Swindon Initial Teacher Education
Primary (227S)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Gloucestershire
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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.

Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

Swindon Teaching School was accredited as a Teaching School in 2012 in the first cohort of Teaching Schools. Our vision for our Teaching School Alliance is one which:

*is outward facing, with honesty, trust and a shared moral purpose to get the best possible outcomes for all of our children and young people in our schools

*supports and challenges all staff to consistently improve, have high expectations and a determination to be outstanding practitioners and leaders through research and development groups, continuous professional development and school to school support.

*encourages schools to work together to support and challenge one another resulting in more outstanding schools due to rapid and sustained progress for all pupils

*values the highest quality professional development of staff from Initial Teacher Training through to development of new and existing Headteachers

*is self-improving, with a focus on improving outcomes for all stakeholders within a value-for-money framework and a rigorous QA focus

creates a national model of excellence which is innovative and influences the national educational landscape.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Equal opportunity is the right of everyone to equal treatment and to be respected as an individual.

Trainees are advised to consult the University of Gloucestershire and Swindon Teaching School websites for all aspects regarding Equal Opportunities, Harassment and Bullying Policies etc.

Contact details

01793 818603
Swindon Teaching School
The White Horse Federation
Plymouth Street


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 12Q
  • Training programme code: 227S

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Name Address Code
Drove Campus Plymouth Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 2LB D

Advice and support

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