About the course
The programme is aimed at those who want to teach children in the 5–11 age range, that is, at Key Stages 1 and 2.
In order to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status trainees must meet the Teachers' Standards set by the Government and so the programme is designed to enable trainees to achieve this by offering a balance of school and University-based periods during the year.
The programme is one-year, full-time and its structure is closely linked to the term dates of local schools, with registration taking place in early September and the course finishing at the end of June.
The University-based element of the course comprises
• Core subjects
• Foundation subjects
• Professional Studies Course
The school-based element of the programme is largely taken up by two Teaching placements but there are also many other half and full-day visits to schools. In your application you can select a preferred location for one of these placements.
Competition for places is strong.
You are interviewed by a member of the host school's leadership team and a tutor from the University. As part of the interview process you will be expected to deliver a short 'teaching' session to a small group of students and then have a one-to-one interview with the school team member and the university tutor.
You will also be expected to undertake some university admissions tests at the time of interview.
How school placements work
Trainees undertake two periods of teaching; one in the spring term and one in the summer. Each placement is of eight weeks’ duration and is preceded by two weeks of preparatory time in the placement school. The aim is to give every trainee a wide range of experience, encompassing pupils of different ages and schools of different size and type.
We work in partnership with over 150 primary-phase schools in the region, ranging from small, rural schools with approximately 50 pupils to large urban schools with over 600 pupils.
For each teaching placement, trainees are assigned a university tutor who offers support and guidance before and during the placement. This complements the role of the school mentor, who is able to monitor and assist the trainees’ development on a day-to-day basis.
University tutors and school mentors work closely in partnership with one another to ensure the best possible outcomes for all trainees.
During the year trainees will have the opportunity to teach all primary curriculum subjects, with an emphasis on English and mathematics. The overall teaching load for the spring placement is 60-65%, with an increase in the summer to 70-75%. This provides a firm basis for the 80% teaching load during the NQT year.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £12,800
Actual fee to be confirmed for 2020-21 entry, the fee published was for the fee for 2019-20 entry.
Please contact Hull University FACE Admissions Team on 01482 466530/465974 for any further information required on Fees.
If you are an International student from a non-EU country you will be charged the standard overseas student fee.
Training bursaries are available for some subjects for all UK and EU postgraduate teacher trainees.
For information visit the following website for information.
Entry requirements: Applicants must possess GCSE at grade C/4 or above in English Language, Maths and Science and a degree of a British university, or equivalent. The University states that prospective applicants hold a degree 2:2 or above. However we will also consider applicants who hold a 3rd Class Degree alongside vast school experience.
We are looking for applicants with
• A commitment to primary education
• An ability to motivate and inspire children of all abilities
• Energy and enthusiasm
• Effective interaction with children
• An ability to work under pressure
• Perseverance and flexibility
• Oral and written communication skills
• The ability to work co-operatively
• An awareness of current educational issues
• A broad subject-knowledge base
• Reflection, self-evaluation and a willingness to learn
• Awareness of what being a primary teacher entails
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:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Ainthorpe Primary School
Ainthorpe Grove, Willerby Road, HULL HU5 5EB
Edward Heneage Primary Academy
Edward Street, Grimsby DN32 9HL
Endike Lane, Hull HU6 7UR
Medip Avenue, Scartho, Grimsby DN33 3AE
Wold Primary Academy
Wold Road, Hull HU5 5QG
Support and advice
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