Taught course

General Primary

Lutley Primary School · Education

Entry requirements

Applicants need GCSE grade C or above in English, maths and science and an undergraduate degree class 2:2 or higher. The applicant also needs a minimum of one week's school experience. It is a government requirement that applicants also pass the Maths and English skills tests which can be booked and taken at national test centres.

PGCE School Direct

Months of entry


Course content

Trainees will gain a PGCE qts in General Primary following the School Direct route. This is affiliated by Haybridge SCITT and Birmingham City University.

The training course will include teaching experience, course modules and ongoing school based tasks. There will also be tutorials and assignments set by the university.

The modules include topics such as behaviour management, lesson planning, differentiation, assessment for learning, engaging learners, special educational needs, assessment, curriculum and new technologies. School based tasks all align with these modules.

All modules, tasks and assignments if completed successfully, will allow the student to meet the classroom teaching standards, by the end of 2018, for students to achieve their PGCE with qts.

Each module consists of learning workshops, research and development tasks, modelling, mentoring, assessing and reflection.

There will be lesson observations of the students each week, weekly reviews with their class teacher and tutorials with University lecturers. There will also be end of placement reports to ensure that the student is making the necessary progress.

Trainees will need to keep a school experience file and PPD file which is a working document to show evidence of the trainee's ability to plan, evaluate, assess and record both their own and children's progress against the teaching standards.

Each student will have their own training action plan which will be written alongside their mentor to meet their individual teaching needs.

Information for international students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa then you will be ineligible to apply for a School Direct programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

It costs £9,000 to train with us for the year's course. If the applicant has a 1st class degree or masters degree then there is a bursary of £3000 which can be used towards these costs. It is an unsalaried course.

Qualification and course duration


full time
11 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations3
Professional practice150

Course contact details

Rebecca Keen