Tidal Teaching School
Primary (25P5)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Hull
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

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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

Tidal Teaching School is an alliance of high successful schools in Hull and the East Riding.

Schools in the partnership range from the ethnically diverse and inner city, to rural and market town but share a common attribute in that they offer an outstanding professional training experience for graduates new to teaching.

Secondly, where teaching opportunities within the partnership arise, outstanding qualified teachers who have trained with us have the strongest chance of gaining employment.

Our PGCE Initial Teacher Training Programme will:

• Be based predominantly around school experience, with outstanding training delivered at the host and alternative placement schools, in collaboration with the University of Hull.

• Lead to full PGCE with QTS and Masters Credits (linking to your Continuing Professional Development within the partnership).

• Lead to a planned career path within our partnership, provided we are able to offer you a position.

In 2018 100% of Tidal graduates were successful in gaining employment.

For 2019/20 Tidal Teaching School Alliance will be offering Primary (5-11) and EYFS (3-7) focussed School Direct routes to gaining a postgraduate teaching qualification:

For 2019-2020 a third of the training will be provided by University of Hull and the remainder will be led by outstanding practitioners and specialist leaders of education from within a school setting, as well as experienced mentors from across the teaching school alliance.

Tidal also offer placements within an outstanding Special School and Behavioural Unit.

About the accredited body

The University of Hull are committed to providing their students with top-class facilities and an ideal environment in which to live and learn, which is why they're undergoing a £200-million project to dramatically improve their buildings and facilities.

Hull has been identified as the UK's most affordable city for students in 2018* and was identified as the City of Culture for 2017.

The University of Hull has very strong partnerships with local schools and teaching school alliances offering excellent guidance and support.

*Information taken from Natwest Student Living Index 2018

Training with disabilities and other needs

All schools in the partnership have up to date accessibility plans and are continually working to ensure all needs are accommodated in our schools.

Any candidates with additional needs receive additional time when completing University skills tests as part of the recruitment process.

Contact details

Tidal Teaching School Alliance
Gillshill Primary School
Cavendish Road


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