Ryders Hayes Teaching School
Primary (3FCQ)

PGCE with QTS part time

Accredited body
Birmingham City University
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
27 March 2019
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

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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

Ryders Hayes School was one of the first Teaching Schools in the country, gaining the status in 2011. We are a National Teaching School with a strong culture of staff development and have joined forces with other local good and outstanding schools to create a strong and diverse Teaching School Alliance offering added value to the training experience.

The Ryders Hayes Partnership strongly believes in creating a ‘best fit’ between the host school and the School Direct trainee, in the belief that they are one of the staff team and a potential employee. Carefully planned induction and expert mentoring are key to our trainees success.

Training will be delivered by the lead school from expert facilitators, providing an outstanding ‘hands-on’ school-based experience. A bespoke training package for each trainee, including additional support in specialist subjects, promotes access to all aspects of school life.

Where suitable vacancies arise, an offer of employment at the end of the training will be made by the host school, or assistance given with gainful employment within its alliance of schools. We have extremely high employment rate for our trainees.

Our School Direct trainees feel like members of staff; with support from their peers; the staff and University team; have weekly school practice in their school; and find themselves positioned at the forefront of education, well prepared as much sought after and highly employable teachers.

About the accredited body

We at Ryders Hayes, as lead school, are in our seventh year of School Direct, working alongside Birmingham City University (BCU) as our chosen accredited ITT provider. We have over fifteen schools, including Ryders Hayes, in our Partnership.

The Routes

There are two School Direct (SD) routes –

1.School Direct Training Programme (tuition fees/training route) – funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, (either directly or with a Student Loan Company (SLC) loan).


Training with disabilities and other needs

We are fully accessible to all and will make reasonable adjustments where required.

Contact details

Gilpin Crescent
West Midlands


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: 131
  • Training programme code: 3FCQ

Choose a training location

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

Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Gilpin Crescent, Pelsall, Walsall WS3 4HX
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