PGCE QTS Primary Education (School Direct Route)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 12/12/2018

We are the Initial Teacher Training provider for a diverse and innovative group of Lead Schools and their Alliance schools in Northamptonshire and its surrounding counties, supporting the delivery of PGCE QTS programmes through the School Direct route. The PGCE QTS course is the same for those on a University place or School Direct place.

Find out more about School Direct and how to apply.

If you would like to apply for a School Direct place for training to teach in 2018-19, then you will need to consider which route will be most suitable and which will be available with different Lead Schools. There are two routes for School Direct applicants; Salaried or Training.

Course

Highlights

  • Study with a top 25% institution for Initial Teacher Training.
  • Salaried route available.
  • Extensive School Experience Library.

Additional

Information

Work Experience

We work in partnership with schools across Northamptonshire, its neighbouring counties and many schools across the country. This enables you to learn in range of schools. There are also opportunities for placements in Special Educational Needs (SEN) settings. The Lead School will organise the placements which are confirmed by the University.

Course Details

The PGCE courses focuses on the priorities of the Primary National Curriculum and national priorities. You will learn how to teach, how to lead and you will develop your subject knowledge to give you confidence and competence in the classroom.

Through this course, you will develop into a highly committed, creative and reflective teacher with Qualified Teacher Status. Teaching is a practical skill, so you will spend a substantial part of your course in school-based Placements in schools within the Lead School alliance. During School based days, you are expected to be in school between 8.20am and 4pm. There are three assessed Placements, and the opportunity for a self-organised placement in an alternative setting. This will give you full experience of a range of educational contexts.

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Open Days

Come Say Hello

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

You will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status** which is presently nationally recognised as the professional qualification for teachers. You will be assessed in teaching the 5 to 11 OR 3-7 age range, thus giving you access to a teaching career in EYFS, Key Stage One or Key Stage Two.

**The present title Qualified Teacher Status QTS is subject to change due to an ongoing government consultation at the time of going to press. For the latest information, please visit the DfE website.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

You must hold an honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent) and whenever possible the classification should be a 2:1 or First.  It is considered that you will benefit from school experience before the course starts.

These places are aimed mainly at graduates with three or more years’ work experience.

When applying for a salaried position, it is desirable for you to have had a period of relevant experience of working with children.

You will need to have a minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above and these must include Mathematics, English Language and Science. You must have these before applying. You must be interviewed and we will explore your suitability for teaching including undertaking DBS.

You must pass the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy prior to enrolling on the course. Please contact study@northampton.ac.uk for further advice and support.

For more information on how to apply for this course please visit our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Professional Studies (20 Credits)
    Module code: ITT3033
    Core Module Y
  • Core: English and Mathematics (30 Credits)
    Module code: ITT3034
    Core Module Y
  • Science and Technology (10 Credits)
    Module code: ITT3035
    Core Module Y
  • Foundation (Wider Curriculum) (20 Credits)
    Module code: ITT3036
    Core Module Y
  • School Experience 1 Primary (20 Credits)
    Module code: ITT3037P
    Core Module Y
  • School Experience 2 Primary (20 Credits)
    Module code: ITT3038P
    Core Module Y
  • Autobiographical Educational Experience, Theories and Professional Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: ITTM001
    Core Module Y
  • PGCE School Experience Research Project (30 Credits)
    Module code: ITTM002
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

We have an extensive School Experience Library which you will have access to use. It is made up of resources specifically for trainee teachers, to support you in your placements. You will be able to borrow activities, planning materials, puppets, games and large books for story time, among many other things.

“The quality of training is enhanced by the excellent resources at the University” (Ofsted 2014).

Postgraduate Opportunities

See your Options

We have many postgraduate courses  available, that are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Take a look at some of the other Postgraduate Education courses we have available.

Education MA

Primary / Early Years / Secondary PGCE Top-Up

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion MA

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

School Direct Salaried trainees are employed by a school and receive a salary.

School Direct Training Programme trainees pay fees (£9,250).

Please note the School Direct salaried course is not eligible for student support from the Student Loans Company.

