Primary (36DS)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Leeds Trinity 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
9 October 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

• Our ITT programme is school based, where you will be trained by highly skilled teachers in the classroom.

• We have 20 primary schools across North Yorkshire, York and East Riding offering an impressive breadth of experience, from large town schools to smaller village primaries, faith and community schools.

• Our motivation for running the programme is to supply all the schools in our alliance with ‘home-grown’, highly skilled teachers – we are invested in making you the best teacher you can be and securing you a job at the end.

• Polaris Teaching School Alliance supports entrants to the profession through every stage in their career – from NQT to Headship. Your teacher-training year is just the first step in a career supported by high-quality CPD.

• We have a track record of supporting trainees through all the challenges of undertaking the programme. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to any obstacles you might meet along the way, supported by a mentor for the programme

• We follow the ‘local model’ – tutors from Leeds Trinity University come to us to deliver the Professional Development element of the programme one day a week, and you train in the classroom four days a week.

About the accredited body

Leeds Trinity University has an established reputation, regionally and nationally, of being one of the UK's leading providers of teacher training courses. Their outstanding courses are taught by a highly experienced team that understands the learning needs of children, from the early years of 0–5 years, right through to primary education of 5–11 years. According to the latest National College for Teaching and Leadership figures 99% of their recent Primary Education graduates are working in teaching positions.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Our training facility is based in St. Mary’s primary School, Malton, a fully-accessible primary school. All our placement schools are accessible and we work with partners to ensure every placement meets the needs of the trainee.

Our HEI partner, Leeds Trinity University has a breadth of experience in supporting students with a range of disabilities and we work with them to ensure all trainees are fully supported and have equal access to all training and opportunities.

Contact details

Highfield Road
North Yorkshire
YO17 7DB


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: 2GW
  • Training programme code: 36DS

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
Highfield Road, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7DB
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