Our Part-Time Primary course is a flexible, two-year training programme designed especially for people have a passion for teaching early years pupils but who may have family commitments or need to work while training.
Altogether, over the two years, you will have more than 120 days in school, ensuring that by the time you reach the end of the course, you’ll be a comfortable and confident classroom practitioner.
In addition to the days in school, you will have eight days of input over the two years with the University of Leeds as part of Red Kite’s exclusive partnership with them. This will be completed through blended online tutorials, remote learning and face-to-face lectures.
There are four PGCE academic modules across the two years and you will gain 60 masters credits, two assignments in Year 1 (30 credits) and two assignments in Year 2 (30 credits).
Professional learning days are included in the training days, although there may be an occasional requirement to attend an event such as an employment conference with peers across all programmes. There are a number of training venues spread right across the region to make this as convenient as possible.
Our hybrid approach to learning combines traditional classroom experiences and digital course delivery, ensuring that you:
- Can manage your time to meet course deadlines.
- Get the flexibility of online learning with the stability of in-class instruction.
- Save time travelling to training venues.
- Benefit from a personalised training programme designed to fit around the demands of their everyday life.
You will follow a carefully designed plan to support your learning. The course is structured to make sure that you take on classroom responsibility in a systematic manner, building your confidence, pedagogy and subject knowledge.
A detailed calendar and handbook provide you with all the information that you will need to plan ahead. Over the two years, you will have taught in at least two schools and in two key stages. We recommend that you stay in one school for each year of the programme.