Swiss Cottage Teaching School Alliance
Primary (25WQ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
UCL, University College London (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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Primary Non-Salaried (School direct tuition fee route/PGCE with QTS full time) this route you will join other student teachers on one of the PGCE programmes at the IOE while undertaking your teaching experience in a participating school.

Sixty days training will be provided by the IoE the rest of the training will be based in school on classroom placements.

How school placements work

The host school will be a school within the Alliance, you will have the opportunity to visit the school before hand.

We will not expect you to commute for more than an hour.


The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



  • GCSE (or equivalent) grade in Maths, English & Science A - C or 9 -5. BTECs and Applied Science are not accepted on this course. Please check your qualifications.
  • Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) 2:2 or above.

About the training provider

We are working to a vision of Special and Mainstream schools; future proofing classrooms to offer the best teaching and learning for our time. We believe in delivering effective personalised learning in the classroom.

We will do this by harnessing the expertise in inclusion, leadership and mentoring-coaching within the alliance applied to continuous professional learning of practitioners.

Right now we are driving to create a centre of excellence for inclusive teaching and learning & system leadership that contributes directly to School Improvement at Swiss Cottage and across our alliance. Our aim is to create a Teaching School infrastructure that shifts culture within and across schools to contribute to a shared vision.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Swiss Cottage TSA will look at every candidate. If you do need extra support, please state this in your application. Extra time will be allocated for the interview process as well as any other additional needs you may feel will help.

To discuss this further please contact Paranie via email @

Contact details

80 Avenue Road


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