Primary (35J5)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
University of Wolverhampton
Financial support

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 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 or nursery and key stage 1

You will also have experience in secondary - a range of days experience

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

You will gain the vast majority of your experience with the lead school and 6 weeks in the spring term at another partner school

There is a gradual build up of days where you teach the class working towards whole class responsibility

Interview process

Panel interview - a series of questions will be asked

audit of English and maths

How school placements work

2.5 terms in lead school - this will have been arranged prior to interview

half-term in another school in another key stage


The unqualified teachers' pay scale will be used in discussion with the lead school

Applicants need to have got their lead school to agree financial support before applying

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



GCSE English maths science

2:2 or above

Personal qualities

current primary experience / insight

passion and enthusiasm

school recommendation

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

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


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: 14S
  • Training programme code: 35J5

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
Hundred Acre Road, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield B74 2BB
Yes -

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