St. Andrew's Teaching Alliance
Primary (2YRM)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Oxford Brookes University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Date you can apply from
6 November 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

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

St. Andrew’s Teaching Alliance (SATA) is a Schools Direct Provider in the Oxfordshire and Buckingham area.

Your training programme with SATA will have a strong focus on learning how to teach. We will ensure that you understand children's developmental stages and that you understand how children and young people learn. Our training programme is practical and innovative making full use of evidence based teaching strategies. You will experience teaching across three educational phases, in both mainstream and special settings. Our programme will give you the tools you need to do the job well so that you can meet the needs of all your students. We will ensure that you learn how to manage behaviour in your classroom; we combine all of our training with cutting edge evidence based research.

We believe that every child, regardless of ability or background, can succeed.

If you feel this way too, then our programme will be the right course for you.

Choosing SATA as your training provider means that:

 You will become part of a community committed to one another and to achieving the best for every young person we care for.

 You will enjoy excellent facilities in which to learn, supporting your development as a practitioner.

 You will have opportunities to take part in a wide variety of Professional Development.

 You will work with the highly regarded Oxford Brookes University as our partner provider.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Our lead school is an outstanding primary school with a Communication and Interaction Resource Base on site and all of our partner schools are rated outstanding or good which ensures excellent provision.

We passionately believe in the 'grow your own' philosophy and we will be committed to you as a professional. When you train with SATA we will invest in your development and while we cannot guarantee a position at the end of your training course, there may opportunities regarding employment in one of our schools. When you train with the SATA, we see you as our future.

Contact details

Station Road
OX39 4PU


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: 2DD
  • Training programme code: 2YRM

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
Main Site
Station Road, Chinnor OX39 4PU
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Support and advice

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

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