Poole Teaching School Alliance
Primary (34Q3)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The Learning Institute South West
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

Poole TSA are passionate about engaging high quality, enthusiastic, motivated people in the teaching profession. We have teamed up with The Learning Institute to offer our hugely successful teacher training programme for Primary Years. The School Direct route into teaching successfully engages theory with practice throughout the training year. Our trainees are welcomed into a local school as part of the teaching team from the very beginning of the year.

The School Direct programme enables theory of teaching and learning to be very quickly put into practice. Trainees spend approximately four days a week in their placement school and one day training in local schools with excellent current practitioners.

This programme is awarded a PGCE, with QTS. Trainees graduate as a Primary teacher, qualified to teach 3-11 years. Poole TSA passionately believe in securing the principles of Early Years Education to provide for steady foundations into the Primary Phase and this is integrated across our training.

Poole TSA pride ourselves in supporting our trainees to be resilient and well prepared for the career ahead of them. 100% of trainees who have completed their PGCE with us remain in the profession, since the programme began in 2014.

The Poole TSA School Direct programme is about success. We work closely with our trainees to enable them to get the very best from the programme and prepare them to provide the most excellent learning experiences for the children they work with.

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Training with disabilities and other needs

We are a fully inclusive training organisation. At The Learning Institute you will have support from your academic tutors, your module tutors and from a whole host of support staff and services, including a Student Support Manager who can provide:

  • support for students who have a disability, medical condition or Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) e.g. dyslexia
  • support for students with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • support relating to mental health liaising with Course Representatives

advice relating to maternity leave

Please refer to our policies and Student Life tab at (www.learninginstitute.co.uk).

Contact details

Broadstone First School
Tudor Road
BH18 8AA


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: 1RP
  • Training programme code: 34Q3

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
Broadstone First School, Tudor Road, Broadstone, Poole BH18 8AA
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Support and advice

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