Equals Trust
Primary (P676)

PGCE with QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
Nottingham Trent University
Financial support

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
16 months
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020


About the course

This apprenticeship is intended for teaching staff who are employed by a primary and already have a degree, but do not yet have a teaching qualification or Qualified Teacher Status and wish to attain this. Apprentices join our PGCE courses and learn alongside other postgraduate trainee teachers, while being placed in their employing school for the majority of the year and another school for part of the year. Successful apprentices will achieve a PGCE qualification from NTU, be awarded Qualified Teacher Status, and be certified as having completed the Level 6 Teacher Apprenticeship. The overall aim of this apprenticeship is to develop professionals who will have the necessary subject knowledge and professional skills to motivate and inspire pupils to learn, and who can make a significant difference to the schools in which they work. Location: Primary Schools within the Equals Trust Modules:

  • Primary Professional Practice
  • Learning and Teaching - Professional Studies
  • Learning and Teaching - Primary Curriculum and related Pedagogy
  • Primary Education Independent Study
  • Primary Education Independent Study Course length 16 months full-time

Fees 9,000

How school placements work

One main school placement with a short time at a sister school in a different key stage. A mentor will be allocated.



Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



  • A UK honours degree or equivalent, at a minimum 2:2 in a degree related to National Curriculum subjects, or to education or child development more generally, will also be considered.
  • GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at minimum grade C or equivalent. Applicants with pending qualifications will be considered.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service and Prohibition Order checks and a satisfactory health check passed prior to enrolling.
  • Two references - one academic and one vocational.

About the training provider

Equals Trust, formed in 2016, is a primary multi-academy trust based on the principle of equality with the aim of allowing member schools to maintain their ethos and unique identities within a tight local network. It has strong mutual accountability, shared support services and a strong collaborative approach to staff development and school improvement. Students training with us will get to access courses and training across the whole Trust.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Both schools offering placements in 2020 have full accessibility.

Contact details

Tollerton Primary School, Burnside Grove
NG12 4ET


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Location Vacancies Code
Tollerton Primary School
Tollerton Primary School, Burnside Grove, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG12 4ET
Yes K

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