Teach North: West Yorkshire
Primary (Physical Education) (39Q4)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Leeds Beckett 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

As a Teach North Primary PE trainee, you will complete one placement in Key Stage 1 and one placement in Key Stage 2. There will be training opportunities for you to plan, deliver and assess PE lessons across the whole school and discuss the PE Coordinator role.

You will create a classroom climate where children can develop the characteristics of good learners and the vital skills required for the next phase in their education.

Alongside your pupils, you will explore the entire primary curriculum, from the daily teaching of phonics to Geography, from spelling patterns to Design Technology to name a few areas! This broad range of subjects and learning opportunities will deepen children’s educational experiences whilst building a solid foundation of subject knowledge and skills.

Your classroom will be brimming with interactive, engaging lessons where pupils develop their confidence, a sense of achievement and a love of learning.

On completion of this programme, you will be awarded a PGCE with QTS and 60 Masters credits in Education from Leeds Beckett University.

You’ll be delighted to know that we have a strong partnership with Leeds Beckett University and their Carnegie School of Education, which has been named by the Department for Education as one of the best provides of initial teacher education in the country. This partnership creates a collaborative model of training.

Click here to read about one of our Primary PE trainees

Interview process

If you meet our entry requirements, you will be invited to a remote interview to complete our selection process.

Click here to explore our remote interview process

How school placements work

During the programme, you will complete two placements in our alliance schools and academies. The location of these placements is decided by the Teach North team who will consider your home location, mode of transport and the capacity of the school or academy.

Click here to discover our placement schools

You will be assigned a trained mentor to support and celebrate your progress as you enter the teaching profession.

Click here to meet our mentors


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



  • Applicants should have at least a 2:1 honours degree, or a 2:2 honours degree plus evidence of wider experience in a UK school or foundation setting relevant to Primary education.

  • All applicants must have grade C / grade 4 passes in GCSE English Language, Maths and a Science (or equivalent) before making their application. Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.

Personal qualities

Teach North is seeking applicants with the following qualities:

  • A genuine desire to put children first and a commitment to improving the life chances of young people
  • An ability to engage with students in a personable and professional manner
  • Resilience, flexibility and a passion to succeed in the teaching profession

Other requirements

Successful candidates must obtain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding suitability to work with children. Admission is also dependent on a satisfactory medical examination.

About the training provider

Teach North offers a School Direct programme that strives to develop, support and celebrate excellent trainee teachers who are well-prepared for the profession.

We are an integral part of a high-performing multi-academy trust, Outwood Grange Academies Trust. We embrace the opportunity to ensure that all children, irrespective of their starting point, receive an excellent education.

We relish the opportunity to be part of the much needed regeneration of the areas we work in. We are serious about the part we have to play in regenerating the areas we serve by placing an outstanding school at the heart of the community.

To do this, we ensure that:

  • students are always at the forefront of what we do, so we can help them to reach their potential
  • that all our staff strive to be experts in our respective fields
  • together, as a trust, we are obsessive about attaining the highest standards, thereby enhancing children’s life-chances.

Quite simply, we want to be known for placing:

Students first; raising standards and transforming lives.

About the accredited body

We are proud to be working in partnership with Leeds Beckett University to deliver teacher education. Leeds Beckett University is one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next two years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We offer disabled access across our family of schools and invite all applicants to discuss their individual needs with us so that we can place you in the most appropriate schools and academies for your training year.

Contact details

01302 720787
Outwood Conference Centre, Tenter Balk Lane
South Yorkshire


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Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Brandy Carr Road, Kirkhamgate, Wakefield, WF2 0RS
Yes -
Outwood Primary Academy Bell Lane
Bell Lane, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7JH
Yes F
Outwood Primary Academy Darfield
Snape Hill Road, Darfield, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 9LT
Yes G
Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane
Ledger Lane , Outwood , Wakefield , West Yorkshire , WF1 2PH
Yes K
Outwood Primary Academy Littleworth Grange
Littleworth Lane, Lundwood, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 5RG
Yes 2
Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate
Canal Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3 3HU
Yes E
Outwood Primary Academy Newstead Green
Cow Lane , Havercroft , Wakefield , West Yorkshire , WF4 2BE
Yes V
Outwood Primary Academy Park Hill
Irwin Crescent , Eastmoor , Wakefield , West Yorkshire , WF1 4QY
Yes 4

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