What Type Of Course Is This?
Course Design

On successful completion of all component parts trainees will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). 


  • Upon successful completion of the academic course requirements, 60 credits at Masters level will be awarded, validated by the University of Buckingham Trainees who complete 120 credits at Level 6 only will be awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (validated by the University of Buckingham.

What Are The Elements Of The Course?

The course consists of:


  • Developing Professional Practice-Primary, providing an introduction to current educational issues.  

  • Broad Curriculum Studies covering both theory and practice and with a close study of the National Curriculum subjects at Key Stage 1 and 2 and The Foundation Stage.

  • Structured Mentoring- qualified support through the course.


This is an academic route leading to the award of QTS and a Post-Graduate Certificate.


Trainees complete 24 weeks of training within a school setting, undertaking teaching practices in two consecutive age phases and also school-based training.  We also offer specialism options in mathematics and science for suitably qualified applicants.  

Where Do The Trainees Study?

The Training Year:


The remainder of the training year consists of centre-based training in the core and foundation curriculum areas and professional studies.  This training is led by outstanding current primary practitioners, and takes place at our training centre at Hillborough Junior School.


You will be a full time student.  The fees for 2021-22 will be £9,000, and you may be eligible for a student loan.