’ mental well-being. We provide support for anyone who is experiencing any form of mental health difficulty. Counselling We provide access to a professional and confidential student counselling service to help you with any personal issues that may be affecting your studies, self-esteem, relationships, emotional or general feelings of well-being. Disability access Applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their UCAS application so that they can be considered for placements at the most appropriate schools.

Contact this training provider

0151 526 3814
Hudson Primary School
Moorhey Road
L31 5LE

Support and advice

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