NETT Art and design (U619)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
North Essex Teacher Training (NETT)
Financial support

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
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

This full time course leads to QTS and PGCE (60 Master’s credits), which includes KS5. There is an option to opt out of PGCE and take a QTS only route.
The course runs in Colchester and the surrounding area. Trainees have a mentor throughout the course and are very well supported in a long established training programme.

School placements

There are two school placements throughout the year to enable trainees to access a range of schools and courses. Visits to special schools and primary schools are also included. Longer placements in special schools may be possible. NETT arranges placements in most cases although applicants can also do this.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

We accept equivalencies from: and


Trainees are paid by the school on the unqualified teacher’s pay scale.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

We are a small supportive ITT provider with excellent outcomes and an outstanding employment record. We offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, from the University of Suffolk, with QTS. THE PGCE carries 60 Master’s credits. We offer courses at both primary and secondary level (11-16 years with post 16 enhancement).

Our full time course runs from September to June / July. All trainees have experience in two mainstream schools, covering at least two key stages. There is also the opportunity to train in a Special school and a 6th form college. Most schools are located in the North Essex area (Colchester and the surrounding towns).

For more information, please contact a member of the course team on 01255 431949, email or visit our website

Interview process

The interview will involve a presentation, interview, subject based written task and numeracy task and completion of a subject audit. You will need to bring your portfolio to the interview.

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 regularly train teachers with disabilities. We aim to enable all trainees to reach their potential and make reasonable adjustments if necessary. We work with the University of Suffolk to provide student support for dyslexic trainees and offered wellbeing as part of our training course.

Contact this training provider

01255 431949
Tendring Education Centre
Jaywick Lane
CO16 8BE

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service 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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