HART of Yorkshire
Part Time PGCE with QTS (3D9C)

PGCE with QTS part time

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
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

There are eight main elements to the programme:

  • Induction Day – 30th August, is when all of the trainees come together to meet the team and in the afternoon they spend some time with their school based tutors in their tutor groups.
  • Trainee School Visit Day – held in July for trainees to meet their tutors in school.
  • Beginning of Training – the programme begins at the beginning of September. Trainees spend four days together over the first two weeks at the central training venue in Harrogate preparing to start their placement
  • Placements – Trainees have a part-time non assessed placement starting in September in a school of their choice with full-time assessed teaching practices in different schools in the Spring term. Year 1 teaching practice is 8 weeks full time, year 2 teaching practice is 9 weeks full time.
  • Structured Mentoring – to develop classroom skills and to support the application of skills, knowledge and understanding gained by trainees as they progress through the programme.
  • Distance Learning – to support more rural areas a hub model has been adopted. This will involve some on-line learning, reinforcing central and school learning.
  • Tutor Groups – Each of four key geographical areas have tutor groups led by skilled and well trained professionals supporting and progressing the development of the trainees and enabling support from other trainees in your area.
  • Core Subjects – extended central training on the three core subjects, English, Mathematics and Science.
  • Other Curriculum Subjects – focused central training in Art, SMSC, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Computing, Music, PE, PSHE and RE
  • Broad Professional Studies – an introduction to issues relating to:

Pedagogy; child development; The National Curriculum, including planning teaching strategies; assessment for learning and cross-curriculum themes and dimensions; aspects of the broader educational debate including child protection and principles of safeguarding; special educational needs and Disabilities; spiritual, moral, social and cultural values; behaviour management; inclusion and systematic synthetic phonics.

  • Training as a teacher under supervision – in compliance with The Education (School Teachers’ Qualifications) (England) Regulations 2003 (SI 1662), our trainees carry out the following duties under supervision of their class teacher or school based tutor: planning and preparing lessons for pupils; delivering lessons to pupils; assessing the development, progress and attainment of pupils; and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.

How school placements work

Non-assessed placement schools are selected by the trainee with agreement from the SCITT Leadership Team. The trainee will attend placement for one to two days per week over the Autumn and Spring terms of years 1 of the programme and Autumn term of year 2.

Assessed teaching practice schools are selected on suitability for the trainee and geographical location. They are matched with trainees based on the current strengths of the school and the requirements of the trainee. In this way we ensure that trainees have the best possible support in school over their training year and a personalised approach to training.

Starting on the first day of the autumn term, you will be based in your “home” school. You will be seen as a member of staff, quickly appreciating the workplace and seeing theory put into practice every day following a carefully designed plan to support your learning. You will undertake training by staff in your “home” school as well as tutor groups, central training sessions and other activities with trainee teachers from other schools on the programme.

When you are ready, you will start to take responsibility to deliver parts of lessons on your own. The programme will build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. As you become more confident and competent you will take on greater responsibility until you are teaching full lessons.

The academic modules will be completed each year to build and consolidate knowledge of specila educational needs, how children learn and how pupils make progress in lessons.


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

Where trainees need to extend their placement due to absence through illness or where there has been a delay in the development progress of the trainee, additional charges may be made when training extends into a further training year.

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



GCSE grade C or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science. These three qualifications should have been awarded prior to application or be underway during application. Equivalency examinations are accepted but NOT in Key Skills at Level 2. HART offer equivalency testing in Science

Minimum 2, preferably 3 A-levels of good grades.

2.1 honours degree from a UK University or equivalent qualification ( 2.2 degrees will be considered if supported by evidence of other academic achievement, experience or personal qualities).

Some experience is helpful prior to application as it will help applicants to better understand the role of a teacher.

Personal qualities

You will be able to demonstrate -

  • A high degree of emotional intelligence, the ability to empathise and have a sound understanding of equality and diversity.
  • A real sense of moral purpose and a tireless energy to achieve the best for your pupils.
  • Commitment, resilience and the ability to reflect in order to learn from your own experiences as well as the experiences of others.

Other requirements

we will need to complete the following for all applicants prior to the start of the programme:

  • More detailed references
  • Identity and security checks
  • Health Checks

About the training provider

We are a specialist primary training provider based in beautiful North Yorkshire. We have very high rates of completion, and employment at the end of the programme, especially in North Yorkshire Schools.

Our trainees tell us that they love training with us, would recommend the programme to others and are well supported during their training year both in school and by the central SCITT team.

HART of Yorkshire SCITT operate as an independent provider of initial teacher training provider. Our programme, administered by Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust, runs across 50 schools in North Yorkshire and Leeds. Our cutting edge training draws upon the best research and development across the globe, with nationally acclaimed trainers who prepare trainees for a successful career.

"training focuses on teaching and learning, is continually updated, linked to evidence-based research and rooted in successful classroom practice." Ofsted 2018.

Training with disabilities and other needs

HART of Yorkshire SCITT believes that diversity in applicantions to initial teacher training brings a richness to education in our schools.

Considerations are made from the point of applications and after the offer of a place on the programme a health questionnaire and full assessment is completed and adjustments are made to support accessibility for trainees with physical, mental or other health issues.

Placement schools across North Yorkshire are selected to support trainees with accessibility issues. Trainees needing support in different ways will be placed according to the strengths of the schools within the partnership.

The main central training site and on-line learning platform supports access for all learners.

Contact details

07713 567185
Bilton Grange Primary School
Bilton Lane


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: 25C
  • Training programme code: 3D9C

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Name Address Code
Harrogate Town and Rural Area Schools HG1 3BA 3
Skipton Area, South and North Craven Schools Skipton Area Schools BD20 8HB 2
Main Site Bilton Grange School, Bilton Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 3BA -
Ripon and Rural Schools HG4 3BH 4

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