Future Stars TSA
Primary (3FDS)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Goldsmiths, University of London
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
30 January 2019
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

Future Stars Teaching School Alliance (FSTSA) is led by Queensbridge an 'Outstanding' primary school with a fantastic record of training high calibre students. As a National Teaching School our Head Teacher, Sarah Bailey OBE, is a National Leader of Education. We have a vibrant curriculum and our Specialist Leaders of Education offer expertise in Reading, Restorative Justice/Early Years/Modern Foreign Languages/Computing Drama/Science and Art.

FSTSA consists of a network of likeminded schools; Our partner universities hold longstanding global reputations for excellence: with UCL/IOE we offer a salaried primary QTS route and with Goldsmiths University we offer a primary salaried QTS and PGCE option. FSTSA offers students a blend of school-based experience and university learning ensuring breadth of experience and exposure to a wide range of teaching practices. Students are based in class alongside an experienced teacher. Many of our teachers began as school direct students themselves, so they offer a wealth of experience.

All of our students benefit from a strong network that supports quick progress in becoming outstanding practitioners. At school, an experienced school-based mentor will offer practical advice, regular meetings, observation opportunities, and a listening ear when needed. Students also have a university tutor who will visit at regular intervals throughout the year to support their progress.

Friday is a study day for students, either at University or at our student HUB which provides excellent opportunities to meet other students and the chance to benefit from the expertise of Specialist Leaders of Education across our Teaching School Alliance.

About the accredited body

Goldsmiths has been educating teachers since 1904, and is renowned as a leader in the field of teacher education supporting the development of exceptional teachers for world class schools.

The PGCE (QTS) programme at Goldsmiths has been designed to:

• Promote Reflection: a strong sense of identity built upon research and experience.

• Recognise Inclusivity and Diversity: rights respecting and recognising political, social, economic and cultural dimensions of practice.

• Celebrate Creativity: using imaginative and innovative strategies to support learning.

• Develop Confidence and Engagement: steering the course of the profession both locally, nationally and globally.

Further information at: https://www.gold.ac.uk/pgce/primary/

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are a highly inclusive, equal opportunities setting and have trained staff that are happy to discuss any applicant's needs individually with them.

Contact details

0207 254 1186
Future Stars TSA
Queensbridge Primary School
Queensbridge Road
Hackney, London
E8 4ET


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: 1BR
  • Training programme code: 3FDS

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
Albion Drive, Dalston, Hackney, London E8 4ET
Yes -

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