Furley Park
Primary (332B)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Canterbury Christ Church University
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

The Furley Park Organisation is a group of successful primary schools who work closely together to offer high quality initial teacher training. The training programme is lead by Alan Peach, Head of Staff Development and Action Research at ACE Academy and is tailored to the needs of our students. Because we are a small organisation, we are able to personalise our training to meet the needs of our trainees. Although employment at the end of the training cannot be guaranteed, all of our trainees in recent years have remained within the organisation to complete their NQT year in teaching. The schools within the organisation all have their own unique character and so alternative placements offer a complete contrast to the trainees' main school placement. We have worked closely with Canterbury Christ Church University for many years to offer innovative, relevant and exciting teacher training that equips our students with the skills, passion and commitment they need to teach in the 21st century.

About the accredited body

The Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University is recognised as a centre of excellence for teacher education and development and is actively helping to shape education practice regionally and nationally, through its research and teaching. Their initial teacher education (ITE) programmes are considered to be among the best in the country. The School Direct course at Canterbury aims to harness the knowledge and experience of school colleagues in the delivery of courses, working in partnership with the experience of accredited ITT providers.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The schools within our partnership maintain an environment in which equality of opportunity in all aspects of education, training and employment can be realised.

Every person regardless of age, culture, race, religion, gender, disability or family background has, in all dealings with others, the right to be recognised and treated on their individual merits without prejudice.

In all aspects of our academy life we are committed to this policy and actively promote equality of opportunity in our daily practice.

We have schools within the partnership which are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

If you have additional needs we would strongly urge you to contact Janine Blundy, the partnership lead, who will be able to discuss these needs with you and let you know how the partnership and the university would be able to support you. jblundy@furleypark.org.uk

Contact details

Furley Park Primary Academy
Reed Crescent
TN23 3PA


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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 1YV
  • Training programme code: 332B

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Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Reed Crescent, Kingsnorth, Ashford TN23 3PA
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