Redwell Primary School
Primary (JK98)

PGCE with QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Financial support

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
13 months
Date you can apply from
3 September 2019
Date course starts
November 2019

About the course

The Post-Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship is a new, nationally recognised, work based route into teaching. It offers participants a post-graduate qualification with no tuition fees and the opportunity to 'earn while you learn'.

Schools are able to 'grow their own' - training members of staff who have a commitment to their school.

Upon completion of the programme, participants will achieve Qualified Teacher Status.

5 Wells Teaching Apprenticeship

How school placements work

Placements will be within the apprentice's own school with a 6 weeks element at an alternative school in an alternative key stage.

Schools are required to provide 20% non teaching time to include PPA and professional development.

  • days face to face sessions with a university quality assured trainer will be held at 5 Wells Development Centre.

Schools will be required to provide a mentor to support the apprentice.


Salary will be calculated using the Unqualified Teachers' Pay Scale.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



You must be a graduate (minimum 2:2) and able to meet the DfE's ITT entry requirements which are:

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE in Maths, English and Science (or equivalent);

Pass the professional skills test in Literacy and Numeracy;

Undertake an enhance Disclosure and Barring Service check and overseas check;

Complete a Fitness to Teach self declaration.

About the training provider

  • Wells is one of only a handful of education focussed Development Centres in the UK that can boast true independence of service delivery. Our ability to create unique support opportunities for you will benefit your school, from Foundation Stage, all the way through to secondary level education.

Training with disabilities and other needs

  • Wells is an inclusive provision and we are able to accommodate all needs and disabilities.

Contact details

01933 400549
Redwell Primary School
Barnwell 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: 5J7
  • Training programme code: JK98

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
5 Wells Development Centre
Barnwell Road, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 5LQ
Yes 3

Support and advice

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