Inspiring Leaders - Transform Trust
Primary (3-7) (T805)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Inspiring Leaders with Discovery Schools Trust
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

Trainees will work alongside others on the 5-11 pathway to ensure that they are also gaining an overview of primary education to recognise their role within the bigger picture of a child’s journey in school. Placements will provide experiences in EYFS and Key Stage 1. The first term will be in KS1 to ensure that knowledge and theory from teaching can be embedded. Trainees will then move into an EYFS setting during thier alternative placement. School based training alongside training sessions and high quality tutoring and mentoring will provide opportunities for trainees to plan, teach and manage learning for children aged 3-7 years. Trainees will therefore have the ability to assess and progress learning, build professional relationships and maintain high quality learning environments. Specialist sessions will be provided by an SLE in Early Years supported by other relevant personnel to ensure that the trainees have a broad view of the EYFS provision. Additional sessions will allow trainees to experience specialist knowledge at a greater depth and couple it with tasks and experiences in their host schools Click here

Interview process

How school placements work

Our EYFS course will require you working in two contrasting schools across our partnership, depending on the location selected. We call these placements your host and your alternative school. You will complete your placement at your host school in the Autumn and Summer term, whilst your alternative placement will be completed in the Spring term. With each placement, you will change year group to cover these 3 age phases: EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2.

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The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

Financial Support

On our course, trainees are entitled to the same financial support as other teacher training courses. Those from the UK or EU are eligible for student loans in order to help cover tuition fees and maintenance.

To find out more about your a student finance loan please see our website.

Currently there are no Bursaries available. Click here

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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.

Financial support from the training provider


There is currently a bursary available for the General Primary with Maths

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A UK degree is required to join the course. Candidates with a 2:2 will be considered.

GCSE’s or equivalent at grade C/4 or above in English, Mathematics and Science. Work experience is recommended.

ILTT has a School Readiness Programme that will help you to gain the right pre- course experience to support your application.

[If you would like us to help you gain this school based experience please get in touch via our email

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Personal qualities

At Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training we are looking for 5 key qualities in our trainee teachers. These key qualities are what we think you will need in order to help you become a Qualified Teacher.

  • Emotional Intelligence and Resilience
  • Knowledge and Professionalism
  • Creativity
  • Good Communication Skills
  • A Capable Reflector

We are looking for candidates that have a good awareness of current educational issues and have a deep understanding and open mind about how they affect children and schools. As well as an ability to act with professionalism and integrity.

Other requirements

About the training provider

Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training, is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated partnership of schools working across Nottingham and Derby City working together to develop outstanding teachers and leaders of the future.

As a trainee teacher with Transform you will be in the heart of our vibrant and diverse school communities making a daily difference to children. You will work in our urban hubs as a role model and innovator in our culturally rich schools. Transform will invest in you as a person and professional from the very beginning of your teaching career. You will be championed by a network of expertise in inspiring and creative learning environments. Our specialist support continues into your NQT year and beyond. A world of opportunity awaits you!

Our SCITT / School Direct training route provides all trainees with a blend of school experience alongside an innovative and inspiring taught programme, leading to the award of QTS and a PGCE, with our partners the Nottingham Trent University.

We are passionate, experienced and successful at developing great teachers ‘Together we Achieve’.

We offer more than just a one year teacher training programme by supporting trainees into employment in our schools and delivering ongoing career opportunities tailored to their needs.

For more information visit our websites:

Call us on 0116 3184066 or email us at

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are an equal opportunities provider and provide support for all our students with their learning requirements.

Our partner universities provide support for trainees with different needs and learning requirements.

This can be discussed at the screening and interview process.

Contact details

Windmill Lane


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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
Sneinton St Stephen’s C of E Primary School
Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, NG2 4QB
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Support and advice

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