East One Partnership Primary 5-11 (1LSN)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Leeds Trinity 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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

East One Partnership consists of a small, highly-successful group of schools within Bradford.

We provide high-quality, bespoke teacher training opportunities in a school-centred, supportive learning environment.

The aim of our school direct programme is to maximise your training in school and in classrooms. Working with many inspirational teachers across the partnership, you will experience a wealth of classroom experience, supporting you with your continuous professional development. We will build your knowledge and teaching ability so that you can become a confident and inspiring practitioner.

At all stages of your training, you will be supported by experienced mentors who will support and encourage you to develop your skills and improve your performance. All mentors are trained so they will have the necessary coaching and mentoring skills to support you throughout your placement.

School placements

You will gain substantial training in a school environment. The course will provide you with supported, school-based experiences, split into three teaching placements; giving you the opportunity to develop your confidence and teaching knowledge during each stage.

Your first placement will be in a host school, followed by a second and third placement in a home school. All the placements will provide you with school-based training during which you will gradually build up the amount of time you spend teaching.

All of the placements will take place in our partnership schools.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Please contact us regarding equivalency tests and what we may accept.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

Financial support from the training provider

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

East One Partnership consists of a group of schools within the Bradford East area. As a cluster of highly-successful schools, we have developed strong links across the partnership and have a number of skilled professionals on-hand to develop your skills and experience.

We offer a PGCE (5-11) Teacher Training Programme.

The school direct programme offers a highly effective route into becoming a confident and successful practitioner. It consists of three placements across two settings. You will be placed in one of our partnership schools, working alongside good and outstanding teachers. With the support of trained mentors and experienced class teachers, on-going feedback and training will ensure you reach your full teaching potential.

You will receive teaching from Leeds Trinity University and training from East One Partnership. You will have access to Specialist Leaders of Education, who will contribute to your continuous training and professional development.

We are eager to recruit trainees who share the same values and vision to inspire, challenge and motivate learners. Following a year of successful training, you will be awarded QTS. When applying for jobs at the end of the course, we will support you through the application process.

Interview process

If you shortlisted for interview, this will take place at Fagley Primary School.

The interview process will consist of a classroom based exercise where you will be observed interacting with a group of pupils. There will be a short skills based task and a face to face interview with a panel of school leaders.

You will also have the opportunity to look around school and ask any questions.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are fully committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and other needs. All partner organisations and schools participating in the programme have clearly established policies, processes and systems in place. If you have a disability or additional needs, East One Partnership will ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to accommodate any additional requirements.

Contact this training provider

Fagley Primary School
Falsgrave Avenue
West Yorkshire

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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