Additional costs
There will be additional costs for travel to placements, optional visits within modules, and paper based materials for recording and storage of evidence. We provide financial support for your placement travel costs according to the annually reviewed process.
Entry requirements

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  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
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Updated 12/12/2018

  • We are the Initial Teacher Training provider for a diverse and innovative group of Lead Schools and their Alliance schools in Northamptonshire and its surrounding counties, supporting the delivery of PGCE QTS programmes through the School Direct route. The PGCE QTS course is the same for those on a University place or School Direct place.

    Find out more about School Direct and how to apply.

    If you would like to apply for a School Direct place for training to teach in 2018-19, then you will need to consider which route will be most suitable and which will be available with different Lead Schools. There are two routes for School Direct applicants; Salaried or Training.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Study with a top 25% institution for Initial Teacher Training.
    • Salaried route available.
    • Extensive School Experience Library.
  • The PGCE courses focuses on the priorities of the Primary National Curriculum and national priorities. You will learn how to teach, how to lead and you will develop your subject knowledge to give you confidence and competence in the classroom.

    Through this course, you will develop into a highly committed, creative and reflective teacher with Qualified Teacher Status. Teaching is a practical skill, so you will spend a substantial part of your course in school-based Placements in schools within the Lead School alliance. During School based days, you are expected to be in school between 8.20am and 4pm. There are three assessed Placements, and the opportunity for a self-organised placement in an alternative setting. This will give you full experience of a range of educational contexts.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Work Experience

    We work in partnership with schools across Northamptonshire, its neighbouring counties and many schools across the country. This enables you to learn in range of schools. There are also opportunities for placements in Special Educational Needs (SEN) settings. The Lead School will organise the placements which are confirmed by the University.

    • Come Say Hello

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      You will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status** which is presently nationally recognised as the professional qualification for teachers. You will be assessed in teaching the 5 to 11 OR 3-7 age range, thus giving you access to a teaching career in EYFS, Key Stage One or Key Stage Two.

      **The present title Qualified Teacher Status QTS is subject to change due to an ongoing government consultation at the time of going to press. For the latest information, please visit the DfE website.

  • You must hold an honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent) and whenever possible the classification should be a 2:1 or First.  It is considered that you will benefit from school experience before the course starts.

    These places are aimed mainly at graduates with three or more years’ work experience.

    When applying for a salaried position, it is desirable for you to have had a period of relevant experience of working with children.

    You will need to have a minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above and these must include Mathematics, English Language and Science. You must have these before applying. You must be interviewed and we will explore your suitability for teaching including undertaking DBS.

    You must pass the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy prior to enrolling on the course. Please contact study@northampton.ac.uk for further advice and support.

    For more information on how to apply for this course please visit our How to Apply page.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Professional Studies (20 Credits)
      Module code: ITT3033
      Core Module Y
    • Core: English and Mathematics (30 Credits)
      Module code: ITT3034
      Core Module Y
    • Science and Technology (10 Credits)
      Module code: ITT3035
      Core Module Y
    • Foundation (Wider Curriculum) (20 Credits)
      Module code: ITT3036
      Core Module Y
    • School Experience 1 Primary (20 Credits)
      Module code: ITT3037P
      Core Module Y
    • School Experience 2 Primary (20 Credits)
      Module code: ITT3038P
      Core Module Y
    • Autobiographical Educational Experience, Theories and Professional Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: ITTM001
      Core Module Y
    • PGCE School Experience Research Project (30 Credits)
      Module code: ITTM002
      Core Module Y

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    We have an extensive School Experience Library which you will have access to use. It is made up of resources specifically for trainee teachers, to support you in your placements. You will be able to borrow activities, planning materials, puppets, games and large books for story time, among many other things.

    “The quality of training is enhanced by the excellent resources at the University” (Ofsted 2014).

    • See your Options

      We have many postgraduate courses  available, that are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Take a look at some of the other Postgraduate Education courses we have available.

      Education MA

      Primary / Early Years / Secondary PGCE Top-Up

      Special Educational Needs and Inclusion MA

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    School Direct Salaried trainees are employed by a school and receive a salary.

    School Direct Training Programme trainees pay fees (£9,250).

    Please note the School Direct salaried course is not eligible for student support from the Student Loans Company.

    Additional costs
    There will be additional costs for travel to placements, optional visits within modules, and paper based materials for recording and storage of evidence. We provide financial support for your placement travel costs according to the annually reviewed process.
    Entry requirements

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour