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

The Part-Time PGCE has three options for study:

  • Standard Model where part-time, 2 days per week, self-choice school placements (teaching practices) are interspersed with two full-time teaching practices in schools chosen by the SCITT. Terms 1 & 2, 2 days per week, term 3, 5 days, term 4, 2 days per week and term 5, 5 days per week. This model works well for someone who wishes to work full time as a teacher at the end of the training and is able to invest in the full-time placements.
  • Flexible Option 1: trainees will train two days per week through 4 terms and then complete a full-time teaching practice of 18 weeks to show resilience so that they will be successful at showing employers their ability to fulfil a full time role after graduation.
  • Flexible Option 2: trainees will train two days per week through 4 terms, then 3 days per week for two terms. This is ideal for someone who wishes to teach part-time as a teacher after graduation.

All together, over the 5-6 terms, trainees will have over 140 days in school for each option and 36 days training centrally or in regional tutor groups. Central training takes place in Harrogate.

Training will combine learning on the job in the classroom, on-line modules, academic assignments, regional tutor groups, central training, themed visits to schools to observe specific elements of good practice, and teaching impact studies.

How school placements work

Self-choice 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 (Teaching Practice 1 & 3)

Teaching practice 2 and 4 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 special 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.

This price is for the Standard Model which is over 5 terms. The flexible options which are over 6 terms is £11,100

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


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