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North Essex Teacher Training (NETT) Primary with Maths (3F2G)

PGCE with QTS full time

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
3 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

NETT (Primary) offers a full time, one year course leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Education (University of Suffolk) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The ‘Primary with Maths’ course offers everything included in the general curriculum for maths, teaching maths across all year groups and maths co-ordination in the primary school. You must hold an A-level in maths at Grade B or above.

The rigorous and relevant school-based programme has been developed by a group of Headteachers in the Tendring area and includes significant school experience, block teaching practices, training and tutorials. The majority of training sessions are delivered at the NETT centre, using other partnership school venues as appropriate. School experience and teaching practices take place in two different schools within the local area. There is a choice of age range: Pathway One 3-7 years (Early Years and Key Stage 1) and Pathway Two 5-11 years (Key Stages 1 and 2).

School placements

During the Autumn Term, trainees move through a sequence of graduated teaching and learning experiences; observations; one to one work with pupils; group work; collaborative planning and teaching with a Mentor and finally supervised whole class teaching. The pace of this progression is adjusted according to the trainee’s perceived strengths and needs. By the end of the Autumn Term, all trainees will have taught a number of whole lessons in readiness for the Spring Term.

During the Spring Term placement, trainees are expected to take an active role involving whole class teaching and to record development in key areas. It is expected that during the block practice, trainees will teach and plan for approximately 50% of a teacher’s normal workload.

During the second block practice in the Summer Term the teaching timetable increases to 80% of a primary school teacher’s timetable. The other 20% is made up from PPA time; observing good practice and completing final tasks. By this point in the course, it is necessary to consider new challenges e.g. trainee’s involvement in after-school clubs, community work, organising visits. The need to consolidate experience is vital, yet this placement should not become a plateau of learning.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

In order to be accepted onto the course you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • gained an honours degree, normally at 2:2 or better*;

  • passed GCSEs or equivalent, in English, mathematics and science at grade 4 (or above: or equivalent);

  • passed A Level Maths at Grade B or above.

  • We occasionally accept a potential Trainee with a third class degree if we consider, as a panel, that the candidate is suitable, following in-depth discussion about the extenuating circumstances which have affected individual performance at undergraduate level and consideration of appropriate teaching experience.

Personal qualities

We look for a commitment to lifelong learning, a sense of humour and a genuine ability to engage in the reflective processes required.

Other requirements

In order to be accepted onto the course you will also need to meet these criteria:

satisfied the entry qualifications as set out in the NCTL ITT Criteria;

  • presented evidence of a satisfactory enhanced level DBS check; and

  • had a satisfactory medical check.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £8,900.

About the training provider

NETT 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.

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

Interview process

On line Application

  1. Short listing

Applications are first checked against the NCTL criteria for entry to ITT. We look for your experience in a primary school and/or working with primary aged children;

  1. Interviews

The interview consists of a presentation; a practical teaching task with a group of children; a written evaluation of this activity; a formal interview; a written task and a maths test. We are looking for potential to teach; an understanding of the physical and emotional demands of the job (as well as the intellectual capacity needed); and your availability and commitment to the full SCITT programme.

Final Selection

Our decision to offer you a place is made based on recommendations from all members of the partnership involved in the interview process. You are selected on your merit, taking into account all elements of the selection process.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We can train candidates with varying needs. In the last year we have successfully trained people with dyslexia and mental health conditions. We have provided extra support and personalised their learning to ensure that they become confident teachers.

Contact this training provider

01255 431 949
Tendring Education Centre
Jaywick Lane
Clacton on Sea
CO16 8BE

Support and advice

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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 5pm (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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Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You'll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year from 9am on 5 October 2021
  • submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021