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FAQs

We hope these answers are helpful. If you have more questions, please contact us by email or phone.

The course is very popular so the earlier the better. Applications via UCAS for Apply 1 open in October and we receive most in the Autumn and Spring terms. You can apply to the PCP through Apply 2, as we often carry on recruiting until late June.

From September to July each year.

  • An honours degree with a classification of 2.2 or above.
  • An A-C grade in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science. These qualifications have to be gained and confirmed before entry.

The PCP may also be prepared to accept an equivalency test in some cases.
Please contact us to discuss.

Contact NARIC on 0870 9904088 and gain paper verification that it is equivalent to a British Honours degree of 2:2 or above.

Yes. Medical and Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks are essential. You will also need to produce original certificates to verify your academic qualifications.

Yes. It is essential to gain experience of the English National Curriculum and current primary practice. You will need to acquire experience as a volunteer helper or classroom assistant in an English primary school before starting the course. If you are able to arrange this before interview, it will strengthen your hand.

Your time in school will allow you to confirm that you do want to train to teach. Although a minimum of two weeks is required, the more you do, the easier you will find the course. If you are applying for School Direct (Salaried), you will need to gain as much experience as possible.

Not on its own. Whilst your experience will be valued, you will be placed and assessed in English schools and will need to become familiar with them by arranging time in at least one maintained primary school in England.

No, but if you have had experience, there is a greater likelihood of being able to answer the questions with conviction and therefore gaining a place on the course.

We would advise you to have one referee who can verify your academic ability and another who can comment on your ability to work with children. This is often a teacher/headteacher.

No. Developing high quality teachers is at the heart of our mission. As long as you have the potential to become a good teacher and empathy with faith schools, you should enjoy the programme and we will help you become the best teacher you can within your training year.

Successful trainees receive an integrated award of QTS and a PGCE (M) or PGCE (H). Both provide excellent preparation for teaching in schools.

Yes. Our schools are chosen with great care and staff in them are specifically trained to support you.

You are liable to cover the cost of the tuition fee yourself. You may apply for a loan via the Student Loans Company. Please visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance for more information.