Pudsey Primrose Hill
Primary (3DRN)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Educate Teacher Training
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.primrosehill.leeds.sch.uk/

About the course

All trainees spend a full-time year teaching and training in schools, but also attend provider-led lecture/workshop sessions to enhance understanding of Primary classroom practice. Centralised, core training days cover content such as Behaviour Management, an Environment for Learning, Planning and Differentiation, Assessment, Diversity, Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and e-safety. This is supplemented by a programme of Primary curriculum subject knowledge (including Phonics), delivered in Pudsey's purpose-built training facilities and directly related to the realities of the classroom.

All trainees submit three assignments throughout the year:

  • A School Based Independent Study (a Child Study)
  • Teaching and Learning through a Scheme of Work
  • Effective Assessment

Trainees are continually assessed on their developing teaching ability through an ongoing process of observation and feedback by their school based trainers and mentors. Final assessment is made on a trainee's ability to exceed the minimum level of the Teachers' Standards to a good or outstanding standard.

Interview process

After UCAS application, suitable candidates are invited to a selection event at Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School in Leeds - although please note that a trainee may be placed in any school in the Leeds/Bradford School Direct consortium (i.e. not necessarily Pudsey Primrose itself).

The selection event will consist, as a minimum, of

• the assessment of personal qualities and attributes

• assessment of the ability to communicate effectively

• an assessment of the literacy and numeracy skills required to teach

• an evaluation of current educational knowledge and understanding

• a presentation

• an interview.

Candidates are interviewed by Pudsey Primrose/Consortium School Headteachers or Senior Leaders and/or Educate Teacher Training personnel.

How school placements work

Trainees are placed in a main training school for the majority of their training, but spend six weeks in a contrasting school immediately after Christmas. The main and contrasting schools are all part of the Leeds/Bradford School Direct consortium.

Primary (3-11) trainees choose whether to focus their training on the 3-7 or 5-11 age range and this determines the age of the pupils they will teach in the two main placements.

Training should never cover fewer than 4 school year groups and so ample provision is made to meet this criteria and to ensure that trainees experience a suitable range of placement enhancement in their main and other schools.

All Primary trainees spend at least one day in a 0-3 setting, in a Special School or PRU and in a Secondary School. They also visit a school with good EAL provision if this is not experienced in their main or contrasting school.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £8,750
EU students £8,750
International students £8,750

The QTS programme with PGCE costs £8,750, for which a student tuition fee loan can be accessed.

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

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

Requirements

Qualifications

An undergraduate degree.

GCSE Maths, English and Science at a standard equivalent to Grade 4.

Personal qualities

We are looking for confident and capable applicants who demonstrate true commitment to a teaching career and a robust, determined, positive attitude. We are looking for trainees who can fit very well into their school team, who can respond positively to feedback and who can make a valuable contribution to school life. We are not looking for a 'finished product' but for trainees who demonstrate real potential to succeed. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively with a whole range of people and be engaging, warm and sociable. They should be organised, prepared and professional.

Other requirements

Enhanced Criminal Record Check.

About the training provider

Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School in Leeds is the lead school of a long-standing and very successful School Direct partnership, offering both salaried and fee-paying Primary training routes to QTS. Trainees are employed by, or placed in, up to 15 Primary schools in the Leeds/Bradford area and recruitment and retention rates following the programme, which is accredited by Educate Teacher Training, are exceptionally high. The fee for non-salaried trainees includes a PGCE (and 60 Master's credits) awarded by Leeds Beckett University. Salaried trainees can choose to add the PGCE for a fee of £2,000.

All trainees, salaried or not, spend a full-time year teaching and training in schools, but also attend provider-led lecture/workshop sessions to enhance understanding of Primary classroom practice. Centralised, core training days cover content such as Behaviour Management, an Environment for Learning, Planning and Differentiation, Assessment, Diversity, Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and e-safety. This is supplemented by a programme of Primary curriculum subject knowledge (including Phonics), delivered in Pudsey's purpose-built training facilities and directly related to the realities of the classroom.

All trainees submit three assignments throughout the year:

  • A School Based Independent Study (a Child Study)
  • Teaching and Learning through a Scheme of Work
  • Effective Assessment

Trainees are continually assessed on their developing teaching ability through an ongoing process of observation and feedback by their school based trainers and mentors. Final assessment is made on a trainee's ability to exceed the minimum level of the Teachers' Standards to a good or outstanding standard.

About the accredited body

Educate Teacher Training is the provider, accredited by the DfE and accountable to Ofsted, which recommends all School Direct trainees for QTS. Their highly successful partnership with Pudsey Primrose Hill, over many years, has led to a increasing number of teachers recruited and retained in the Leeds/Bradford area. Educate Teacher Training are proud to be associated with such a high-quality programme and to work with Pudsey Primrose to develop outstanding trainees, mentors and NQTs. Educate Programme Leaders are 'highly sensitive to the well-being of their trainees' (Ofsted, 2018).

Training with disabilities and other needs

Educate Teacher Training has a designated tutor for trainees with disabilities and other needs. Steps are taken, before the programme begins, to fully assess the needs of trainees so that all aspects of the course are accessible to them and personal requirements accommodated.

Educate have, in the past, supported trainees with dyslexia, physical impairment and mental health conditions to successfully complete their course. A collaborative approach is taken to ensure that study needs assessment reports, school partners and university colleagues are consulted to design a complete package of personal support.

Contact details

Email
school.direct@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk
Telephone
0113 257 4129
Website
http://www.primrosehill.leeds.sch.uk/
Address
Primrose Hill
Stanningley
Leeds
Pudsey
LS28 6AB

Apply

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: 1AY
  • Training programme code: 3DRN

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
Primrose Hill, Stanningley, Pudsey LS28 6AB
Yes -

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