Ashlawn Teaching School
Primary (3C9H)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
The University of Warwick
Financial support

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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
August 2020

About the course

This salaried route means you are employed by your host school and will earn a salary while you train. The host school will pay your QTS fees, but you are responsible for the cost of the PGCE.

To apply for the salaried route it is recommended you have at least 3 years full time work experience.

As a salaried member of staff you will have you own lessons and may be asked to take on additional duties and tutor groups. After Christmas you will move to a second placement for 6 weeks as a contrasting experience, then after half term return to your host school for the remainder of the year.

You will:

• have a school-based key stage mentor, a professional mentor and a university teaching fellow for support

• support from colleagues to help formulate your individual style of teaching

• be provided with a teaching timetable within ITT requirements

• plan and evaluate taught lessons with the support of your mentor

• be formally observed and discuss in a follow-up meeting (once per week)

• create a portfolio of evidence during the year to evidence you have met the teaching standards for QTS

• attend university day once a week and several alliance days across the year

• be required to submit assignments, spread across the year, which will be assessed at Masters Level for your PGCE

Please see the Warwick University website for the most up to date course information as the Core and School Direct routes are virtually identical.

( or please feel free to call Mrs. Dixon on 01788 573425 between 9am and 3pm Mon - Fri to discuss your routes, options, and what's involved.

Interview process

Interviews will be conducted by the Head of Teaching School in the partner primary school where you wish to be hosted for your main placement.

You will complete a written assessment (1 hour) then you will participate in a lesson, we will ask you to prepare a 10min maths or English activity (details and key stage given prior to interview), followed by an interview with the Head of Teaching School and a senior member of staff from the host school.

How school placements work

You will be hosted by a base school for the majority of the year, with a contrasting placement in the spring term. We arrange for you to visit the school and staff before the interview to ensure you are both happy, it is a difficult training year and a good fit is essential to your happiness and success. You're required to attend lectures at university 1 day a week and alliance days throughout the year.

You will be supported by a class mentor, professional mentor, the teaching school and a teaching fellow from the university.


Salaried trainees receive a salary from the school (on the Unqualified Teacher Scale) which is around £16,500.

Bursaries, scholarships and financial support from Student Finance England isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



You should be a graduate, with an honours degree grade 2:2 or above or equivalent qualification. You require a standard equivalent to a grade C/ level 4 in GCSE English, mathematics and science.

Your qualifications must be completed before the commencement of your training place.

Equivalency tests are accepted at the university’s discretion.

NARIC equivalency certificates are required for any degree or school qualifications gained outside the United Kingdom.

Personal qualities

We require:

*a desire to teach, motivate and enthuse young people

*interest in and commitment to the education of children

*a flexible approach to learning and teaching

*good oral and written communication skills

*a readiness to listen and share

  • a love of your subject

Other requirements

Previous experience of working with young people strengthens an application

About the training provider

Ashlawn Teaching School (Innovation Learning and Leadership Alliance) is a partnership of schools in Rugby, Warwickshire, and Leicestershire. Together we seek to provide teacher training opportunities based in local schools with a common core of development opportunities focussed on the wider educational community. We create personalised training programmes with a breadth of experience and outstanding support to develop balanced well-rounded teaching professionals. At the heart of our alliance is the desire to provide learning communities where students can experience outstanding learning.

Our School Direct Alliance is led by Ashlawn School, an outstanding bilateral secondary academy, which has an outstanding record of training teachers with experienced mentors across a wide range of secondary subjects.

"Ashlawn Teaching School has been incredibly supportive and fundamental to the successful completion of my teacher training. Without their advice and support at vital times throughout the year, I would have struggled to stay on track and meet targets. I would recommend Ashlawn Teaching School to anyone looking to complete their ITT" - 2018-19 history trainee

Training with disabilities and other needs

Ashlawn Teaching School team tailor our training process to the specific needs of each trainee and we work closely with our partner schools and universities to ensure this critical training year runs as smoothly as possible for each trainee's individual needs.

If you have a disability, including a specific learning difficulty, we strongly recommend you include this in your application form, so we can support you right from the beginning of the process.

Contact details

01788 573425
Ashlawn Road
CV22 5ET


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: 1XO
  • Training programme code: 3C9H

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
Ashlawn School
Ashlawn Road, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5ET
Yes -
Hillmorton Primary School
Watts Lane, RUGBY, Warwickshire CV21 4PE
No A

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