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Secondary PGCE with QTS

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 Secondary PGCE

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Art and Design (Z609)

Biology (H971)

Chemistry (G531)

Computing (B257)

Mathematics (W809)

Design and Technology (N239)

English (T177)


Geography (J762)

History (B803)

Physical Education (D872)

Physical Education with an EBacc Subject (Q935)

Physics (P704)

Religious Education (H835)

Modern Languages (Spanish) (U117)

Participating trainees will be able to acquire significant real life experience of the profession through being placed in Early Years, Primary and Specialist school settings throughout their training period.

This route allows trainees to build relationships with stakeholders and learn from outstanding practitioners who will be on hand to offer guidance and support throughout the course. Trainees will also receive specilaist Masters level input from dedicated University of Cumbria Staff.


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Bring the best out in a child
Fulfilling career
Job satisfaction
Opportunities for progression

The everyonelearning@ Teaching Partnership School Direct course lasts one year and trainees train in at least two good or outstanding schools.

Trainees will be a part of the team from the very start, receiving extensive support from experienced teachers and mentors.

Guaranteed Support to Secure Future Employment

In many cases, at the end of the training period, those undertaking the programme continue to work in the school or school group where they train.


Funding: initial teacher training (ITT), academic year 2024 to 2025 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Postgraduate bursaries:

£28,000 for Computing, Chemistry, Maths & Physics

£25,000 for Biology, D&T, Geography and Languages

£10,000 for Art & Design, English, Music & RE

Scholarships of £30,000 are available in Chemistry, Computing, Maths and Physics, and for £27,000 in French, German and Spanish

Entry Requirements

Secondary Education with QTS:

A minimum UK 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification depending on your chosen specialism, is required. All successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 July 2018.

GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics or recognised equivalent qualifications. Applicants must have met this requirement by July 2018.

Successful completion of the QTS skills test in Literacy and Numeracy by 31 July 2018.

School Direct trainees are eligible for training bursaries and can apply for the same financial support such as student loans.

School Direct courses result in qualified teacher status (QTS), and award a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).

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