Primary with Tandridge Teaching Alliance Accredited provider: University of Brighton

Course offered
QTS full time
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

The course is for people who want to train to become teachers, spending the majority of their training time in school alongside qualified teachers.

The majority of your time on this course is spent in school. It is a requirement of all QTS courses that you get at least 60 days (or equivalent) training through the year. You will get at least 15 days taught sessions from the University and a course of professional development provided by the school. Your development in school will be supported by a mentor who will help you in your progress towards meeting the standards for QTS. You will be required to undertake a period of placement in a second school that provides a contrast to your base school.

The majority of the learning on this course happens in schools. Student teachers will learn in a variety of ways in school, including from experienced mentors, through observing others and through experience. There are 15 days taught in university at the Brighton Campus. The teaching on these days will be a mixture of lecture and seminar and workshop activity. There is a high level of individual support for learning offered in this course through the mentors in school and the university tutors.

How school placements work


All applications for School Direct are made via UCAS. Places are not listed under University of Brighton but under the lead schools who have these places.

The TTA (Tandridge Teaching Alliance) offer Primary placements teaching age ranges 4-11.

We partner with 8 schools at present. Each candidate will have two placements within the year.


The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £6,000
EU students £6,000

Please note:

2018/19 tuition fees for this course

UK/EU Overseas QTS only £5,960 / QTS & PGCE £9,250

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund.

Further information

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students:

Text books : Own purchase text books

Travel to other sites : Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student

Library Fees and Fines: Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable

Printing & Photocopying: The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student

Graduation ceremonies: It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



A good honours degree of at least lower second class (2:2) standard with at least some of the degree modules related to the training subject.

English and Maths at GCSE (grade C or above) or equivalent for Secondary (11-18). For the Primary route, candidates will also need Science GCSE at grade C or above.

To have passed the government's skills tests in literacy and numeracy.

About the training provider

Tandridge Teaching Alliance is a teaching school partnership based in Tandridge, Surrey. We currently have 21 member schools who work together ensuring that we provide local training, support and learning in our locality.

We have been successfully offering ITT courses for the past two years linking with both the University of Brighton and Canterbury Christ Church University.

For more information please look at our website (

About the accredited provider

From small beginnings in 1850s Brighton, the University of Brighton has grown to a complex and diverse institution based in three towns across the south coast of England.

Our ethos is defined by four core values:





Our students are part of a dynamic, diverse and creative community that embraces partnership working and that makes a positive difference to society.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Choosing to undertake a postgraduate qualification is an important decision– whether you are currently in full-time or part-time study, pursuing your chosen career and aiming to boost your potential, considering a career in academia or simply want to immerse yourself in a subject you are passionate about.

We welcome all applicants. We will support all applicants fully as a Teaching School Alliance linking with the training University as appropriate.

Contact details

01883 712817
Silkham Road


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: 2BJ
  • Training programme code: 2XTN

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
S St Stephens Church of England Primary School Hunters Chase, South Godstone, Godstone, Surrey RH9 8HR
M St Mary's Church of England Junior School Silkham Road, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0NP
- Main Site Silkham Road, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0NP
H Holland Junior School Holland Road, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9BQ
T Tatsfield Primary School Church Lane, Tatsfield, Westerham, Kent TN16 2JX
L Limpsfield Church of England Infant School Limpsfield Common, Westerham Road, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0EA
B Bletchingley Village Primary School Coneybury, Bletchingley, Surrey RH1 4PP
G Godstone Village School Ivy Mill Lane, Godstone, Surrey RH9 8NH

Advice and support

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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