Taught course

School Direct (Primary/Secondary) PGCE with QTS

University of Huddersfield · School of Education and Professional Development

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally: * An Honours degree (2:2 or above). For secondary, 50% of your degree should be in the subject you wish to teach. * A GCSE grade C pass or equivalent in English and Mathematics. If you are applying for primary teaching, you must also have a science GCSE grade C or above * You must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and that you have the intellectual and academic capabilities to meet the required Teachers’ Standards by the end of the programme * You must have passed [skills tests in literacy and numeracy](http://www.hud.ac.uk/edu/skills-tests/) before you start your initial teacher training course. Please note that you must have registered for the tests before we offer you an interview. * A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and health check. There is a charge (currently £44). You don’t need to do anything before you apply. * A satisfactory interview. * All conditions must be met by 31 August 2019 (please allow extra time for Skills Test retakes). These are the usual entry requirements; however if you have older or different qualifications don’t be deterred from applying as we welcome people from different backgrounds. If you have a degree from overseas, we will need to see a full transcript of your award, together with details of the marking scheme used by the awarding institution to enable us to check if it reaches the UK 2:2 degree classification level. Application to the PGCE via an SKE route: If your degree qualification does not meet our normal entrance requirements, you can apply and may be offered a place conditional on the successful completion of a Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme (SKE). Entry Requirements for this are: * A minimum of a 2.2 (Hons) Degree with some subject specific content linked to the subject you are applying to. (If you’ve got an overseas degree, we’ll need a full transcript of your award and details of the marking scheme used by the awarding institution). * An A level (or equivalent) in the subject, normally at a grade C above. (For Biology/Chemistry/Physics applications, a second A level in one of the sciences would be required). * The ability to complete an SKE programme (this may be up to 28 weeks). All other entrance requirements remain the same.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The University of Huddersfield is pleased to be the training provider for a number of our primary and secondary school partners who offer school-led training through [School Direct| [https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/school-led-training](https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/school-led-training)]. As a School Direct trainee you’ll have the opportunity to work as part of the teaching team in the alliance of schools to which you’ve applied from day one. Your chosen alliance will be involved in your selection, recruitment and professional development throughout the programme. School Direct trainees also benefit from studying with other trainees at the University of Huddersfield on our university-led PGCE programmes. Both routes have the same entry requirements, lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and include 90 Masters level credits. If you’ve got an undergraduate degree and are passionate about training to become a teacher, then studying our PGCE Primary or Secondary Education with QTS (School Direct) could be for you. Each course has been carefully negotiated with our school partners to enable trainees to benefit from the unique experiences available within their alliance. A significant amount of your learning will take place within the alliance. You’ll benefit from being able to learn from and observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and mentoring to help you develop into an outstanding and successful teacher. Successful completion of your PGCE course prepares you to start your first teaching post (NQT year) within a primary or secondary school setting. Our courses are designed to prepare you to teach pupils in a specific age range, with opportunities to develop a comprehensive understanding of progression in the age phases before and after. Our School Direct Primary training will take place across the 3-7 and 5-11 age ranges and our School Direct Secondary training across the 11-16, 11-18 or 14-19 age ranges. The following places are available with our partner Teaching Schools and Alliances: [Green Light Alliance|https://www.greenlightalliance.org.uk/] [*]Primary [*]Chemistry [*]Computing [*]Design and Technology [*]Drama [*]English [*]Geography [*]History [*]Mathematics [*]Modern Languages [*]Music [*]Physical Education [*]Physics [*]Religious Education [Learners First Schools Partnership|http://www.learnersfirst.net/] [*]Primary [New Collaborative|https://ncpontefract.ac.uk/] [*]Art and Design [*]Biology [*]Chemistry [*]English [*]Mathematics [*]Physics [The Sanctuary at St Chads CE Primary School|https://www.sanctuarylc.org/] [*]Primary [Trinity Teaching School Alliance|http://trinitytraintoteach.co.uk/] [*]Primary [*]Primary with Mathematics [*]Art and Design [*]Biology [*]Chemistry [*]Computing [*]Design and Technology [*]Drama [*]English [*]Geography [*]History [*]Mathematics [*]Modern Languages (French, Spanish, German) [*]Music [*]Physical Education [*]Physics [*]Physics with Mathematics [*]Religious Education [Valley Trust|http://www.brighouse.calderdale.sch.uk/] [*]Biology [*]Chemistry [*]Design and Technology [*]English [*]Geography [*]History [*]Mathematics [*]Modern Languages [*]Physics [*]Religious Education [West Yorkshire Teaching Alliance|http://www.wyta.co.uk/] [*]Primary [*]Biology [*]Chemistry [*]Computing [*]English [*]Geography [*]History [*]Mathematics [*]Modern Languages (French, German and Spanish) [*]Music [*]Physical Education [*]Physics [Yorkshire Anglican Teaching School Alliance|http://www.yorkshireanglicantsa.org/] [*]Primary

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1484 478249