Glen Hills Primary School
Primary (33WY)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Northampton
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

Teacher Training

Glen Hills Primary School is an outstanding school which has gained an excellent reputation over the years for training and developing teachers. For a number of years, we have worked successfully with Leicester University and their P.G.C.E. and Q.T.S. students. More recently, we have trained GTP students in conjunction with Derby University, many of whom are now employed within our staff.

Following the introduction of the School Direct Training Programme, Glen Hills applied to become Lead School with the University of Northampton from September 2014 as we felt we could put our extensive experience into training the next generation of teachers who feel they would benefit from being immersed in high quality and forward thinking, educational establishments. We have a number of specialist teachers at Glen Hills from P.E. to Science.

If you would like to train under the School Direct Programme with a group of fantastic schools who are well established in the field of teacher training, and a University with an extensive wealth of knowledge and quality, then look no further!

There are a number of Primary schools within Leicester and Leicestershire who are part of our School Direct Partnership. We would hope that after your placement we would be able to employ you at one of the following schools should your placement be successful and opportunities arise. However, you will be required to go through the interview process as normal under the ‘fair recruitment act’.

About the accredited body

We have over 40 years of successful experience in initial teacher training. We are passionate about inspiring change which transforms the lives of children both in the UK and internationally.

ITT programmes received an Ofsted grade of 'Good' in November 14. The Ofsted report comments on the strongly cohesive training programmes between the University and partner schools. Individual students are very well supported during their training and into their teaching posts. Trainees are well prepared to teach the primary/early years curriculum through the use of interactive face to face technology enhanced learning events as well as on line packages.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Training with a disability

The University of Northampton offers support for applicants with a declared need. Individual meetings are held with trainees throughout the year with the Head of Initial Teacher Training and Programme Leader to discuss needs and signpost support.

Contact details

Featherby Drive
Glen Parva


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