Primary (2W6K)

QTS full time

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

QTS (qualified teacher status) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020

About the course

The course is a 12 month course starting in September 2020. During the course you will have taught session at the University of Wolverhampton and 2 extended school placements with Linden's alliance of schools - a range of schools that are outstanding and good.

You will have experience throughout the primary range including key stage 1 and key stage 2

You will also have experience in EYFS and secondary

Each trainee has a tutor to support you achieve the Teachers' Standards

Lindens Teaching School is in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton - Gorway Road Campus

Interview process

The interview process consists of you meeting a member of staff from the teaching school and a member of staff from the university. You will have the opportunity to discuss ypur experience and why you want to be a teacher. A series of questions will be asked

How school placements work

All placement schools are within the alliance of our teaching schools and will be within the West Midlands area

You will have primary experience and an attachment in key stage 1 and in key stage 2.

Experience and additional days will be spent in EYFS / nursery and secondary


The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

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



GSCE English, maths, science

2;2 OR above

Personal qualities

experience that is current in a primary school

insight into Primary practice

About the training provider

We at Lindens Teaching School offer 2 routes to teaching in a primary school:

School Direct Tuition

School direct Salaried

Both routes, on completion, award you QTS and you gain teaching experience in 2 Key Stages during the year-long course.

School Direct Salaried routes are funded by a school where you are likely to have worked or are working in a classroom assistant or support role. You spend 2.5 terms in a lead school and .5 term in a second school. The lead school funds your course and this needs to be agreed prior to application

School Direct Tuition routes cost £9000 and the route enables you to gain experience in 2 different school settings within Lindens and their partners.

Experience in school settings will provide insight into outstanding practice and knowledge of SEND, EAL and mastery of the curriculum

Assessment is through the Teachers' Standards

You will have access to an Outstanding school and work within a vibrant community of learners and partner schools.

Please check Lindens school website for further details

Prior to commencing the course GSCE English, maths and science is required and degree 2:2 or above - previous school experience is desirable to support your application

About the accredited body

The University of Wolverhampton is our accrediting provider awarding QTS and PGCE and MA credits.

It is a local provider geographically which will deliver subject-specific sessions during the year of training.

The campus is based in Walsall and during the year you are expected to visit and train with the UoW staff.

Salaried routes attend approx 30 days during the academic year

Tuition routes attend during the Autumn and Spring Terms

Both courses commence September

All trainees are allocated a university tutor.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We at Lindens pride ourselves on our inclusive practice and policy

Within the lead school we have an inclusion unit which as a trainee you will have access

We welcome all applicants to apply as we cater for all needs

Do not hesitate to contact the Director, Chris Randall, to discuss further

Contact details

Lindens Primary School
Hundred Acre Road
West Midlands


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Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Hundred Acre Road, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield B74 2BB
Yes -

Support and advice

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