What Is The Provider Led Route?

What Type Of Course Is This?
Course Design

The SHIRE is accredited to award QTS. and 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 Early Years Foundation Stage.

  • Structured Mentoring- qualified support through the course.

  • A well-designed sequential curriculum linked to the Core Content Framework, focusing on the 6 aspects of behaviour, pedagogy, curriculum, adaptive teaching, assessment and professional behaviours

This is an academic route leading to the award of QTS and a Post-Graduate Certificate. This route can be undertaken as a one-year or two year part time option. This will consist of studies for 3 days a week, involving a mixture of centre-based training at Shire and school-based teaching practices in year 1 and predominantly school-based training in year 2.


Trainees complete 24 weeks of training within a school setting, undertaking teaching practices in two consecutive age phases and also school-based training.  Trainees choose a specialism options in mathematics, P.E. music or science.  

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.


The fees for 2022-23 will be £9,250 and you may be eligible for a student loan. There is currently no bursary for the primary route.

Part-time course = £5,000 per year.